Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is always looking for volunteers!! We heavily rely on the efforts of our volunteers and welcome all who are willing and able to work, regardless of skill level. No matter who you are, no matter your experience level, you are always welcome to volunteer with us here at Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.
New Volunteer Orientation is required for new Indvidual Volunteers! Orientations are held the first and third Saturdays of each month at 10am at our ReStore 800 N. State St. in Elgin. The registration link can be found below!
We are currently working on rehabs all located in Elgin and Carpentersville every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Volunteers are asked to arrive on time at their scheduled site on their scheduled day and stay for the entirety of the build day.
Skill Requirement: No specific skills are needed except a willingness to learn. Each build site has an assigned Project Director. The Project Director will direct the day’s work and provide necessary instruction. Additional assistance of experienced, regular volunteer Crew Leaders will be on-site to teach you every step of the way.
Age Requirement: To help ensure a safe work environment, construction volunteers must legally be at least 16 years old. Teens 16 and 17 may work on a construction site with parental supervision. For school or youth groups, students must be accompanied by an adult representing the organization; 1 representative for every 3 minors. Those volunteers under 18 must not use power tools, climb ladders, or work on scaffolding or the roof.
Release of Liability: Each volunteer must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability form agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accident or injury on the work site. Volunteers aged 16 or 17 must have a parent or guardian sign a Minor Release and Waiver of Liability.
Sample Work Day Schedule:
8:30am -- Volunteer Safety and Orientation
9:00am -- Begin Working
12:00pm -- Lunch Break
1:00pm -- Resume Working
3:30pm -- Clean-Up
4:00pm -- End of Work Day
Interested individual volunteers can register on our VolunteerUP construction calendar for an orientation: http://www.volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=175. Those who are interested in setting up a group build day for their church, company, sports team, community organization, or any other group, please contact us directly.