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.
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 Resource Committee
The Family Resource Committee (FRC) serves as a liaison between the Habitat Kingston affiliate and the homeowner partner families, with the goal of learning more about the homeowners, and continuously improving its program. It welcomes the new families and provides a mutual support system, homeowner education opportunities and a forum for discussion regarding homeownership and relevant policies and procedures.
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 or specific 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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Partnership Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region is proud to work with local Community Organizations to support individuals that may be facing developmental and/or physical challenges. We work with your team of professionals to help find engaging volunteer opportunities whenever possible for individuals/small groups working alongside support workers.
We strive to provide each client the individual experience they are seeking in an inclusive environment while considering a number of factors to determine suitability for our volunteer roles.
Prior to being accepted into our volunteer program we must consider individual abilities, barriers and/or limitations that may require additional safety precautions and determine our ability to provide an environment that meets these required safety measures.
Our first and foremost consideration is for all parties to participate in a safe and productive environment for themselves, other volunteers and staff.