Volunteers are the heart and backbone of Habitat.

Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County still aims to seek passionate individuals and organizations to join us in our fight against substandard housing in Randolph County.

Volunteers of all skill levels, races and religions are welcomed! Jobsite Monday, Tuesday and Saturday!

FAQs

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding. We also look for individuals to volunteer to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Types of Volunteers section on our website.

Do I need to sign up to volunteer?

Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact Rodney Overcash at (336)626-5594 to sign up for a specific build day. Check out our calendar of Volunteer Opportunities on our website. If you have never volunteered with us before, you will need to fill out a Volunteer Information Form and a Release and Waiver.

What do I wear?

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site. So you will get dirty!

What do I bring?

If you have them, bring safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure and gloves. If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.

What should I expect for a build day?

8:30 AM

Check In at Build Site

8:35 AM

Morning Devotion and Safety Meeting

8:40 AM

Construction Begins

12:00 PM

Lunch Break (Lunch is Provided)

12:30 PM

Construction Resumes

3:00 PM

Clean-Up

3:30 PM

Build Day Ends

What if I have no previous construction experience?

No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.

What if I have previous construction experience?

We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please contact Rodney Overcash at (336)626-5594  for more details.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact Rodney Overcash at (336)626-5594 for more information.

More Information

Expectations

  • New volunteers must complete all sections of the Volunteer Information Form and Release and Waiver and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator at least one week prior to their first scheduled volunteer opportunity.
  • Volunteers must contact the Volunteer Coordinator to register for a volunteer opportunity.  Only those individuals who have signed up for an opportunity will be able to participate.
  • If an individual is unable to make the day that he/she has signed up for, he/she should contact the Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.
  • Volunteers should dress appropriately for the task.  Individuals volunteering on the build site or at the ReStore should expect to be working outside and should expect to get dirty.  No open-toed shoes are allowed on the build site or the ReStore.  Volunteers not dressed properly may be asked to leave.
  • Volunteers should arrive on time for their scheduled build day or volunteer opportunity.
  • Volunteers with any special needs should contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Safety is of the upmost importance on the build site and the ReStore.  Volunteers should follow the directions of the Site Leader, Construction Coordinator or supervisor at all times.
  • Individuals must not be under the influence of alcohol or any illicit drugs while participating in volunteer opportunities.
  • Individuals under the age of 18 should consult the Age Restrictions Guidelines regarding applicable volunteer opportunities.
  • Individuals failing to follow the Volunteer Policy may be asked to no longer volunteer.
  • In order to provide the best volunteer experience possible, our organization reserves the right to amend or update this policy as needed. 

Type of Volunteers

There are many ways to get involved and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Randolph County.

Leadership on the job site

  1.  Serve as a Crew Leader one Saturday per month
  2.  Serve as a site host

House Construction

  1. Siding
  2. Roofing
  3.  Painting
  4. Landscaping
  5.  Drywall hanging
  6. Drywall finishing
  7. Finish carpentry
  8. Cabinetry
  9.  Countertops
  10. Site prep
  11. Lot cleaning
  12. Excavation
  13. Install windows and doors
  14. Framing/ rough carpentry/ salvage
  15.  Clean up
  16. Electrical
  17. Plumbing
  18. Heating and cooling
  19. Floor covering
  20. Concrete/ flatwork

Construction Support

  1. Serve on the Construction Committee
  2. Help organize the warehouse and tool trailers
  3. Facilitate professional contractor relations
  4. Assist in build site assessment and feasibility
  5. Seek donations of building materials and tools
  6. Coordinate tool acquisition/management program

Homeowner Involvement

  1.  Serve as a Family Supporter
  2. Help families understand homeowner duties
  3. Monitor sweat equity compliance
  4. Coordinate family liaison selection/training
  5.   Coordinate kick off and house dedication ceremonies
  6. Help coordinate/facilitate orientation meetings
  7. Recruit people to lead homeowner classes
  8. Serve on the Family Selection Committee
  9. Help set up and conduct Home Information Meeting
  10. Recommend families for home ownership
  11.  Identify/screen/interview applicant families

Friend Raising

  1. Serve on a Volunteer Committee
  2. Coordinate volunteer recognition activities
  3. Coordinate volunteer training and orientation
  4. Schedule and recruit lunch providers
  5.  Coordinate job site welcoming/assignments
  6. Help recruit, schedule, and follow-up with volunteers
  7. Historian-organize photos into scrap books
  8. Take photos at events and construction sites

Fundraising and Development

  1. Serve on the Fundraising Committee
  2. Assist in grant writing
  3. Coordinate and plan special events
  4. Coordinate corporate sponsorship of projects
  5. Plan/develop/administer fundraising activities
  6. Write thank you notes to donors

Church Relations

  1. Serve on the Church Relations Committee
  2. Help coordinate church relations activities
  3. Coordinate church sponsorships of projects
  4. Maintain regular contact with one or more churches
  5. Serve as a Habitat liaison to your church

Leadership Committees

  1. Fundraising
  2. Family Support
  3. Board of Directors
  4. Family Selection
  5. Site Selection
  6. Construction
  7. ReStore

House Property Selection

  1. Serve on the Site Selection Committee
  2. Help look for available property
  3. Research average property cost in designated areas
  4. Contact land owners to initiate purchase of land
  5. Maintain records of current property cost
  6. Maintain a list of potential property options
  7. Donate property

Office Work

  1. Data entry
  2. Update and maintain databases
  3. Office cleaning and recycling
  4. Front desk hospitality
  5. Make copies, phone calls, filing, general office duties
  6. Work on bulk mailings and direct mail campaigns
  7. Help maintain website and Facebook
  8. Design marketing materials

ReStore Support

  1. Serve on the ReStore Committee
  2. Serve as a clerk in the ReStore
  3. Pick up donations
  4. Salvage crew
  5. Solicit donations
  6. Assist in advertising
  7. Price merchandise
  8. Assist with special promotional sales
  9. Repair donated merchandise

Give A Gift To Helps Build Homes

  1. Sponsor a house-and provide volunteers
  2. Co-Sponsor a house-and provide volunteers
  3. Purchase something from the ReStore
  4. Tool trailer, flatbed truck or pick-up trucks
  5. Donate corporate team-building employee hours
  6. Building materials or sub-contracted work/labor
  7. Copy paper and other office supplies
  8. Make a donation of any amount
  9. Printing cost
  10. Postage for a mailing
  11. Signage sponsor
  12. Pray for our goal of wiping out poverty housing

If you have questions about any volunteer activity, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by phone,  Rodney for jobsite (336)626-5594 leave a message or Danielle for the ReStore (336)625-1429 or by email at [email protected]

Age Limit

We have the following Age Restrictions for any volunteer under the age of 18:

Ages 14 and 15

      • Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio
      • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
      • Must not be on-site during construction
      • Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties and help with site support
      • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, power tools or at heights above 6 feet

​​Ages 16 and 17

    • Must be supervised on a 3 youths: 1 adult ratio
    • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
    • Can assist with general construction/carpentry
    • Must not work on/with excavation, demolition, or power tools
    • Must not work at heights above 6 feet or on the roof