Individual Volunteers

Sign up to volunteer at our four ReStore locations or join our Construction Regular Volunteer Program

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Changes to volunteer opportunities due to Coronavirus Details Here

Building dreams takes lots of behind-the-scenes work from dedicated volunteers. We have a variety of ways that community members can get engaged with us, no tool belt needed. 

ReStore Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of the ReStore, playing a vital role in Habitat’s local homebuilding mission. Day-to-day tasks vary, but may include assisting customers, organizing the store, processing donations, repairing donated items, and more! Register today and our Volunteer Programs Team will contact you to set up your New Volunteer Orientation.

Shifts: 10am-2pm and/or 2pm-6pm, Every Day of the Week

Commitment: We are looking for volunteers who can commit to 2-4+ shifts per month for a minimum of 6 months.

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age, pass a background check, and be and fully vaccinated. Volunteers age 14-15 must be accompanied by a chaperone over the age of 21. Volunteers age 16-17 must have a waiver signed in-person by their parent or guardian.

Current Need: Gresham, Portland, and Vancouver locations. Opportunities also available in Beaverton.

Construction Regular Volunteer Opportunities

Build Sites

Volunteer activities include any and everything it takes to build a home from start to finish. Potential volunteer work includes: framing, siding, painting, laying flooring, hanging doors or windows, trim work, finishing, landscaping, and cleaning. We mean it when we say it – every single task is critical for the success of our mission. 

Shifts: 8:30am-3pm, Days vary by build site

Commitment: We are looking for volunteers who can commit to a minimum of one weekly shift, the same day per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Requirements: Volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, and be fully vaccinated.

Current Need: Hillsboro-area build sites

Home Repair Team

Our Home Repair & Preservation Program helps homeowners with low incomes restore and maintain their homes. Our Home Repair Team is a mobile team of staff and volunteers that goes out into the community to work on home improvement projects.

Shifts: 8:30am-3pm, Weekdays Only >>Commitment: We are looking for volunteers who can commit to working on projects each week as they arise for a minimum of 6 months.

Requirements: Volunteer must be at least 18 years of age, pass a background check, and be fully vaccinated.


Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Attorney 

Supervisor: Loretta Kelly, Lending and Compliance Manager 
Timeframe: Ongoing volunteer commitment, infrequent hours as needed 

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region t is moving to a permanently affordable homeownership model for all its homes starting in 2019. All Habitat homes will be affordable not only to the first homebuyer, but to subsequent buyers in the future. An Affordability Covenant is recorded against each home to assure permanent affordability. Our partner, Proud Ground will manage the resale of the homes. 

Habitat believes that it is important for homebuyers to review the affordability documents with a “disinterested third party” who is able to answer questions about the documents. Habitat is looking for attorneys who will review the Affordability Covenant, along with the Warranty Deed and the Trust Deed with the homebuyers. 

Generally, this meeting will last approximately 90 minutes. Some Habitat homebuyers do not speak English. Habitat/Proud Ground will provide an interpreter for those homebuyers that request one. Interpretation services may add 15 minutes to this timeframe. 

Habitat and Proud Ground staff will provide an overview of the documents and answer any questions for the attorneys before any meetings with homebuyers. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Review permanent affordability documents, typically an affordability covenant, warranty deed and trust deed, with homebuyers 
  • Answer homebuyer questions about the affordability documents 
  • Sign review document stating that you reviewed the documents with the homebuyers 

Required: 

  • Familiarity with Oregon Real Estate and Condominium law 
  • Willingness to work with first time homebuyers 
  • Willingness to work with homebuyers needing interpreters 
  • Ongoing volunteer commitment, partnership of one year or more 

Please submit a statement regarding why you are interested in volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and your resume with related experience to Loretta Kelly at loretta.kelly@habitatportlandregion.org with “Volunteer Attorney” in the subject, or call 503.287.9529 x 34 with questions. 


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