You don’t need to swing a hammer to make a difference! You can help local families in need of safe, affordable housing in a number of ways outside of our construction sites.

ReStore

Volunteer in a retail setting doing things like cashiering, decorating, and processing donations.

Our ReStores can accommodate large groups with locations in Wauwatosa, Walker’s Point & Greenfield.

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Internships

Our unpaid internship programs allows students to get hands on non-profit experience helping families in need of safe, affordable housing. Depending on the season we may have opportunities in volunteer services, family services, marketing and neighborhood surveying.

Learn more - email Leese Baber at lbaber@milwaukeehabitat.org.

Committee & Office

Share your knowledge, talents and professional experience by joining a committee or volunteering in our offices. Committees offer hands-on and advisory roles for our ReStores, Family Services, Global Engagement and more. While office volunteers assist in a variety of administrative tasks.

Learn more - email Beth Van Gorp - bvangorp@milwaukeehabitat.org

Register to be a volunteer

Youth

Construction

Those 16 & older can participate in construction tasks. Please note 16 & 17 year olds have restrictions on working at heights above 6' and using power tools.

ReStore

Those 14 & older can participate at our ReStores with 16 & older being able to volunteer without an adult family member or group chaperone present.

More ways Youth can get involved!

To participate or learn more, email Leese Baber at lbaber@milwaukeehabitat.org.

  • Take a field trip to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and learn about the need for affordable housing by witnessing it firsthand. Each tour is different and depends on your group's interest, but can include a visit to a Milwaukee Habitat build site with a chance to meet our volunteers or homeowners, a tour of our warehouse and/or a visit one of our ReStores. Tours may last from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on which location(s) you attend.
  • Learn more about Habitat! Follow this link to the Volunteer Resources page for more resources and activities that you can do on your own.
  • Bring lunch/snacks to a volunteer group! A group of youth may prepare lunch/snacks and bring it out to the job site for volunteers that day. This can be an entire meal or just snacks or drinks such as baked goods, popsicles, or lemonade. The group would get to interact with volunteers and homeowners during their lunch break on site and see the house they are working on. These opportunities are available most Wednesdays - Saturdays.
  • Make a welcome gift for a Habitat family! Welcome a family into their new Habitat home with a wooden door mat, mosaic stepping stones, or laundry baskets stocked with home supplies. If you have other ideas for gifts please let us know. Your group would supply the materials and create the gifts and we will help distribute them to the new homeowners. Go to our volunteer resources page for ideas and how-to's.
  • Up-cycling! Paint, decorate or improve items from our ReStores to increase the resale value. Great for creative, DIY art students in middle school or high school. They can even participate in our annual Recycled Art Contest!
  • Create your own fundraiser! Let the young people you work with plan a Habitat fundraiser. Our volunteer resources page has several mission connected ideas! You can also create your own Facebook fundraiser here.