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Come join Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley for a day of building on our construction sites! Habitat EB/SV is a volunteer driven organization serving families and communities in the East and South Bay Area. By working alongside our dedicated construction team, regular volunteers, and partner families you will help us build Habitat houses while having a great time learning construction skills. You can also get a first-hand look at our sustainable building practices, which make us one of the greenest Habitat affiliates nationwide. With your help on the construction site, from the foundation to the finishing touches, we can make affordable housing in the Bay Area a reality. We look forward to building with you!
No previous construction skills are expected! Habitat EB/SV will provide skilled construction staff to train volunteers and supervise construction. All tools, safety equipment, and building materials needed for the day will be provided. View our upcoming construction volunteer schedule and reserve a spot at the following link: http://eastbay.volunteerhub.com/Events/Browse.aspx
Habitat EB/SV homes are built with 80% volunteer labor. We depend on individuals like you who are willing to come out and swing a hammer on the construction site to build homes and a lasting future for families in need. No construction experience is necessary. We provide you with all of the tools and training necessary on site. The best way to sign up is online on our volunteer schedule. Sign up today!
Getting involved as a volunteer with the Home Repair: Painting Program is a unique opportunity to help preserve the dream of homeownership while revitalizing the community. We are currently seeking individuals (18+) interested in learning leadership skills while building volunteer experience as a House Captain. House Captains work alongside Habitat staff to manage painting sites and program volunteer groups. No experience is required as all House Captains will be trained by knowledgably staff. Click here to find out how you can get involved!
The ReStore sells building materials at a fraction of retail prices, making home improvements, renovations, or building upkeep more affordable. Proceeds from the store help fund the construction of Habitat EB/SV homes. Habitat EB/SV ReStores needs volunteers to help manage the store, assist customers and keep merchandise in order and stocked. If you like working with people and in fun environments, this will be a great experience for you. Sign-up to volunteer today!
Building dreams takes lots of behind-the-scenes work from dedicated volunteers, and there are a variety of ways to do this beyond the construction site. Consider joining one of our committees that help Habitat EB/SV serve the community, volunteer with our office team or at our ReStore! There are many opportunities for you to support our work!
Habitat EB/SV has a few specialty volunteer roles that make a major difference in our ability to carry out our mission. If you have any interest in the following areas, please let us know!
Translation Services: On-call volunteers who are fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese or Vietnamese are needed to translate documents and to translate during meetings and events.
Data Entry Specialists: Help in our Downtown Oakland or Milpitas office with data entry, filing, mailings, and other general office duties. Hours are flexible, but a weekly commitment is requested.
Speaker's Bureau: Help us spread the word! Use your voice to inspire our community to work together to revitalize neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to conduct outreach through tabling events, speaking at schools, and representing Habitat at community events.
Event Support: We host various outreach and support programs throughout the year: Build-A-Thon, Home Dedications, and Groundbreakings. We always appreciate an extra hand with set-up, registration, and event wrap-up!
We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who are willing to help us with some of the vital behind-the-scenes work that keeps our organization’s goal of helping families alive.
"The concept of community care and strengthening communities is what will make things happen in a positive way” - Kathleen Kwan, Family Selection Committee Member
Come and learn how we select our newest partner families by identifying applicants that meet our selection criteria. Volunteers help us conduct interviews, attend home visits, and review applications. We are especially seeking bi-lingual volunteers or volunteers with backgrounds in financial analysis.
The Family Resource Committee assists partner families as partner families become homeowners and keeps our community of families connected. The committee volunteers host annual events, such as field trips to museums, youth carnivals hosted by the Cal Habitat Chapter, and our annual Family Fun Day summer picnic.
Join the dedicated women who come together to volunteer, raise funds, provide support, training, and build friendships. As they assist partner families building their homes, Women's Crew members acquire skills they can use to repair and maintain their own homes. Learn more...
Help build and strengthen partnerships with the faith community by providing meaningful opportunities for faith groups to engage with and support us. Committee members make presentations at church services, promote volunteerism, fundraise, and provide prayer support.
We are happy to provide verification for any hours volunteered through Habitat Eb/SV’s volunteer programs. To expedite the confirmation of your volunteer hours, please allow for the following:
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on our sites!
To get involved, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@HabitatEBSV.org or by phone at (510) 803-3322.
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