How to Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County. We welcome individuals and groups from all over to work toward providing families of Hernando County with quality, affordable homeownership. Without volunteers there would be no Habitat!
We provide many forms of volunteer opportunities for everyone who wishes to help us further our mission. We accept volunteers that are 14 years of age and older. As we are a 501(c)3 organization we are an applicable organization for the Bright Futures Scholarship volunteer requirement. All volunteers sign a waiver, but ReStore and Construction volunteers must take a respective safety course. Event volunteers help at different points throughout the year, so a safety course isn’t required.
All volunteers 14-15 years of age must have adult supervision.
All volunteers under the age of 18 will have limited duties and are not able to be on the construction site if power tools are in use.
Habitat ReStores help by providing Habitat for Humanity the funds to build homes for families in our community with low income.
Your help in our ReStores will allow Habitat to provide safe, permanent shelter to people with low income. From sorting through donations to pricing merchandise, Habitat offers many volunteer opportunities in both our ReStores.
All of our Habitat homes are built by volunteers! Under the guidance of our construction supervisor, volunteers build our homes from the ground up. From the initial pour of the concrete to the final cleanup of the home, our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Through volunteering on our construction site, our volunteers learn the skills of construction and maintenance while also providing self-empowerment.
Events are a fun way to raise money for our organization. If you would like to help us by attending events in our community or help us prepare for our own events, such as our annual “Raise the Roof!” Men Bake, we would love to have you on board!
We are always looking for help with set up, event running, and clean up!
Our ReStores are open from Tuesday through Saturday. The Brooksville ReStore is open from 9am – 5pm Tuesday through Friday
and 9am – 4pm on Saturday, while the Spring Hill ReStore is open from 9am – 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.
The construction site is open from Monday through Friday from 7am – 1pm. Due to the nature of construction, the schedule is subject to change. An email will be sent out every weekend to give the schedule for the work week ahead.
If you would like to set up a day with a group to volunteers in either our ReStores or our Construction sites, we would be happy to set up a Build Day event with you! All you need to do in order to get started is to fill out our volunteer safety waiver and take the respective safety course! Then, have your representative contact our office and send in the waivers and safety course completion emails to Carmela@habitathernando.org.
If you are concerned about substandard housing in Hernando County, then join one of our committees! Committee chairpersons are always looking for dedicated individuals to serve on their committees. Our committees are;
- Church Relations
- Family Selection
- Family Advocate
- Marketing/Special Events
If you are interested in becoming a committee member, contact our office at 352-754-1159 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are volunteering for Career Source or for Workmans Comp, please call and set up a meeting with our Volunteer Director Carmela between Monday and Thursday, 9am to 4pm.
Habitat for Humanity offers programs and services beyond local volunteer opportunities, including:
- Volunteer Trips
Volunteer abroad or travel to various build sites around the U.S.
- Special Volunteer Opportunities
Take advantage of our youth programs, renovate existing homes through painting and landscaping or build homes specifically for veterans.
- Service Opportunities
Individuals 18 and up can serve up to a year in the U.S. and abroad.
If you would like to volunteer, please download the volunteer application below.