Volunteer

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization.

Whether you are looking to develop new skills, share your expertise, or meet new people, we invite you to volunteer with us at our Habitat ReStores or on our build sites.

There are volunteer opportunities 6-days a week, and we offer a wide range of ways to get involved with flexible hours. We welcome everyone 16 years of age and up to join us in helping families in need of a safe and quality place to live.

Be part of a team of volunteers that strengthen our communities, change lives, and make PEI a more inclusive and sustainable place to live.

Volunteer at the ReStore

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Volunteering for the Habitat for Humanity PEI ReStore is both enjoyable and impactful. It's a chance to connect with others and contribute directly to the local community.

ReStore volunteers engage in tasks like preparing merchandise, receiving donations, assisting customers, warehouse support, product testing, and inventory management.

To join the ReStore team, a criminal reference check is required (we'll assist you with the process via a provided letter). After your check is cleared, you'll schedule an orientation before your first shift.

Sign up to volunteer by filling out the form below.

Volunteer on a Habitat Build Site

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It takes many caring hands to build a Habitat home. We welcome volunteers to help assist us in the building process.

Whether you are a contractor or have never picked up a hammer in your life, we can use your help all year round.

Our Build Volunteer Opportunities are currently closed for 2023. Please check back in the spring of 2024.

Sign Up to Volunteer

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Are you a student requiring volunteer hours?*
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Are you willing to provide us with a criminal record check?

 

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Volunteer FAQ

We have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities that contribute towards our mission. They include:
- At our ReStores
- Securing donations for Habitat ReStore
- Working in our warehouses
- Becoming a Board Member
- Helping build homes on our construction sites (currently closed for 2023)
- Deconstructing home kitchens, washrooms, and major appliances for donation (coming soon)
- Critical Repairs - Helping with home renovations (coming soon)

The minimum age to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity PEI is 16 years of age, with parental permission.

Yes, we have volunteer opportunities from Monday to Saturday. We have flexible shifts that last from 4 to 8 hours.

We currently do not have evening shifts available.

We have volunteer opportunities available throughout the Charlottetown Area at our ReStore and active build sites across the Island.

We are thankful for your time, energy, and passion.
For our ReStore, we do require Volunteers to commit to 1-2 shifts. After this time, a commitment of 10 shifts over 3 months is required.

For our build site, we require 8-hour shifts, but volunteer positions are free of a minimum continuous time commitment.

If you do require a letter confirming your volunteer hours, we request that you complete 40 volunteer hours with Habitat PEI.

When you volunteer at a ReStore or build site you will need to wear CSA-approved safety shoes or boots (with the green triangle).

We have all of the necessary PPE available for our volunteers, as your safety is our number one priority.

Please make sure to dress comfortably and are willing to get messy.

We are pleased to assist Students in the completion of their hours of community service.
If you do require a letter confirming your volunteer hours, we request that you complete 40 volunteer hours with Habitat PEI.

The minimum age to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity PEI is 16 years old.

Please note that all students are responsible for recording their hours and having their record sheet signed by the Volunteer Manager on duty or contact Amanda at [email protected]

For Habitat ReStore, we offer on-site orientations Monday-Friday between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you to schedule your orientation once your application form is received.

For our build sites, the orientation is available at the beginning of your shift. If you have further questions, you can email Amanda at [email protected]

If you are currently completing an educational course, degree, or diploma, and are looking for a volunteer internship, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] to discuss the opportunity.

Fill out the form on our 'Sign Up to Volunteer' form above. We are looking forward to getting to know you!