Below are questions commonly asked by our volunteers. If you don't find the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us.
How do I sign up to volunteer?
We ask that you first attend a new volunteer orientation, after which you will be able to volunteer at the store or the build sites.
All volunteers are asked to attend orientation.
Volunteer orientations are held on Saturday's at 11:00 am and the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30pm at our administrative offices right next to the Habitat Store 3559 Wheaton Way, Bremerton, WA 98310.
What days can I volunteer?
Construction volunteering is available Tuesday thru Saturday year-round. When you volunteer, we ask that you commit to a full day. The construction day is 8:30am-2:30pm.
Store volunteering is available Monday ~ Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. There is no minimum time commitment; if you have a hour, a few hours or a few days, we would love to have you.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Construction volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. If a volunteer is under the age of 18 they must be accompanied by a parent or designated individual who is at least 21 years old.
What should I wear?
We require volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and shirts with sleeves. For your comfort we ask that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather and any construction or store tasks (painting, etc.). Please also consider that as a volunteer you'll be representing Habitat for Humanity and should choose clothing that in no way would be considered offensive.
Lunch at the Build Site
Tuesday through Friday, volunteers should bring a brown bag lunch. On Saturday, lunch is provided by various community organizations and individuals. We suggest volunteers bring a refillable water jug any time they are on site.
Lunch at the Store
Lunch is not provided at the store. There are places to eat nearby.
What tools do I need to bring?
All tools will be provided. You may bring your own, but it is not necessary. If you choose to bring your own tools, we suggest you clearly mark them with your name, etc.
What if I want to organize a group to volunteer?
If you wish to bring a group to volunteer at our build site, we suggest that you contact our Construction Relations Builder Odessa Kawai at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-479-3853. All groups should plan on booking at least two months in advance to schedule an orientation and book a volunteer date.
If you wish to bring a group to volunteer at our Habitat store, we suggest that you contact our Office Manager Christina Zimniak at email@example.com or call 360-479-3853.