Our Volunteers Make It All Possible

You don't have to "swing a hammer" to help at Habitat for Humanity of Burke County. All we ask is that you have willing hands and a loving heart. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and many are new to construction and retail sales.

Our volunteers are diverse! You may work alongside retired surgeons who hang sheetrock, families spending a Saturday painting interiors, church groups learning to install siding, teens digging community gardens.

If you have a skill you'd like to learn or a skill to share come volunteer with us at Habitat for Humanity of Burke County. Don't think it is too hard or that you don't have the right skills, there is a special place just for you.

We have a space for all types of volunteers. Some of our opportunities are listed; however, feel free to offer your special skill. Volunteers are folks stocking our shelves, people unloading trucks, greeters to our customers, people who assemble new items and repair furniture or help pick up donations.

Our ReStore volunteers truly make it all possible. Volunteers allow Habitat for Humanity to operate our Habitat ReStore of Burke County with low overhead.

Our Wednesday Warriors are from all walks of life, skilled and unskilled. Licensed, general contractor Stewart McKee is on site to lead volunteers. No skill? No worries, we will teach you. Volunteers typically work March thru October on Wednesdays.

Do you want to join the Wednesday Warrior team? Great! Please call our office at 828-437-0370 or send an email to mblack@burkehabitat.org for more information.

The bulk of our construction crews work on Saturdays March thru October. Churches, civic groups and dedicated individuals work under the supervision of our licensed, general contractor in all aspects of the construction process. As a part of the work crew you can have a hand in framing, painting, installing siding and so much more. Habitat for Humanity volunteers bring the enthusiasm and energy that allows us to quickly build homes because everyone deserves to have a decent and affordable place to live.

Please call the office for locations and times. Organize a group and bring your friends for a day you'll never forget! Call 828-437-0370 or email mblack@burkehabitat.org for more information.

We Need You!

Some opportunities are listed below, however, feel free to let us know how you feel you can offer your knowledge and time.

  • Construction crews
  • Greeter/Customer Service in ReStore
  • Electrical tester in ReStore
  • Driver for donation pickups (regular schedule and emergency drivers needed)
  • Office support
  • Merchandiser
  • Help organize a youth team
  • Recycling aluminum cansĀ (fund-raising is always needed)
  • Serving on the Board or a committee such as the Family Selection Committee
  • Host a Donation Drive
  • Writer for newsletter/suggest content

When volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Burke County you must be at least 16 years old and you must be at least 18 years old to work with electrical equipment, ladders and roofing.