Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals
No experience is necessary to volunteer in the construction department. We teach all the skills needed on-site. Individuals who volunteer will participate on Wednesdays or the last Saturday of the month.
We rely on volunteers for our ReStores. Our ReStores are open 6 days a week and always open for volunteers. Our volunteers sort, collect, clean, and organize our donations, handle customer service, and running the register.
We offer plenty of other volunteer opportunities for individuals. These opportunities include administrative, special events and committees, and our lunch crews.
Volunteering on a construction site requires no previous experience. We will teach you all the building skills necessary on-site. We perform almost all tasks with our volunteers excluding foundation, plumbing, electrical, and roofing. We typically run construction every Wednesday through Saturday with some variations. You are more than welcome to gather a group and schedule a build with friends, faith community, or your job. An ideal-sized group is currently 6 or less. If you are not part of a group but would still like to volunteer on a construction site, we have many opportunities for individual volunteers. Construction workdays are typically from 8 am – 2 pm (summer) or 9 am to 3 pm (cooler months), and the tasks vary from week to week – anything from framing walls to installing doorknobs. Volunteers ages 16-17 years old are welcome alongside a responsible adult. They must have a waiver filled out by their parent/guardian to volunteer. We require one adult (21+) for every four minors. Click here to print the waiver.
The ReStores are open six days a week (excluding Sundays) in both Independence and Blue Springs. They are a perfect volunteer opportunity for individuals who want to be up and moving but who also prefer to be indoors. Our ReStores rely heavily on the help of volunteers to minimize our overhead and maximize the support we provide to our affiliate, which ultimately helps us serve more families in need. The ReStore is a discount home improvement outlet that sells gently used items at discounts of up to 50-75% off retail prices. The tasks at the ReStore include receiving, sorting, cleaning, and organizing donated items, customer service, and other miscellaneous tasks. Please Note: You must be at least 18 to volunteer at the ReStore.
Why Many Retired People Volunteer
Volunteering has its social, mental, and physical benefits for people of all ages. But these benefits truly reveal themselves for elderly folks who often have more time on their hands, are less physically active, and engage less with the community than the average resident. According to research conducted by multiple outlets, volunteers live longer. Click below to see why.
Our Lunch Crew program is a great opportunity for individuals as well as groups. If you choose to participate in the Lunch Crew program, you will be preparing and donating a lunch for our Habitat home-build construction volunteers. If you or your group chooses to participate here, you will be named an angel for a reason.
While Habitat is most well-known for the construction volunteer opportunities, our office help is equally as important. If you prefer a quiet office setting, we could definitely use your help! Office tasks can range from stuffing envelopes, answering phones, database entry, research, and more.
Throughout the year, Habitat requires the help of additional volunteers for special events. If you have a special skill that you are willing to share, we could always use your help! Some examples may include photography, event planning, writing, public speaking, and marketing to name a few.
Opportunities to work on Women Build projects are available to any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved and improves the community that you share.
Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.
ReStore Volunteers must register for orientation before signing up for other shifts.
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505 North Dodgion Avenue
Independence, Missouri 64050
Call Us: 816-461-6551
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Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri complies with the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.
Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
505 North Dodgion, Independence, MO 64050 - 816-461-6551
Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Jackson County, Missouri is a Christian, faith-based non-profit. However, we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith. Questions? Click here to send us a message.