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Interested in volunteering?

Fill out the following form or call the office at 605-697-2540.

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    Schedule a Team Build

    We welcome groups of volunteers who want to work in support of affordable homeownership in our community. Working on the build site with your organization is a great team-building experience, promotes camaraderie, and has many positive benefits. We can take groups from 5-12 people to help on our sites in four hour blocks, with tasks from carpentry to painting.  

    Give us a call at 605-697-2540 or email info@oahehabitat.org and we will get you scheduled!

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    Become a House Sponsor

    House sponsors provide the financial underwriting and volunteers to build houses alongside the homebuyer families. Join our Donor Honor Roll by supplying the funding for the materials needed to build a home. 

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    Volunteer as an individual!

    We are always looking for more helping hands. Contact us to schedule a time to come to help at the construction site or our office!

Volunteer Liability Waivers

Please complete and submit this waiver prior to volunteering. 

  1. New volunteers must complete all sections of the Volunteer Information Form and Release and Waiver and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator at least one week prior to their first scheduled volunteer opportunity.
  2. Volunteers must contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for a volunteer opportunity.  Only those individuals who have signed up for an opportunity will be able to participate.
  3. If an individual is unable to make the day that he/she has signed up for, he/she should contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.
  4. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the task. No open-toed shoes are allowed on the build site. Volunteers not dressed properly may be asked to leave.
  5. Volunteers should arrive on time for their scheduled build day or volunteer opportunity.
  6. Volunteers with any special needs should contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
  7. Safety is of the utmost importance on the build site. Volunteers should follow the directions of the Site Leader, Construction Coordinator, or supervisor at all times.
  8. Individuals must not be under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drugs while participating in volunteer opportunities.
  9. Individuals under the age of 18 should consult the Age Restrictions Guidelines regarding applicable volunteer opportunities.
  10. Individuals failing to follow the Volunteer Policy may be asked to no longer volunteer.
  11. In order to provide the best volunteer experience possible, our organization reserves the right to amend or update this policy as needed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a building site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding. We also look for individuals to volunteer to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Types of Volunteers section on our website.

Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please fill out the volunteer form.

If you have never volunteered with us before, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Information Form and a Release and Waiver.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, if you are working on a construction site, you may get dirty!

All supplies are provided for you by us. We only ask that you bring a positive attitude and be ready to work!

7:45 AM - Check-In at Build Site
8:00 AM - Safety Meeting
8:10 AM - Construction Begins
12:00 PM - Lunch Break (lunch is usually provided)
12:30 PM - Construction Resumes
3:00 PM - Clean-Up
4:00 PM - Build Day Ends

No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.

We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please contact info@oahehabitat.org

We have the following Age Restrictions for any volunteer under the age of 18:

Ages 14 and 15

  • Must be supervised on a 1:1 child to adult ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Must not be on-site during construction
  • Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties, and help with site support
  • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, or power tools
  • Must not work at heights above 6 feet or on the roof

Ages 16 and 17

  • Must be supervised on a 3:1 child to adult ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Can assist with general construction/carpentry
  • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, or power tools
  • Must not work at heights above 6 feet or on the roof


Similar guidelines are in place for ReStore volunteers.

Please contact info@oahehabitat.org for more information or give us a call at 605-697-2540.

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Remember, whether you're swinging a hammer, writing a check or preparing a tasty meal, you're making a difference. We look forward to having you with us!

Volunteer Recruitment Application
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