Volunteer

Construction of our 63rd home and rehabilitation of our 64th home is underway now! We’re looking forward to starting home #65 in January 2018..

Building Schedule:

  • Tuesdays 8am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 8am –1pm
  • Thursdays 8am –1pm
  • Fridays 8am –1pm
  • Saturdays 8am –1pm

Our work days fill up quickly, but you can view the construction schedule and what we’ll be working by clicking here.  We have a great need for volunteers each work day, and can add more days if volunteers are available.

We usually plan for 8-9 people on the site at one time, so to avoid overcrowding – and to make sure everyone has an opportunity to be involved with hands-on work. We would appreciate your call or email, in advance, to let us know when you plan to be there. Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 252-633-9599 or email volunteerhabitatcraven@gmail.com.

We will also gladly include new individual volunteers or groups!  If you would like to bring a group on a day outside of our regular build schedule, we can usually arrange to have the site open and a supervisor present.

We provide tools on the site but if you have a tool belt, hammer and/or tape measures, we encourage you to bring them along.  We also suggest that you view the Safety Briefing on this website in advance of your worksite experience.

Volunteer

Restore hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturdays – 9am-5pm
  • Closed on Sundays

Do you like planning a party? Are you interested in organizing of helping with an event?

We can always use volunteers for events throughout the year, and would like to create an Event Committee.  Here are some of the events we already know are coming up in 2018 – and we hope there will be more!habitat for humanity restore

Let us know if you want to help with any of these activities by calling our Volunteer Coordinator at 252-633-9599 or email volunteerhabitatcraven@gmail.com.

  • March – Collegiate Challenge 2018 brings college volunteers to Habitat on their Spring Break.
  • April – National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 15-22) and Earth Day 2018 (April 22)
  • May – National Women Build (May 2018)

At different times throughout the year also need volunteers for events and even committee.

The ReStore is our resale business located at 930 Pollock St in New Bern.  We sell new and used building materials and home improvement items to the public.  All materials are donated by local retail businesses, building contractors, suppliers and individuals, and are made available for sale to the public at 50% to 90% below retail prices.  Proceeds from our ReStore go towards the building of new homes and the operating costs of Habitat for Humanity of Craven County. We have a great need for volunteers in our ReStore, in the back preparing items to go to the floor.

Restore hours:

  • Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
  • Saturdays – 9am-4pm
  • Closed on Sundays

FundraisingRaising funds is an ongoing challenge for our affiliate.  And every dollar raised helps us continue to build Habitat homes and eliminate sub-standard housing in our community.

We’d be delighted if you are interested in organizing a fundraiser and/or use your talents to support Habitat!  Here are a few ideas for you, or a group of friends/neighbors/church members might consider:

  • Start of special collection at your church
  • Host a car wash
  • Hold a bake sale
  • Organize a BBQ Plate or Fish Fry
  • Hold a spaghetti dinner
  • Donate gently used items to our ReStore; organize a Donation Drive for ReStore
  • Volunteer to be on our Development Committee
  • Help us with grant research
  • Find a way to best use your talents!

officeThe ReStore is our resale business where we sell new and used donated appliances, furniture, building materials and many other items to the public at 50% to 90% below regular retail prices. Proceeds from ReStore go towards the building of new Habitat homes and to offset operating costs. We always enjoy and welcome volunteers to help prepare items for the sales floor and help us make the merchandise displays look attractive. This is one place where young people who are not old enough to be on the work site can still be involved!

Enjoy cooking or baking? Our work crew volunteers always appreciate a batch of muffins or cookies for their mid-morning break during their work day (usually Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday). We also need to have volunteers help with feeding our high-school and college student volunteers coming in February and March.

If you like office work, we can use your help with Data Entry to keep our contact information up to date. Other possible tasks would include filing, straightening the supplies closet, or special mailings.

Be sure to check out our list of 108 Ways to Help Habitat for even more ideas!

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 252-633-9599 or volunteerhabitatcraven@gmail.com to schedule something that fits your time, talent and interest!