our volunteers

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!

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build crew

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.

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ReStore volunteers

Habitat ReStore is always looking for volunteers to help with stocking shelves, picking up donations, and general store upkeep. Contact the ReStore Volunteer Coordinator to inquire about helping out!

volunteer with the ReStore
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bingo volunteer

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.

wood salvaging volunteer

A generous donor in Kingston has donated quality wood crates that we need dismantled to re-use for our future projects, including the upcoming build in Kingston and in our pilot woodworking shop.

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, we need volunteers to help us dismantle these large wooden crates. All volunteers are welcomed!

We will be dismantling wood on the following days:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am – 12:30pm
  • Saturdays: 8:30am – 12:30pm

Commitment is flexible, so pick up shifts as they work for you!

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 me know in advance and we can arrange them for you. 

committees

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.

Build Committee

The overseers responsible for planning and implementing the actual construction of new structures, including land acquisition.

Safety Committee

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.

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: ceo@habitatkingston.com

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