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With the help of thousands of volunteers from every skill level and background, we have provided over 400 families with a hand-up into home ownership! In fact, in 2014, over 5,000 people (volunteers and partner families) contributed 14,800 volunteer shifts - that's nearly 95,000 hours!

You can help us continue our progress by volunteering your time at one of our current build projects or in our ReStores. Our build sites are open Tuesday to Saturday from January until mid-December (excluding holidays) and our Edmonton ReStores are open 9-5 Monday to Saturday.

About

  • Individuals and groups welcome!
  • All skill levels are welcome! Beginners to trades people!
  • All safety equipment and tools are provided by Habitat for Humanity.
  • Our minimum commitment is one shift.
  • *NEW* Changes that affect our Youth Volunteers (16 or 17 years old): All youth are now required to be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian for every volunteer shiftAll youth must sign up for shifts directly through our Volunteer Coordinator and not online.  Youth shift sign up: please contact Joanne: (780) 451-3416 x 222 | jdejong@hfh.org
  • Construction shifts are 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays.
  • ReStore shifts are 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Mondays through Saturdays.

You need to know

Volunteers must have the following abilities to work on our construction sites or in our ReStores:

  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and apply new skills to different situations
  • Follow the instructions of our Site Supervisor independently
  • Ability to climb stairs comfortably 
  • Adequate vision to do detailed work 
  • Use of conversational English
  • Ability to lift and carry at least 15 pounds

Where we're building

We are currently recruiting volunteers across northern Alberta. View our Where We Build page to see exactly where!

We also have exciting volunteer opportunities in our ReStores, our retail outlets that sell new and gently-used building materials and home improvement items to fund Habitat's administration costs.

Adopt a Day Program

Habitat's Adopt-a-Day program is an excellent way to get out of the office for fresh air, exercise and to build bonds with coworkers, friends or family. Read more...

Group Volunteering

Volunteering alongside friends and family can be such a rewarding experience. Why not gather a group to help build homes for families in need? Read more...

Volunteer Information Night

Volunteer Information Night is a great opportunity for those who are registered as a volunteer and would like more information before taking the next step. This night is also for those who would like to do more, but are not sure what opportunities are available. Everyone is welcome! Read more...

Basic Tool Training Sessions

Several times per month, we host a tool training and information session for volunteers who would like to gain some basic knowledge of tools and learn more about how the Habitat program works! Basic Tool Training Session

 On Tap Volunteer program

On Tap is a volunteer program designed for busy volunteers who need to schedule shifts with very short notice. If you would like to volunteer, but struggle to commit to a shift until the last minute, this may be a good fit for you. Read more...  

 ReStore

There is a great opportunity for volunteers to use their skills in our social enterprise, ReStore! We run three in Edmonton and are constantly in need of volunteers to help in a variety of ways. Read more...

 Habitat Edmonton's Alberta Build

Join a volunteer team to build homes in Slave Lake this summer!

Habitat for Humanity and our Slave Lake committee will host build teams in Slave Lake throughout the summer. Join us for one week between July 5th and August 22nd. Enjoy construction, free time, R&R, and plenty of camaraderie!

Download our information package below!

Albert Build Info Package 2015 (85.0 KB)

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Volunteer with us!

Register to Volunteer Volunteer Login

You can sign up right here! Once registered, you'll be able to schedule yourself for volunteer shifts online! If you are between the ages of 16-18, please call (780) 451-3416 to register.

Current Opportunities

Please view our Where We Build page to view our different volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Coordinators

Kim Dedeugd

Joanne De Jong

Vilija Batten

Lise Schiltroth

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