Greater New Haven Habitat for Humanity

Volunteering as an Individual

Please go to our Volunteer Up page to (1) register and  (2) sign up for a date.
(If you encounter any issues with sign up, please contact Ellen McNally, Volunteer Coordinator,
at (203) 785-0794 or at emcnally@habitatgnh.org.  Thank you!)

Help build a Habitat home–join our construction crew

Most Habitat volunteers join our construction crew and help build Habitat houses in the City of New Haven. We build year-round, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Saturdays are reserved for volunteers belonging to our house sponsor groups; therefore, individual volunteers may have to wait for an available opening.) Our construction staff works alongside the volunteers and trains them for the tasks that are to be done that day. Most volunteers have little or no construction experience when they begin working. Due to the amount of training we invest in our volunteers, we encourage volunteers to make a regular commitment if possible. Minimum age for volunteering is 16.

Please contact Ellen McNally, Habitat Volunteer Coordinator, at emcnally@habitatgnh.org or call (203) 785-0794, x.10 for more information about volunteering as an individual. You can also apply online through Volunteer Up. Remember to sign up for a volunteer date after registering!

Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the work site. Habitat does not provide or arrange transportation.

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Volunteer at our ReStore

The Habitat ReStore is located at 286 South Colony Road, Wallingford. The ReStore is  open Tuesday-Thursday (10:00am to 6:00pm) and Friday-Saturday (10:00am to 4:00pm). Half day shifts are available.

We need 3-5 volunteers per day to work at the ReStore assisting Habitat staff.  Tasks include: greeting and assisting customers, pricing, moving items, display, furniture and appliance repair, painting small items, answering questions from donors of prospective items, cleaning, general organizing, etc.

If you are handy, like to organize stuff and can perhaps work one day a week, we would love to hear from you!

To sign up, please register as a volunteer through Volunteer Up by creating a username and password, and then go to the Volunteer Up calendar and sign up for the dates you wish to work under “ReStore”.  You may sign up for multiple dates.

Please contact Ellen McNally, Habitat Volunteer Coordinator, at (203) 785-0794 or emcnally@habitatgnh.org if you have any questions.

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Volunteer in the Habitat office

Occasionally, we have opportunities in our office. Volunteers work with the Habitat office staff performing a wide range of administrative tasks. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join a committee

Volunteers also help plan building projects, locate building sites, raise funds, and much more. Committees generally meet once a month on a weekday evening in New Haven. Volunteers who are fluent Spanish speakers are particularly needed.

Please contact the Habitat staff at (203) 785-0794 regarding committee volunteering.