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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.

Volunteering with Habitat Cape Cod is a great way to make friends, stay active and learn new skills while helping others.

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. 

If construction isn't for you, we have other volunteer opportunities that will benefit our organization and its cause.

Please keep reading 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. 

If you'd like to be notified of an upcoming volunteer opportunity email Tara@habitatcapecod.org and ask to be added to the enews or call 508-362-3559 x 16. 

Construction Opportunities

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.

In spring of 2019 we finished and sold 4 homes in Marstons Mills and 1 home in Dennis, and in the next few weeks, we are working to finish 2 additional new homes in Dennis.  Our next round of homes will be 8 in Brewster, 2 in Wellfleet and 1 in Mashpee. We plan to be raising walls on these 11 homes late summer through early fall of 2019. 

***We are working on a new website for volunteers sign ups. You will be able to sign up to build a home, help at a ReStore or at an event, bring snacks to the sites and more all in one spot. The new site should launch in late July.  If you are a new volunteer email Tara@habitatcapecod.org to be notified when the site goes live.*** 

Volunteer Video of a Typical Day on a Site

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 (CORI/SORI) 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. 

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 town dumps.   

The ReStores 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).

Stop by 28 Whites Path in South Yarmouth and ask for manager Austen Rumberger or stop by 805 Gifford Street in Falmouth and see manager Peter Small to join the ReStore volunteer team.

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. 

If you have questions or need more information, please reach out to Habitat Cape Cod’s Volunteer Services Manager Tara Cronin tara@habitatcapecod.org or 508.362.3559 x 16.