Volunteering with Habitat Cape Cod
Volunteering with Habitat Cape Cod is a great way to make friends, stay active and learn new skills while helping others.
Important Information from Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod. Our utmost priority during the threat of COVID-19 (coronavirus) is doing our best to keep our Habitat community safe and well-informed. EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. All Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod construction sites are closed to volunteers, visitors, and home buyer families until further notice. All ReStore volunteer opportunities are suspended until further notice. All Habitat volunteer committee meetings will be rescheduled. The Habitat office is open to staff only. These measures are being taken as we work to keep our volunteers, staff and families healthy. Habitat Cape Cod will follow the strictest guidelines put forth by state and local officials.
Habitat Cape Cod is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome you to join us as we partner volunteers and homebuyers to build affordable homes on Cape Cod. The first step in becoming a volunteer with Habitat Cape Cod is creating an account online at Habitat Connect.
Please read below to learn about the ways you can have an impact on our community, and watch this short presentation About Habitat Cape Cod so you will understand more about how Habitat Cape Cod works.
Every Habitat home is built by volunteers and the future homebuyer. We build on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8am to 3:30pm. No prior experience is necessary and we offer on-site training and provide all the tools you'll need. All construction volunteers must be 16 and up and everyone must sign up to volunteer on a build site ahead of time. Volunteers are currently working on 8 homes in Brewster, 2 homes in Wellfleet and 1 home in Mashpee. Volunteer Video of a Typical Day on a Site
Would you like to help without swinging a hammer?
Both Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod ReStore locations in Yarmouth and Falmouth are seeking volunteers to help with cashiering, greeting customers & donors, staging furniture & home goods, photography, social media, donation receiving and more. We also really need some MUSCLE to help load and unload trucks!
YOU can make a difference by volunteering at our ReStores; Sales at the ReStore make it possible for Habitat to sell its homes at affordable prices, while helping our environment by keeping excellent used goods, like furniture, cabinets and appliances out of our landfills.
The ReStores (2 locations; 28 Whites Path in South Yarmouth & 805 Gifford Street in Falmouth) offer volunteers short, flexible shifts Monday through Saturday, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm. (Shifts can also be flexible and you can volunteer as often or as little as you like). Sign up here!
PRIOR to volunteering both CONSTRUCTION and RESTORE volunteers must complete the CORI/ Background Check. Please mail the completed form with a copy/photo of your driver's license or other government issued identification to Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, 411 Main Street (Route 6A) Suite 6 Yarmouth Port, MA 02675, or you may drop the form off to the same address.
MORE Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities
Join one of our many committees, prepare food for people on site, volunteer at a fundraising event, sign up to make a quilt or bookcase, coordinate construction site volunteers, help out in our office, or work one-on-one with homeowner families. And we always need well-organized folks who can help keep our construction sites running smoothly.
For volunteers who may need individual coaching, or have a disability or other impairment or challenge affecting their ability to safely follow group instructions, and/or to follow visual/oral instructions involving sequential steps, and/or may need any type of accommodation to work safely and productively at our various locations: Habitat welcomes volunteers of diverse abilities and strives to find meaningful involvement for all, within the capacity of our staff and volunteer leadership, and our needs at any time. If you or someone in your family, would like to volunteer for one of our construction sites or in some other capacity, and have the need for some special accommodation – large or small - please contact Tara Cronin, our Volunteer Services Manager to see what accommodations may be made to ensure that you can work safely and productively. (508-362-3559 x 16 or Tara@habitatcapecod.org)
For court ordered community service volunteering you must call 508-362-3559 x 16 for approval before you volunteer anywhere with Habitat Cape Cod, otherwise your hours will not be counted. You must submit and pass a background check and you may not fulfill court ordered community service hours with Habitat Cape Cod if you were assigned hours for any offence related to larceny or violence. Or have those types of charges on your record. Background checks typically take 2 weeks to come back.
If you have questions or need more information on any volunteer opportunity, please reach out to Habitat Cape Cod’s Volunteer Services Manager Tara Cronin firstname.lastname@example.org or 508.362.3559 x 16.