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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Capital Region!

We rely on hundreds of volunteers every year to carry out our mission. You are a crucial part of stabilizing housing for local people by helping with everything from construction, assisting in the ReStores, or helping at an event and providing admin support.

We love volunteer groups!

To schedule a volunteer group, please email volunteer@habitatcr.org or call (517) 374-1313.

Step 1:

Attend a Volunteer Orientation

New volunteers, please plan to attend a volunteer orientation. Orientations are currently being held online through Zoom.

Please sign up for an upcoming orientation date here.

If you are not available for these times, please contact the office to schedule an appointment during business hours.

Step 2:

Turn in your volunteer application and waiver

Once you have attended an orientation you will receive a volunteer application and waiver that must be completed before you will be invited to sign up for volunteering opportunities is the monthly Volunteer Newsletter.

Step 3:

Sign up for volunteer opportunities posted online

Once you have completed steps 1 and 2, you will be emailed our Volunteer Newsletter every month filled with volunteer information, news, and opportunities to sign up for upcoming volunteer positions!

*All volunteer opportunities, including construction and ReStore opportunities, are posted and filled in an online opportunities calendar.

If you have a group that would like to volunteer or special circumstances that would not allow you to sign up for volunteering through the normal process, please contact volunteer@habitatcr.org to see about making other arrangements to volunteer. We'd love to have you.

Construction volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. All youth volunteers must complete the Volunteer Form filled out and signed by their parent/guardian. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please note that youth volunteer opportunities are limited only to crews when no power tools or scaffolding will be used.

Potential volunteers with court-ordered community service must contact the Habitat office to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Court-ordered Community Service:

We do work with volunteers who are seeking to complete court-ordered community service. Habitat for Humanity does not work with volunteers who are convicted of sexual or violent crimes, theft, or crimes involving firearms. Background checks are completed for all volunteers.

Volunteering Safety

Expectations for Persons Exposed To, or Exhibiting Symptoms of COVID-19:

STAY AT HOME! No person(s) may visit any Habitat for Humanity Capital Region property who within the last 14 days, has experienced any of the following symptoms (personally, or within their household):

  • Fever (100.4°F or greater)
  • Persistent Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • New Loss of Smell or Taste

If you have any questions, or if you would like any clarification on what meets the above criteria, please contact us before your arrival.


Habitat for Humanity Capital Region is a grassroots, community-based organization that relies on local volunteers to build homes, community, and hope in Ingham and Eaton counties. There are many ways to become involved in Habitat's work.

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