Volunteer

 Grow. Inspire. Volunteer. Enjoy.

RESTORE VOLUNTEER & Locations
Griffith 6114 W Ridge Rd (Next to Menards) hours of operation Tuesday – Saturday 9 – 5

Merrillville 3823 E Lincoln Hwy (East of the Southlake Mall, South side of Hwy 30) Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6 and Saturday 9 – 5

Do you like hanging out at your local hardware store? Are you interested in customer service? Are you looking for a way to complete student volunteer hours? Join our ReStores that sell new and gently-used renovation and household materials. Volunteers help prepare merchandise for resale, receive donations, and customer service. One time orientations are scheduled before your first volunteer shift and lasts up to 15 minutes. We suggest volunteering for 2 or 4 hour shifts. Please indicate if you would like to be volunteer on a regular weekly or biweekly basis.  Sign up online today.

Volunteers at the ReStore can expect to:

  • Be given an orientation
  • Have a complete understanding of volunteer expectations
  • Be given direct instructions on ReStore tasks and responsibilities by supervisor
  • Receive a lunch break if you are committed to a full day shift
  • Receive a “thank you” card to all first time volunteers
GROUP VOLUNTEERING
What better way to learn the value of team building, co-operation and leadership than by working with your co-workers and peers volunteering. For more information, contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

ALL Volunteers can expect to:

    • Be greeted when they arrive at their volunteer location and feel welcomed
    • Be informed about the history of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana
    • Have an increased sense of purpose, understanding that they are helping give back to their communities
    • Offered a safe and positive work environment
    • Work with a manager that is fully prepared for the work day
    • Be given thorough instructions on projects and responsibilities
  • Be treated with respect
  • Be informed on upcoming projects and other volunteer opportunities
  • Be appreciated for their hours of service
  • Understand fully how Habitat depends on volunteers to accomplish projects and tasks
  • Be introduced to staff and other volunteers
  • Be provided with essential safety instructions
CONSTRUCTION & BUILD SITE VOLUNTEER
Our homes are built almost entirely by volunteers, both skilled and unskilled. Whether you are a contractor or have never picked up a hammer in your life, we need your help. We have several construction sites across the Lake County area. All the equipment and safety gear you need for the day is provided and no previous experience is necessary. Our construction days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please indicate if you would like to come out for a 1 time experience or if you would like to be involved regularly and receive our weekly updates. Sign up online today.

Volunteers at a construction site can expect to:

  • Be given a name badge
  • Have prayer in the beginning of the day
  • Be given directions to the bathroom
  • Be equipped with safety goggles and other safety equipment
  • Receive any additional training necessary for the project
  • Receive information about the partner family
  • Receive information (via-email) the “week of” pertaining to projects
  • Receive lunch
  • Be sent a “thank you” card to first time volunteers
  • Receive an invitation to the home dedication

Pictures of our wonderful volunteers

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