The success of Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region relies on the contributions of its many wonderful volunteers. Building homes requires work and commitment throughout the year. Whether it is picking up a hammer, joining a committee, or helping out at the ReStore, together we can make an impact on many lives and will continue to do so with your help.
If you’re interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region, please fill out our online form below or drop by our office!
We work with hundreds of volunteers over a build season and many of them are beginners. How do we do it?
We have a core group of skilled volunteers who come out daily. Our construction staff divides volunteers into small teams to do a variety of tasks. All volunteers on site are led and supervised by our staff throughout the day. Because there is a wide range of skills represented in our volunteers, teams consist of experienced and less experienced people. Tasks designated are both appropriate and challenging to the skill level of each volunteer.
Volunteers are encouraged to share with us any personal limitations they have so that we can give them safe and comfortable tasks to do. For example: fear of heights, heavy lifting, etc. Safety is top priority on the job site and every volunteer must participate in our safety orientation before working. The orientation is done on site the morning of the volunteer shift.
Did you know that you can help a local hardworking family in need of affordable homeownership without picking up a hammer?
Become a BINGO VOLUNTEER and raise $450 per shift, which 100% of proceeds go towards helping serve more families in Kingston & Area every year.
This past year we raised over $6000 through bingo alone – help us break our record!
Each shift is two hours long and commitment is about once a month.
training & event centre volunteer
Have experience working with children, basic woodworking/carpentry/crafts skills? The Habitat Training & Event Centre is looking for volunteers to become workshop facilitators for woodworking/craft classes, kid’s programs and/or join the Handy-Man crew, become a Team leader/assistant for our Renovation Series and much more. We have volunteering positions for everyone.
Don’t have experience but a willing heart? Our talented and knowledgable instructors/staff will help you learn all the necessary skills to help the Training & Event Centre become successful. Don’t be afraid to try something new.
Proceeds from the Training & Event Centre helps us raise funds for our building program. Our goal is to build at least 3 houses every year and need all the extra hands. Want to learn more? Contact us at email@example.com or call 613.548.8763 ext.202
Power tools & all the necessary training is provided at the shop.
wood salvaging volunteer
A generous donor in Kingston has donated massive wood crates that we need dismantled to re-use for our future projects at the Training & Event Centre as a way to fundraise.
Stay tuned for our schedule this year! (Spring/Summer/Fall)
Power tools will be provided, but you will need to bring your own tool belts/hammers and a pair of steel toes shoes. If you don’t own any, let us know in advance and we can arrange them for you.
If you feel your expertise is best directed to behind the scenes work please consider joining one of Habitat For Humanity Kingston Limestone Region’s Committees. There are a number of different committees that you can join. Please take a look through the list and see which one would be best for you.
Family Resources Committee
A team which acts as the primary liaison between Habitat for Humanity and low-income families to empower those families to recognize and to deal with problems they encounter in their effort to overcome the poverty cycle.
Faith Relations Committee
A team which acts as a Habitat for Humanity communication source for local faith groups. Presentations will be made by committee members to faith groups. Fundraising projects involving faith groups will be coordinated by the Faith Relations Committee.
Special Events Committee
A group of individuals that are Build oriented and who organize all Special Events surrounding the build and fundraising initiatives.
The overseers responsible for planning and implementing the actual construction of new structures, including land acquisition.
Is CPR and First Aid Certified. Committee members train Build Team Leaders in the correct and safe building of Habitat for Humanity Homes. Committee members coordinate and present daily safety training on site throughout the house build project.
Marketing & Communications Committee
Individuals with Marketing and/or Communications experience help spread the word of Habitat for Humanity’s mission through advertising, social media and word-of-mouth.
Individuals with Public Speaking/ People skills will work with the Resource Development Coordinator to deliver presentations, network and be an ambassador for Habitat for Humanity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join the team.
If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please send a copy of your resume together with a brief letter outlining your area of interest to:
607 Gardiners Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3Y4
Attn: CEO Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region Email: email@example.com