People in our community partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis to build or improve places they can call home. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers, like you, and pay an affordable mortgage. With your help, Habitat homebuyers achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Memphis Habitat has multiple opportunities for individuals and groups to get involved.
**Due to COVID-19, there are no volunteer opportunities available with Memphis Habitat or the Memphis Habitat ReStore at this time, including for our Fall 2020 house building season. Once we're able to safely have our volunteer friends involved once again, we'll update this webpage and our social media profiles with those availabilities.**
Last year, over 1,500 volunteers donated their time and energy to Memphis Habitat. As you consider volunteering with us, we recommend looking through our Construction Volunteer Handbook, as well as reading our Family Stories to get more acquainted with Memphis Habitat. Youth volunteers age 16 to18 are allowed to volunteer on the build site, but cannot operate power tools. Children under the age of 16 are not allowed on the build site.
Not all volunteers swing a hammer or wield a paint brush! The Habitat for Humanity ReStore diverts tons of gently used homegoods and building materials from landfills by reselling them at discount prices to the general public. The ReStore depends on volunteers to sort and organize donations, stock shelves, assist customers, test appliances and electronics, and much more. Check out our ReStore Volunteer Handbook, as well as exploring our Memphis ReStore Website to learn more about volunteering and the store. There is no specific training necessary to get involved; volunteers go through a brief orientation on their first day. ReStore volunteers must be 17 or older. Our normal ReStore volunteer opportunities are on Mondays through Saturdays between 9:30am and 5pm, but we also hold a special Volunteer Blitz Night event on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30pm. You can look through the calendar below to review available volunteer shifts.
College students who receive the Tennessee Promise Scholarship are required to complete and submit 8 hours of community service for each semester to maintain their scholarship eligibility. Students and their parents who are involved in the Memphis Ambassadors Program need service hours monthly. You can earn those through volunteer shifts in the ReStore! (Remember - ReStore volunteers must be 17 or older.)
Use the registration links above to sign up for service hours now!
While you might not be able to help on a build site or work in the ReStore, you could still hold a coin drive, a bake sale or a nail driving contest to raise funds for Habitat; do a collection drive for various items to donate to the ReStore; build bird houses, paint flower pots, or create a piece of art to pass along to new Habitat homeowners. You can organize and run any number of activities to raise awareness, funds and materials to support the work of Memphis Habitat.
** College students who receive the Tennessee Promise Scholarship are required to complete and submit 8 hours of community service for each semester to maintain their scholarship eligibility. Students and their parents who are involved in the Memphis Ambassadors Program need service hours monthly. You can earn those through volunteer shifts in the ReStore! (Remember - ReStore volunteers must be 17 or older.) Use the registration links above to sign up for service hours now!
If any of the volunteer opportunties above sound interesting or you want to learn more about the work of Memphis Habitat, please contact Madeline Thornton, volunteer & social media specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-322-3532 to find out what you or your group can do to support the work of Memphis Habitat and help local families build and improve places to call home.
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