volunteers are
our hearts, hands, and voices

Volunteers help us to fulfill our mission of putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. In fiscal year 2021,  just under 500 individual volunteers donated more than 15,000 hours to help keep homes affordable in Craven and Jones Counties. By volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Craven County, you will not only be supporting our mission, but also learning new skills, meeting new people, and building up our community.

New Construction

Construction volunteers work alongside our construction team, Partner Families and other volunteers building new homes.

The day starts with the site supervisor conducting a “Toolbox Talk” to explain safety procedures and the days tasks.  Depending on the stage of new construction, volunteers can expect to: frame floors and walls, set roof trusses, install siding, build porches, install windows and doors, paint, install cabinets, trim and flooring, landscape and more.

Shifts are available:
Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm
8:00am - 12:00pm

Home Repairs
Office Support

3 steps to start volunteering:


  • View the upcoming orientation schedule and register to attend below. The volunteer orientation will provide you with an understanding of our different programs, information on how to get started, and a chance to ask questions. The hour long orientation is required for all new volunteers and is offered multiple times throughout the month.
  • Register for your volunteer orientation here:
    Volunteer Calendar


  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to work on the build site, and must be at least 18 years of age to use power tools and to participate in roof work. Minors must have a waiver signed by a legal guardian.
  • Volunteer Application

community service

Habitat for Humanity of Craven County is a registered Court Ordered Service Agency. Volunteers interested in serving their court ordered service hours with Habitat Craven County may be referred by the Community Service Work Program (CWSP) located at 403 George Street, New Bern (252-514-4736). This office will forward the necessary paperwork for each individual assigned to our affiliate.

Volunteers that are coming through their attorney’s office must submit a letter on the attorney’s letterhead stating the volunteer’s name, violation, number of hours required, and date all hours must be completed.  This letter must be turned in before beginning community service hours.

Hours worked are tracked and reported by the Volunteer Coordinator each Monday. In the case of volunteers coming directly from an attorney, a letter of completion will be prepared by the Volunteer Coordinator when all required hours are finished. Volunteer Coordinator needs at least a 48 hour notice to complete this letter.  Letters of completion are not needed for individuals coming through the CWSP.

Community Service Application

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