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The Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity volunteer experience is like no other. It is a tangible result with immediate impact. Volunteers founded Dallas Habitat in 1986 and to this day remain an integral part of our operation and success. Our volunteer program is vast, offering many opportunities for individuals and small groups:

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

For group opportunities, please complete this short form.

CONSTRUCTION

It takes individuals, leaders, and groups like you, who are willing to give a day, a month, or several days a year to help turn a truck load of construction materials into a new home for a deserving family. Building a home alongside other volunteers and partner families is a great way to be part of something bigger. Opportunities are available at the construction site; however, availability is limited and priority is given to volunteers linked with a sponsor group.

 Volunteers generally participate in construction Wednesday through Saturday, and no construction experience is necessary. You can get involved on a regular basis and become a Core Volunteer or get involved as often as your schedule allows.

Build Site Age Restrictions
Under 14 years of age: not allowed on site during any phase of construction
14–15 years old: allowed to participate in landscaping; must have one adult supervisor over 21 per youth
16–17 years old: allowed to participate in construction, but cannot get on the roof or operate power tools; must have one adult supervisor over 21 per 5 youth
For more information, email volunteering@dallas-habitat.org

ReStore

The ReStore is a home improvement and decor store that sells both new and donated products at a fraction of retail cost. ReStore volunteers work alongside staff to create a friendly environment for our customers and support the operations of the store such as inventory, merchandising, and sales. We have 4 ReStores that are open 7 days a week, giving the most flexible options for volunteers to donate their time.


ReStore Age Restrictions

Individual volunteers must be aged 16 and up (14 and 15 year olds welcome with adult supervision).

Learn more about volunteering in the ReStore or email restorevolunteer@dallas-habitat.org

CORE PROGRAM

A Habitat Core Volunteer is literally just that:  the “core” that keeps everything intact. You can become part of our “Core” at the ReStore or on the build site.

You will have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and develop leadership skills. To be a Core Volunteer, you must be able to commit to one day a month (or more if you desire) to your volunteer position.

CONSTRUCTION CORE

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Our Habitat University program is a great first step to learning all aspects of the build process. Habitat University consists of 7 training sessions done on-site at your convenience. Start with our introductory freshman course and graduate through our specialized training including framing, roofing, trusses, painting, and more. Once all training is completed, volunteers graduate to become a Core Volunteer.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your construction knowledge, learn new skills, meet new people, and develop leadership skills. To be a Core Volunteer, you must be able to commit to one day a month (or more if you desire) to your volunteer position.

To learn more or get started, email volunteering@dallas-habitat.org

ReSTORE CORE

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ReStore Core Volunteers are involved in all aspects of retail operations and work with the Habitat ReStore staff in guiding volunteers who are out for the day to assist in the stores. You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge in retail operations, learn new skills, meet new people, and develop leadership skills. To be a ReStore Core Volunteer, you must be able to commit to at least one shift a month.

Learn more or contact restorevolunteer@dallas-habitat.org to get started today.

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Our youth program provides opportunities for those ages 14 and up to be engaged in volunteer activities.*

Four opportunities are available to youth: 

  • Neighborhood Cleanups
  • ReStore
  • Work Ready Program
  • Connecting Through Art OSB Project (groups only)

*14 and 15 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about Youth Programs, email youthprograms@dallas-habitat.org

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) supports affiliates’ local service while engaging young professionals as leaders, volunteers, advocates, educators and donors.

Learn more about our Young Professionals Programs:

VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity (DAHFH) transforms neighborhoods by engaging families and community partners in creating affordable and sustainable housing. DAHFH participates in the Green Building initiative to improve the overall sustainability and efficiency of homes.

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