Volunteer Information

Our volunteers construct houses, serve on committees, file, answer phones, recruit volunteers, seek donations, give presentations to groups and more. This gift of time allows us to fulfill our mission. They range from students to retirees, from skilled trades people to weekend do-it-yourselfers, from church and synagogue members to co-workers from large and small businesses. The common desire is to take part in something meaningful – to help build affordable quality homes for qualified working families.

To volunteer or just request additional information you should contact us:

Email: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (503) 537-9938
Fax: (503) 554-1999

Volunteer Opportunities

Building: Anyone who can swing a hammer or set a block in place is welcome to the work of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat sets the stage for families and volunteers to come together. A family partners with Habitat and contributes their “sweat equity” or their own labor. A volunteer offers them a hand up, providing the support and the “muscle” that often means homes can be built at considerably lower costs. At a Habitat build site, relationships are formed and friends are made.

ReStore: Habitat ReStore volunteers bring new skills and build capacity to help provide discounted building materials and home goods to the community. Habitat for Humanity uses funds raised by its ReStores to help families build, rehabilitate and repair homes. By giving your time and talents, you can help the Habitat ReStore do more to support homebuilding projects that benefit families in your community and around the world. Learn more about our ReStore HERE.

Family Support: Build relationships with partner families; working with them before, during and after the build. Give the families personal interactions that enable transitions to go smoothly. Ensures that sweat equity hours are performed in a timely manner, that a reasonable family budget is in place, and that any concerns the family might have are addressed. Serve as the partner family’s guide and resource as they become homeowners.

Finance: Do you have special skills and/or knowledge relating to finance and bookkeeping, budgeting and cash flow analysis? Understand the finances of a nonprofit? QuickBooks? Payroll?

Site Development/Acquisition: Volunteers are needed to help our affiliate examine and explore available building lots in our service area. Work with local developers, property owners and realtors to discuss land options for future projects. Volunteers will gather and collect property-related information, and analyze results, as well as prepare to share pertinent information with the board.

Church Relations: Formed of liaisons of local churches who seek to strengthen Habitat for Humanity’s relationship with the faith community. Work to ensure Habitat’s Apostles Build project moves forward and that congregations and church officers are kept informed of progress, schedules and Habitat-related news.

Events: Do you like to help with events? Do you have an interest in being a part of the planning and preparation process for events? Volunteers will aid the Event and Volunteer Coordinator with the planning and implementation of our future events. Volunteers will meet to discuss details and arrangements of upcoming events and would help with set-up and clean-up of events as well.

Board of Directors: After showing a demonstrated interest in our affiliate’s mission and goals, an ideal board member will then possess experience and/or knowledge in at least one of the following areas: human resources, planning, fund raising, building, finance, community relations, or organizational operation. Six to ten hours per month is the expected time commitment distributed among board meeting preparation and attendance, related committee activities, and other special requests. Other responsibilities include counseling the executive director as appropriate and exercising prudence in the control and transfer of funds. If interested in learning more about joining the board, please contact the office for more information and a complete job description.

Helpful Documents

Volunteer Waiver

Volunteer Today

If you would like be contacted regarding opportunities to volunteer at Newberg Area Habitat for Humanity, please submit the form below: