Volunteer With Us
There are many ways to help us at Habitat. You can provide critical support building homes, serve on committees, mentor families, work at our Habitat Stores, or help in the office or community. Our mission of building a world where everyone has a decent place to call home involves more than just financial and product donations, but also time. With your efforts, we continue to build homes or rather a world where everyone has a decent place to call home.
Individual volunteers are an essential part of keeping Habitat for Humanity functioning in Kittitas County. We welcome individuals ages 14 and up to volunteer for a variety of tasks throughout our organization. There are many ways you can help. Sign up today.
Want a fun and engaging activity to do as a team? Come out to our a build site! We host groups big and small for build days during our construction or home repair builds. No skills required and no tools necessary; all you need to bring is the crew and we will handle the rest.
CWU is a proud partner of Kittitas County Habitat for Humanity! We offer opportunities for individual students, clubs, dorms, departments, campus organizations, ROTC, and sports teams. It is a great way to help give back to the community that is your home while you are away from home.
Volunteer with us today!
We offer Community Service hours at our Habitat Store. If you are needing to complete Community Service hours please email or call 509-818-1997 to get set up.
*Please do not sign up through the store volunteer page.*
What does a volunteer day look like?
Our build sites are typically open to volunteers every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday for full day shifts (8:45am-4:00pm).
The schedule for a typical day on a construction site is:
8:45 – 9:00 – Check-in, distribute Personal Protective Equipment
9:00 – 9:15 – Habitat introduction, safety orientation, and description of work assignments
9:15 – Noon – Work under the instruction of Habitat site staff
Noon – 12:45 – Lunch: Please bring your own, if not provided by your group
12:45 to 3:45 – Work under the instruction of Habitat site staff
3:45 – 4:00 – Clean-up and sign out
*Habitat Stores are open to volunteers Tuesday through Saturday, with morning (10am-2pm), afternoon (2pm-6pm), or full day (10am-6pm) shifts available. Click here to volunteer at the Habitat Store.
What do I need to bring?
Bring a lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, and layered clothing for weather changes. Please leave your valuables at home–there is no secure storage at any of our sites. While we provide all the tools you’ll need, you may bring your own hand tools, hardhat, work gloves, or safety goggles (please label with your name). Smoking, alcohol, and radios are not allowed on our sites. We also ask that you do not use cell phones on active construction sites as they are distracting and can cause accidents.
I have to cancel! What do I do?
Login to your volunteer account and you will see your reservation–follow the prompts to cancel. There is also a link to cancel in your build day confirmation email. If you can’t login, please email us and we will cancel the reservation for you.