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A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available on and off the construction site for individuals, corporate groups, student groups, youth groups, and faith groups.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Volunteering with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity!

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) utilizes volunteers to construct homes, work in the ReStore, help plan events and more. Volunteers make a difference by helping LAHFH keep construction costs low. Whether you are part of a church group, a school club, a corporate organization, or just an individual looking to gain volunteer experience, we’re always looking for volunteers.

To prepare yourself to volunteer with us, there are a couple things you should do:
  1. Sign up for the shift on our volunteer calendar, by clicking the button to the right.
  2. Sign the updated Waiver of Liability, if it is your first volunteer shift for the year. (This will be done on VolunteerUP!)
  3. Watch the appropriate safety video below (ReStore or Construction).
  4. Read the required construction volunteer document below.

If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Brianna Gruenberg at (218) 359-0814 or brianna@lakeagassizhabitat.org

No experience needed

No experience is needed to help build homes – only a desire to make a difference in our community. Our friendly and knowledgeable crew leaders will be there to help and answer questions every step of the way. So whether this is your first time lifting a hammer, or you are a construction professional, we would appreciate your help on a build site!

View Volunteer Calendar
When you have arrived on the build site, we ask you do the following things:
  • Sign in with the volunteer coordinator or construction manager. Don’t forget to sign out when you leave!
  • Listen carefully to the site supervisor’s safety talk and projects for the day.
  • Sign a paper waiver if you didn’t do this online.
  • Make sure you have the proper safety gear for the day (closed toed shoes, safety glasses, ear plugs, etc.)
Parking on build sites:

We kindly ask that you do not park in front of mailboxes and that you spread your vehicles out along the road so neighbors still have some street parking available. Thanks for helping us be good neighbors!

(Pay attention to the “no parking on ___ day” signs to avoid parking tickets.)

Required Safety Training Materials

COVID-19 Safety Protocol – PLEASE READ BEFORE VOLUNTEERING!

All LAHFH Staff and Volunteers are expected to follow the safety procedures included in these documents.

NOTE: Masks are now optional for all staff and volunteers. They are strongly recommended for those who are not vaccinated.

Build Site Safety ProtocolReStore Safety Protocol
16 Things Every Construction Volunteer Needs to Know

There is important information that will prepare you for your first day volunteering on our construction sites. We ask everyone to pay close attention to our safety guidelines.

We provide on-site training for anyone who is new to the construction trade, as well as job-specific training for your on-site assignment. When in doubt, ask your site supervisor for clarification and more information.

Required Reading

Volunteer at Our ReStore

 

Keep the cycle going by volunteering at our ReStore location

Current Builds

 

In 2021, we plan on building 4 homes with 4 great families.

Join a Committee

 

We have a variety of committee opportunities that help in every aspect of our organization.

“I wish we could do
10 builds a year.”

Becky Boyle Jones
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity

ReStore