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.
**7.6.2021 Update: Currently, the only volunteer opportunities available are with the Memphis Habitat ReStore. Once we expand our volunteer opportunities further, we'll update this webpage and our social media profiles with those availabilities.**
In 2019, 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 to 18 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.
**7.6.2021 Update: We do not have any build site volunteer opportunities at this time. Currently, the only volunteer opportunities available are with the Memphis Habitat ReStore. Once we expand our volunteer opportunities further, we'll update this webpage and our social media profiles with those availabilities. To receive updates about volunteer opportunies and more, click the button below to sign up for email updates from Memphis Habitat.**
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 online before their first day with us. ReStore volunteers must be 17 or older. Our normal ReStore volunteer opportunities are on Tuesdays through Saturdays at 10am - noon, noon - 2pm, or 2 - 4pm. Click the link below to register for a volunteer orientation session so you can volunteer with us ASAP!
Anyone wishing to volunteer in the Memphis Habitat ReStore MUST attend and orientation session first. These sessions are offered 1 to 2 times a week, online, at 4pm for about an hour. Once you attend an orientation session, you will receive the code so you can sign yourself up for volunteer shifts.
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.
Green Hats are specially-trained, long term volunteers who help lead volunteers on a Habitat build site. Whether you're working on sheathing or blue board, hanging blinds or installing door knobs, Green Hats are with our volunteers every step of the way.
Blue Hats are specially-trained volunteers who help lead our volunteer groups in the Memphis Habitat ReStore! This could include unloading a delivery truck, assembly of donated items, cleaning, stocking and more.
If becoming a Green Hat or a Blue hat sounds intriguing to you, please contact Madeline Thornton, volunteer & social media specialist, at email@example.com or 901-322-3532.
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