Have you logged your volunteer hours?
Volunteers: please log your hours by signing in and out at the building sites with the construction supervisor and at the ReStore, and on the sheets provided for office volunteers and Board and committee members at the Habitat office.
Habitat Choptank volunteers contributed 24,772 hours in FY12!
Volunteerism is the cornerstone of the Habitat program
Habitat volunteers give their time and talents supporting all areas of the organization, from construction and working in our ReStore, to qualifying future home buyers and producing fundraising events. While construction is the most visible part of Habitat's volunteer program, successfully delivering on our mission requires help in many other ways. Whatever your skill, there is a place for you in our volunteer corps!
Volunteer Orientation Sessions take place monthly in our Trappe office and at the ReStore. New volunteers are required to attend an orientation before getting involved. Attendees will be asked to complete our adult waiver or minor waiver (youth ages 16-17).
CLICK HERE for upcoming orientation dates.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer in Construction
All tasks on our construction sites are supervised and Habitat provides the basic tools. On any given shift Tuesday - Saturday, you may learn how to frame a wall, install flooring, hang siding, or paint a room. No previous construction experienced is required. For volunteer groups, advance scheduling is required so that we can plan to have work for everyone. Groups of up to 8 volunteers are ideal. Larger groups can be accomodated but require advance scheduling to ensure that there is work for everyone and appropriate construction supervision.
You've made an important decision to volunteer with Habitat. Be a well educated volunteer when you arrive on site. Take a moment to complete the free online volunteer safety training. (click on the 'begin now' link and follow the instrutions which includes an access code)
Work in the ReStore
The ReStore accepts donated construction materials and household items for resale at discounted prices. All proceeds go toward building more Habitat homes in Dorchester and Talbot Counties. Volunteers assist customers, stock materials on the floor, merchandise the inventory, and support the retail operation in many other ways.
Support the Home Ownership Process
Habitat home ownership applicants are accepted year round so the process of recruiting, qualifying and educating partner families is ongoing. Volunteers help Habitat Choptank staff review applications and interview applicants to determine their need for housing. Volunteers also mentor the future home buyers helping them develop long-term life and professional skills.
Extra Hands in the Office and with Special Projects
Office volunteers enter data, answer phones, and tackle special administrative projects all toward helping Habitat deliver on its mission.
The Founders Award honors the Habitat Choptank volunteer of the year for
2005 - Peggy Neviaser
2006 - Franklin Hawkins
2007 - Anne Croker
2008 - Jackalyn Noller
2009 - Miles Circo
2010 - Doug Collison
2011 - Kim Cassady
2012 - Dick Deerin
Habitat for Humanity Choptank