One of the most satisfying desicions I have ever made is to take advantage of the volunteer opportunies that help build quality homes for Habitat For Humanity families… That’s WHAT’S GOOD.
– Derriqmaq | Creator + Host | All Saints Radio
At Habitat, volunteers are the heart of our organization! More than 15,500+ volunteers assist in our home building program every year. They build homes, raise funds, work in the offices, feed hungry volunteers, work at our Home Centers and more. Our volunteers work alongside our homeowners and help them on their journey toward homeownership. Volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio include:
Home construction is the heart of Habitat. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer. Each home will have an experienced leader to instruct volunteers and all the tools and safety equipment necessary. We have opportunities on the work site most Tuesdays – Saturdays. We provide lunch for our volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays only.
Help feed hungry volunteers. If you want to provide lunch to our volunteers you will provide the food, beverages and paper products for approximately 30 volunteers on any scheduled build day. Providing lunch for one house (30 volunteers) is worth 10 hours of community service (provided that is accepted by your organization or school).
Volunteer Services Assistant
This is an ideal position for volunteers who want to be on the worksite but for some reason choose not to participate in construction. This volunteer will help Volunteer Services staff host all the volunteers on site (ex: sign in, help with lunch, etc.).
Volunteers can assist in our Home Centers with pricing, stocking, loading/unloading trailers, assembling cabinets and more. Opportunities are available Monday-Friday (8 am – 6 pm) and Saturday (9 am – 5 pm). Must be 18 years or older.
The Wrecking Crew tears out usable building supplies from local remodeling projects. Salvaged materials are sold in our Home Centers. Volunteers days and times will vary depending on need.
Volunteers in the office assist with clerical stuff, data entry, filing, helping prepare for an event, etc.
Come to a Volunteer Orientation
Come learn about our mission and volunteer opportunities. Orientations are a great first step for first time volunteers – they are recommended, but not required. Orientations take place the first Tuesday of every month at 6 pm and the third Thursday of every month at 12 noon at the Habitat office, 311 Probandt (unless otherwise noted below). No RSVP necessary – everyone is welcome! If you have already attended an orientation, contact our Volunteer Coordinator to begin volunteering.