Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat Forsyth.  We could never function without the 2,000+ volunteers who bless us each year.  Thank you for supporting Habitat through your time and energy!

Sign-Up to Volunteer 

**All construction, ReStore and office volunteer opportunities are posted on Volunteer Hub.  Directions to volunteer sites are shown when registering for an event.**

If you are an individual, go to Volunteer Hub, create a username and password and complete the waiver. Once registered, the calendar will provide you with available dates, and you may sign-up for any available slot!

VolunteerHub

If you are registering a group of volunteers, please contact Debbie Cesta to find a time when your group may volunteer. After a date has been set, your team will need to sign up on Volunteer Hub by using a join code provided by Debbie.

For corporate or organizational opportunities, please click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Construction

Available volunteer times: Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday, 8 am- 3 pm
While on the construction site, you will work with skilled Habitat carpenters who will help you with each project.  Depending on the day when constructing new homes, you may raise walls, nail shingles onto the roof, put up vinyl siding or tile a floor.  You may also be part of a Neighborhood Revitalization build and work on existing homes. Some NR projects include minor exterior home repairs (i.e. siding, porch rails and steps, gutter and downspout work, etc.), exterior painting, weatherization, landscaping, and handicap accessibility projects.

*All construction opportunities are posted on Volunteer Hub.  Address of volunteer site, if not listed, will be emailed to you the day prior to your volunteer commitment.**

If you are an individual, go to http://habitatforsyth.volunteerhub.com, create a username and password and complete the waiver. Once registered, the calendar will provide you with available dates, and you may sign-up for any available slot!

If you are registering a group of volunteers, please contact Debbie Cesta debbie.cesta@habitatforsyth.org or 336-306-8419 to find a time when your group may volunteer. After a date has been set, your team will need to sign up on Volunteer Hub by using a join code provided by Debbie.

Home Preservation Teams -- We are looking for experienced “home repair” teams to work without supervision by our construction staff – on Fridays/Saturdays. Please email ryan.froelich@habitatforsyth.org or call 336.765.8854 x 103

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Construction

Construction

ReStore

Available volunteer times:

Winston-Salem ReStore
Monday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Tuesday- Friday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Kernersville ReStore
Tuesday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

The Habitat ReStore sells gently-used furniture, appliances, fixtures, surplus building materials, and other items at 25-75% off their regular retail prices. All proceeds are used to build affordable Habitat homes in our community. When volunteering here, you will help with accepting, moving and preparing donations for the sales floor while also assisting customers and the ReStore staff.

**All ReStore opportunities are posted on Volunteer Hub.  Address of volunteer site, if not listed, will be emailed to you the day prior to your volunteer commitment.**

If you are an individual, go to http://habitatforsyth.volunteerhub.com, create a username and password and complete the waiver. Once registered, the calendar will provide you with available dates, and you may sign-up for any available slot!

If you are registering a group of volunteers, please contact Debbie Cesta debbie.cesta@habitatforsyth.org or 336-306-8419 to find a time when your group may volunteer. After a date has been set, your team will need to sign up on Volunteer Hub by using a join code provided by Debbie.

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ReStore

ReStore

Donation Procurement

restorevolcoord@habitatforsyth.org

Join our Director of Procurement on his latest find and be a part of the team that rescues items and materials hidden away in warehouses, barns, basements and backyards. These items are then sold in our ReStore to be reused and repurposed. Email Gretchen Cundiff to schedule yourself or a group.

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Donation Procurement

Donation Procurement

Homeowner Services Committee

hl.moore@habitatforsyth.org

 

This is the committee that reviews applications, makes home visits and after careful consideration, makes the decision whether or not to admit the applicant into the homeowner program. Members of this committee are also assigned a homeowner whom they mentor and support through the training and preparation process leading up to homeownership and for one year beyond.

Please email or call Hilda Moore at hl.moore@habitatforsyth.org or 336.765.8854 x 133.

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Homeowner Services Committee

Homeowner Services Committee

Meals for Students

College students come in teams of 20-40 for a week-long “alternative break trip” – to build with us!  They stay in our new Jimmy Johnson Volunteer Lodge and go out and build every day.  We provide their meals and need dinners for them Monday thru Thursday.  Want to meet some really wonderful young people who choose to serve others during their break time?  For the larger groups, we look for a 2-person team.  We can pair you with someone or you can team with a friend.  One does entree and one does salad and dessert.

Please contact Debbie Cesta with questions!  336-406-8419 or debbie.cesta@habitatforsyth.org.

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Meals for Students

Meals for Students

Cornerstone Construction Volunteers

ryan.froelich@habitatforsyth.org

Take the Cornerstone Class through our construction department.  After taking the class, you may be given the responsibility of supervising a small group of volunteers on a job site.  Our Cornerstone Volunteers assist our construction staff and provide the extra hands/hearts/and minds on site to help ensure that the volunteer experience is rewarding, productive, and safe. Cornerstone members can volunteer as little as one day a week (Tues. - Sat.) or more frequently as it fits their schedule. Please email ryan.froelich@habitatforsyth.org or call 336.765.8854 x 103.

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Cornerstone Construction Volunteers

Cornerstone Construction Volunteers

Collegiate Challenge

http://www.habitat.org/youthprograms/collegiate-challenge/registration

Collegiate Challenge is a year-round alternative break program.
Here’s how you participate:

  • Gather a group of five or more participants.
  • Everyone must be 16 years of age and older.
  • Follow this link to register – being sure to choose Habitat Forsyth in Winston-Salem, NC

You will have the chance to

  • Improve your skills.
  • Connect with new people in a new place.
  • Put your faith into action.
  • Make a difference in Habitat Forsyth’s work to eliminating substandard housing.
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Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge

Americorps

debbie.cesta@habitatforsyth.org

 

AMERICORPS AT HABITAT FORSYTH
AmeriCorps works by engaging our community around service to Habitat Forsyth's mission. National Direct AmeriCorps members lead volunteer teams on houses that we build and repair. AmeriCorps members are our next generation of leaders and during their year with us, members gain invaluable experience that prepares them for future careers and a lifetime of service to their community.

APPLICATION TO THE AMERICORPS PROGRAM
Are you interested in dedicating 10 months of community service to Habitat's mission of increasing access to safe, affordable housing for low-income families? Applications will be accepted in April each year for an August term start.

BENEFITS THROUGH AMERICORPS
AmeriCorps members contribute 10 months of service and in return receive a modest living stipend, a basic health insurance plan, an education award, job training, and personal and professional growth opportunities. You will leave your term of service not only with new transferable skills, but also with a sense of community that comes with no other employment opportunity.

AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of approximately $12,100 for the program term (before taxes). The living allowance will be distributed every other week.

AmeriCorps members also receive an educational award of approximately $5,550 (before taxes) granted upon successful completion of the AmeriCorps term. The award can be used to pay off present educational loans or can be used to pay for future schooling. (The award can be used up to seven years after the member's final date of service.) Please visit the AmeriCorps website for further information and restrictions regarding benefits.

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Americorps

Americorps