Become a Volunteer

Being a Habitat for Humanity volunteer can be one of the most generous and personally rewarding acts you can undertake. Helping those in need of decent and safe housing gives you the satisfaction of making a difference for a family and it also strengthens the community. Best of all, it’s fun!

Habitat for Humanity of Craven County recognizes and respects the hard work of its many volunteers. In fact, we could not exist without everyone who believes in and shares our mission by giving their time, skills, and effort.  We always need volunteers and have multiple opportunities for individuals or groups.  Review the different categories (Construction, ReStore, Office, Fundraising, Events, Other) to find something that best fits your interest and schedule. You don’t have to commit to a set schedule; we understand people may work and have busy lives, so you can commit to as much or a little time as your personal schedule permits.

Federal, state and local laws stipulate age guidelines for volunteers under 18 years of age. All worksite volunteers must be at least 16 years old; anyone at a worksite between the ages of 16 to 18 years must first have written permission from a parent or guardian, and may not operate power tools. Youth not yet 16 years of age are still welcome to volunteer for the ReStore or specially assigned projects.


We look forward to having you join us!  Here’s how to make that happen:

Print out and complete the Volunteer Application and the Release & Adult or Minor Waiver Form. Drop it off or mail to us at:
Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
930 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28562

Or - Fill out the Online Volunteer Application; you will need to stop by the Habitat office to sign the appropriate Waiver Form before your first volunteer experience.

If you’re interested in volunteering on a worksite, click on the Construction Schedule to view the calendar and see when we need volunteers. In addition, before your first time on the worksite, please review the Construction Site Safety Briefing.