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Volunteering FAQs

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization.

With a small staff, Raritan Valley Habitat for humanity (RVHFH) relies on volunteers to carry out a wide range of tasks, from construction to family support to public relations to accounting. No matter what your background, you may have a skill, hobby or interest that would be valuable to RVHFH!

Volunteer Information

We need your help in all areas of our work, so please consider looking into some of the Non-Construction volunteer opportunities where you may be able to use your time, talent, and creativity in lots of different ways to help with the mission of affordable housing. Click here to find out more.

Build Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

What is the age requirement to build with Habitat?
You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer on a construction site.  There are other ways to help Habitat if you are under the age of 18, get ideas here!

Do I need to register for a workday?
Yes.

If I cannot work on a site are there other ways for me to get involved?
Absolutely! Volunteers are always needed to help around the office, at the work sites, and to serve on our committees.  We have some very exciting and creative volunteer opportunities and we are always looking for ways to engage our talented supporters in opportunities to further the RVHFH mission and ultimately, provide more housing.

Do you have to be skilled to work on the construction sites?
No. Anyone who wants to help and is at least 18 years old can volunteer on site. Bring a lunch and a can-do attitude and we will provide the tools and a supervisor to teach you how to use them.

What makes a volunteer group?
A volunteer group is made up of 10-12 people who want to volunteer at the same site on the same day.

How can my church or faith community get involved?
Your congregation or faith community can volunteer, donate, and even sponsor a home!  Find out about our faith communities opportunities

How do I become a Habitat sponsor?
There are a variety of opportunities for you or your congregation or company to sponsor a Habitat home and make a difference!  Churches click here.  Corporations click here.