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 You can end the cycle of poverty housing by volunteering, donating and contributing to our cause. Browse through our opportunities below or download our Volunteer Brochure.

  • Construction

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    Current Construction Opportunities 

    We have multiple construction volunteer opportunities for this year.

    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 with tread (hard sole boots are ideal if you have them) 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 18 and older are permitted on a Habitat for Humanity build site without adult supervision. Habitat Cabarrus is committed to the safety of all its volunteers and is unable to make exceptions regarding age restrictions. 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.

    Age restrictions for minors:

    • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on a HFHCC worksite while there is any type of construction in progress due to liability and safety restrictions.
    • Youth ages 16 and 17 may perform general construction work, but may not engage in certain activities that are considered hazardous. These include: the use of power tools, motor vehicles, demolition, roofing or working from a height of six feet or more and excavation operations.
    • Anyone 18 or older can do any of the various construction jobs on the site as long as they have signed a release waiver prior to working.

    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.

    Additional Ways to Serve

    • Build a picnic table at your site for a future homeowner
    • Provide and serve snacks to construction volunteers
    • Greet and sign in volunteers at the build site

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

  • Habitat Cabarrus ReStore

    Current ReStore opportunities 
    Contact the ReStore for more information 704-786-4000.

    The Habitat Cabarrus ReStore, located in Kannapolis on Highway 29 collects new and gently used furniture, household items, and building material donations and resells them to customers at a reduced cost. Volunteers are needed daily in the following capacities:

    • ReStore Committee
    • Upcycle Team - reuse items in a different way than their original use
    • DIY Team - create crafts with their excessive inventory
    • Repurpose Furniture - strip it, sand it, and make it beautiful again
    • Test Applicances, Electronics and Hardware Donations
    • Door Greeter
    • Donations Assistant - helps process donations
    • Repair Furniture
    • Customer Service - helps customers locate items, measure items, carry items to vehicle
    • Merchandising Volunteer - arranges merchandise displays in creative ways

    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 with tread (hard sole boots are ideal if you have them).

    Is there an age limit to volunteer?
    All ReStore volunteers 16-18 must be accompanied by an adult. No one under the age of 16 will be allowed to volunteer at the ReStore due to liability and safety restrictions.

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

  • Other Ways to Get Involved

    Swinging a hammer on the build site is not the only way to build affordable homes. There are many other ways your time and talents can serve the cause of affordable housing, including opportunities for youth.


    Homeowner Selection Committee

    Habitat 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 Homeowner 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., Homeowner Services Coordinator.


    Weekday Warriors

    A group of men and women who regularly help us build on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    • Consistent volunteer opportunity, mostly full days
    • Must be 18 years old or older


    Homeowner Services

    Habitat Cabarrus relies on the guidance and help of our volunteers. Here are some ways you can directly serve our homeowners:

    • Homeowner Support Mentor - become a homebuyer buddy and walk throught he homebuying process with our future homeowners
    • Provide Snacks at Info Sessions and Classes
    • Provide Snacks at Dedications
    • Translation Services - paperwork, discussions, etc.
    • Donate Books for Children
    • Donate Gift Baskets
    • Conduct Information Sessions as a Field Expert - basic home repair, landscaping, financial literary, couponing, etc.
    • Offer Childcare During Monthly Meetings


    Alternative Opportunities for Churches & Youth

    • Create a "Favorite Recipes" Cookbook
    • Make Cards for New and Future Homeowners
    • Plant a Flower Garder or Purchase Plants for New Homeowners
    • Create a Scrapbook of the Build Process
    • Paint a Bird House or Flower Box
    • Sing at the Dedication
    • Host a Bake Sale
    • Trick or Treat for Change
    • Host a Tool Drive
    • Run a Housing/Poverty Simulation
    • Create an Art Project to Sell at the ReStore
    • Make Gift or Snack Bags for Volunteers
    • Host a Canned Goods or School Supplies Drive for Homeowners
    • Build a Tool Caddy with a New Homeowner

    For more information on how you can get involved with some of the above opportunities, please contact Kippi Laws at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tiffany Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..