A volunteer experience with Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity is unlike any other. Volunteers are essential to the success of the Habitat mission to eliminate sub-standard housing in our community. No matter what your motivation for serving with us, you are guaranteed to leave with the powerful, valuable life experience of making a meaningful difference in someone’s life.
Team Volunteering with Columbus Area Habitat for Humanity is a chance for your organization to commit a day to working together in an exciting, learning-based environment—all while making an important contribution to Habitat’s mission of building homes in partnership with families in need. There are several ways groups of any kind can come together to serve. Read the descriptions below and call Connie Ramsay-Austin at (706) 653-6003 to schedule your group build or e-mail .
Have you been considering an employee retreat, looking for a way to boost morale, or just wanting to make a difference in your community? TEAMBuild is an opportunity designed to meet all those needs and more. Through this program, your group will spend a fun-filled day building on a Habitat worksite while helping bring a family’s dream of home ownership to life. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Connie Ramsay-Austin at (706) 653-6003 for more information.
Group Day of Service
A Day of Service can be set up for civic groups, churches, military, and non-profit organizations. This opportunity provides a unique possibility for your group to work alongside soldiers, college students, court-appointed community service workers, United Way referrals, and partner families to build a Habitat home. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Connie Ramsay-Austin at (706) 653-6003 for more information.
The Corporate Build option offers a way for companies to contribute to the Habitat mission in a unique, concrete way. From gifts of $1,000 to $75,000 and everywhere in between, businesses can give generously to sponsor a portion or all of a home. There are many benefits to this experience. For more information, click here. or call our office at (706) 653-6003.
More than a Hammer
Church groups are a huge part of our volunteer population. CAHFH is now offering several ways for congregations to “Build on Faith.” Click here to read more about our opportunities to learn and give through the “More than a Hammer” program.
Year after year, we celebrate our birthdays and get presents we don’t need. What if instead of getting more stuff, you gave up your birthday and asked for donations instead? What if instead of celebrating you, your family and friends celebrated an opportunity for a family to own their own home for the first time? Click here to see more information about Birthday Builds or call (706) 653-6003.
You don’t have to be affiliated with a group to spend a day serving with Habitat. We have opportunities in construction and our ReStore every Tuesday through Saturday. Want to contribute your talents in a different way? Just ask us!
The construction of a Habitat home would simply not be possible without volunteers willing to give a day, a week or even a month of their time to helping us build. On a construction site, volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside skilled construction staff and partner families, and no construction experience is necessary. Construction volunteer hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9-5.
Construction is not for everyone, and that’s A-OK. Our ReStore is a retail outlet store that stocks gently used home improvement and home decorating goods. In our ReStore, volunteers assist with collecting, sorting, pricing and display of our sale items. ReStore volunteer hours are Saturday, 9-1.
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Look at the build schedule to see when
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Safety Training Course
(Required for all volunteers)
(Required for all volunteers)
Please note that all volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and all volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian complete a four-page minor release form. Volunteers OF ALL AGES must wear closed-toe shoes. Those on the construction site are encouraged to also bring work gloves, a hat, a water bottle, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Call our office at (706) 653-6003 for additional information.
*If you are a court-appointed volunteer, please come in our office Tuesday-Friday between 10-4 to fill out paperwork and receive a brief orientation. Make sure to bring your probation time sheet and a photo ID.