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  • Construction

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    Current Construction Opportunities 

    We have multiple construction volunteer opportunities for 2017.  Please review the calendar to see which dates of projects work best for you or your group.

    The majority of Habitat's volunteers donate their time on the construction site, building homes alongside our partner families and construction staff on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No experience is necessary to volunteer — we are a teaching organization!

    For a complete list of tasks with descriptions click here.

    Construction Volunteer FAQ’s

    What is my commitment?
    Your time commitment is up to you! You may volunteer as often as you like, or you are welcome to join us on the site for a single workday.

    What skills do I need?
    No specific skills are needed, just a willingness to learn and a positive attitude. An expert Habitat staff member is ALWAYS on site to train and support volunteers.  The scope of work or expectations may seem intimidating at first.  That is perfectly normal. Our staff will asess and match your skill level to the right tasks, ensuring that all volunteers are able to participate. 

    Everyone has their own special abilities and volunteers work together to complete the task at hand.

    construction2What do I need to bring?
    Volunteers are not required to bring anything with them to the build site. Some volunteers prefer to bring their own basic tools, such as a hammer, nail apron, tape measure, utility knife and a pencil, but Habitat for Humanity also provides these items. If you do choose to bring your own tools, please ensure that they are labeled with your name or initials. In some cases, you may be asked to wear a hard hat and safety glasses that we will provide. Some volunteers also prefer to wear work gloves, which you may want to bring to protect your hands. Water will be provided, but you may wish to bring your own supply. If you are working with a group, check with your coordinator to see if lunch will be provided, otherwise, you may want to plan to bring a bag lunch with you.

    What do I need to wear?
    Please ensure that the clothing you wear to volunteer is weather-appropriate and able to get dirty. Closed-toe shoes are required on site, and a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are recommended for all outdoor projects.

    Is there an age limit to volunteer?
    Yes, please note that due to safety restrictions, only volunteers ages 16 and older are permitted on a Habitat for Humanity build site. Youth ages 16-18 may only work in a limited capacity and must avoid ladders, elevated work surfaces, and the use of power tools. Habitat Cabarrus is committed to the safety of all its volunteers and is unable to make exceptions regarding age restrictions. No one under the age of 16 will be allowed on the construction site due to liability and safety restrictions.

    What will happen when I arrive at the site?
    At the beginning of each workday, a Habitat site supervisor will begin the morning with a prayer, introductions, a safety talk and instructions. The group will then break into crews to work on the various building tasks.

    If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Office

    office1Current office opportunities
    You can check our volunteer management system to see when we post new opportunities.

    Even if you're not at all mechanically inclined or even the slightest bit handy, you can still help fulfill our mission by volunteering at our office in downtown Concord. The Habitat Cabarrus staff is small and functions with the help of dedicated volunteers who share their time with us. Depending on their interest and abilities, office volunteers help with answering phones, clerical work and fundraising efforts, as needed. We welcome volunteers during any portion of our office hours.

    Office Volunteer FAQ’s

    What is my commitment?
    Your commitment is up to you! You may work on a weekly basis, or just be available to call for certain projects such a special mailings, event preparation, graphic design, etc.

    What skills are required?
    We ask that volunteers maintain a professional demeanor while working in our office, but no specific skills are required. Our office staff tries to accommodate each volunteer’s own skills and interests to best serve affiliate needs. If you have special clerical or professional skills you would like to share with us, however, such as graphic design experience, bilingual (English/Spanish) abilities, familiarity with database management or scrapbooking skills, the affiliate could really use your help!

    What do I need to bring?
    Water and coffee are provided at the office; however you may want to bring a snack if you plan to stay for more than a few hours.

    What do I need to wear?
    We ask that office volunteers dress business-casual. Please refrain from wearing t-shirts, tank-tops, cut-offs, or jeans with holes.

    Is there an age limit to volunteer?
    You must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer in the office.

    If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Habitat Cabarrus ReStore

    restore1Current Restore opportunities 
    Contact Tom Somerville at the Restore for more information 704-786-4000.

    The Habitat Cabarrus ReStore, located in Kannapolis on Highway 29 collects gently used furniture, household items, and building material donations and resells them to customers at a reduced cost. Volunteers are needed daily to help unload and process donations, design store displays, provide customer service, and work the cash-wrap area. The ReStore welcomes volunteers during any portion of their open hours.

    ReStore Volunteer FAQ’s

    What is my commitment?
    Your commitment is up to you! ReStore volunteers are needed daily, so your assistance is always welcome. We ask that volunteers working the cash-wrap area, however, are trained, regular volunteers.

    What skills are required?
    No specific skills are required to work at the ReStore. Retail experience is handy, but certainly not necessary. ReStore staff will work with volunteers to find a position to best fit each individual’s interests and skills.

    What do I need to bring?
    Water is provided for volunteers at the ReStore. If you are planning to work through lunch time, you may bring a bag lunch and store it in the ReStore refrigerator.

    What do I need to wear?
    ReStore volunteers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes.

    Is there an age limit to volunteer?
    All ReStore volunteers age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

    If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Other

    Family Selection Committee

    committees1Habitat Cabarrus relies on the guidance and help of volunteers in the selection of our partner families and homeowners. This committee is crucial to the success of our mission. The Family Selection Committee meets monthly and is responsible for drafting the selection criteria used to choose eligible families for approval into the Habitat program. The committee is also responsible for:

    • Informing prospective homeowners that they may be eligible to apply.
    • Developing an orientation program for applicants.
    • Developing all application questionnaires and forms.
    • Screening applications.
    • Interviewing prospective families.
    • Recommending applications for approval.

    If you’re interested in joining this important group of volunteers, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Family Services Coordinator.