The Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity volunteer experience is like no other. We rely on thousands of volunteers every year to help carry out our mission. Volunteers founded Dallas Habitat back in 1986 and to this day remain an integral part of our success. Our volunteer programs offer many opportunities for individuals and groups.
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.
Please note that build opportunities are very limited and often added the week of so check back often for new opportunities.
We have customizable sponsorship opportunities at all levels for individuals, corporations, faith organizations, birthday celebrations, and more. Volunteer opportunities are reserved for framer level sponsor groups and beyond. We look forward to partnering with you.
Construction is a messy business, and we at Dallas Habitat strive to be good neighbors where we build. A Neighborhood clean-up is a dirty job, but one that makes an immediate and visible difference in the areas we serve. Volunteers help us to transform not only the lives of our partner families, but also of all the families in our neighborhoods.
Core Volunteers & Resources
Our Core Volunteers (CV) are the lifeblood of Dallas Habitat. We rely on our CVs to help us build, lead teams of volunteers, instruct HU volunteers, and help us catch up on builds throughout the week. 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. All volunteers must graduate from Habitat University before joining the Core Volunteer program.
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. To Register email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Often, we have special events pop up with opportunities to collect and load a large donation or volunteer at an event benefiting Dallas Habitat. These opportunities are added as they come up so check often for new opportunities.
Our ChoreCore program is a biannual volunteer event where volunteers support the communities of Dallas Habitat through lawn and garden service for seniors 60+ or disabled persons living in our service areas. Fill out the below form to get your group involved today.
We offer many opportunities to complete community service hours. We cannot accept volunteers who are completing court-ordered community service hours for the following charges: Theft; Assault/Aggravated; Arson; Weapons; Forgery. Volunteers can earn community service hours at any of our 4 area ReStores. Volunteers assist ReStore staff in all aspects of retail operations, including pricing items, setting up/moving displays, assisting customers, cleaning/straightening shelves and display racks, sorting donations, and assisting with inventory control. All volunteers must be at least 16 years old (14- and 15-year-olds welcome with adult supervision, 1 adult for every 5).