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Volunteers are the lifeblood of Habitat for Humanity. We are able to build homes for families in need thanks to volunteers like yourself. Never volunteered before? No problem, you can volunteer at Habitat without having prior experience. If you would like to learn more about how Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County works consider joining us for a Nuts & Bolts Orientation.

If you have already registered as a volunteer, check out current calendar listings.

Want to join our group of regular volunteers? Click on the Weekday Warriors tab below.

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Volunteers are the foundation of Habitat for Humanity! Each year, over 5,000 individuals volunteer to build homes for families in Pinellas County, helping families see their dream of homeownership become a reality.

Age Requirements:
Volunteers 14 and 15 years old can participate on landscaping days and in our stores. Volunteers 16 and 17 years old can participate in any build activity but are not permitted to use power tools.

Volunteer Activites Can Include:

  • Setting trusses
  • Installing soffit and fascia
  • Installing insulation board
  • Installing windows
  • Installing doors and cabinets
  • Installing trim work
  • Landscaping, etc.

Because construction is unpredictable, we ask volunteers to be prepared for any activity. We are unable to inform you of your volunteer activity until a week before your volunteer day. The build schedule can change quickly due to subcontactors, weather and number of volunteers.

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Help us assist customers in one of our two ReStore locations, Palm Harbor or Clearwater.

Volunteer Activities Include:

  • Helping customers load and unload their vehicles when they make purchases or donations of home good items
  • Stocking and organizing shelf items
  • Cleaning
  • Minor home good item repairs such as attaching cabinet doors, etc.

Requirements

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Be capable of heavy lifting but will not be asked to lift more that they can handle
  • Wear proper clothing: No tank tops or clothing with inappropriate themes or language permitted
  • Must wear closed-toed/heeled shoes

Individuals who volunteer with Habitat at least two days per month can be part of Habitat's Weekday Warrior team.

Please email our Volunteer Services Manager, Linzy Wilson, to sign up.

Court ordered individuals and those seeking credit for school/scholarship programs must attend our required volunteer screening to be eligible
to volunteer.

Credit for School/Bright Futures:

Individuals 14 and 15 years old can volunteer at our two ReStore locations. Individuals 16 and over can volunteer at our construction sites. Volunteers must attend a brief volunteer orientation to be issued a required log to track volunteer hours. Orientations are held every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Appointment required. Please click here to make an appointment and to register for your volunteer screening.

Court Ordered/Community Service:

We welcome court ordered volunteers in need of community service hours EXCEPT those with the following charges:

• Crimes against children
• Fighting/violence (unless part of arbitration, first time offenders or diversion)
• Theft (unless part of arbitration, first time offenders or diversion)
• Drug trafficking
• Individuals on the sex offender list

Court ordered volunteers must attend a volunteer screening and bring their proof charge (any paperwork stating their charge or that they are part of arbitration/first time offenders/diversion).
Volunteer screenings are held every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Appointment required. Court ordered volunteers under the age of 16 are not permitted to volunteer. Volunteers 16 and over may only volunteer on the construction sites. Please click here to make an appointment. 

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Girl PowerHouse

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County’s Girl PowerHouse is an effort organized by women and powered by woman volunteers who want to be actively involved with addressing the problem of substandard housing in our Pinellas county
community. Woman volunteers come together from all walks of life to swing hammers and raise the roof to build secure, affordable homes where children and families can thrive. Learn more details on our PowerHouse Fact Sheet or see photos from our Girl PowerHouse build.

Due to tremendous response, all Girl PowerHouse volunteer spots are full for this 8-week build! We are overwhelmed with the enthusiastic response and look forward to broadening volunteer opportunities for next year's build.

If you wish to not build on our construction site, being a sponsor is another option to consider. Review the available sponsorship opportunities or the Girl PowerHouse Kick-Off Event sponsorship levels.

Faith Build

Building on Faith. Each year, faith based communities from around the county come together to build not just a house, but a home for a local family. Last year, with the help of 16 churches, we were able to build the Acevedo home. From putting up the trusses to laying the last piece of sod, this home is built on faith. In addition to volunteering, many of the faith based communities sponsor the home as well.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the 2016 build, please see below.

VOLUNTEER GROUPS. To volunteer as a group, please email our Volunteer Services Manager, Linzy Wilson.

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEERS. Once the home begins construction in March, individual volunteers can sign up online.

FAITH BUILD SPONSORS.To participate in the Faith Build as a home sponsor, please email our V.P. of Development, Angie Croft or contact her at 727-536-4755 ext. 215.

Click here to see photos from our 2015 Faith Build.

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Habitat Young Professionals Pinellas (HYP)

We believe in strengthening common bonds, creating networking opportunity, promoting healthy relationships, and fulfilling community values. We are committed to our relationship with Habitat Pinellas and their effort to address future housing, social and economic needs of our community.

Membership
HYP membership is restricted to individuals who have attained twenty-one (21) years of age. HYP is intended to serve members from 21 to 41 years of age, but no age limit is established.

HYP membership is open to any and all individuals, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or religion, who:

  • Identify themselves as young leaders and/or professionals;
  • Identify themselves as devoted and motivated individuals; and
  • Share in HYP's mission and vision and strive to effect positive change in our community

Benefits

  • Connect: Build relationships with peers from companies and organizations in your local area. Connect with a diverse population of young professionals who live, work and play in the Tampa Bay.
  • Community: Practice charity, become socially active, be supportive of and contribute to economic development and improved quality of life in our community.
  • Cultivate: Leadership opportunities and development of skills and interests. Improve or develop acquaintances, network inspire, motivate and mentor.

Interested in becoming a member? Contact Leah Crowe.

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Habitat’s Collegiate Challenge Spring Build is one of several programs Habitat has to engage youth in Habitat’s work. For the past 25 years, more than 208,000 students have spent their school spring breaks volunteering across the country through this Habitat for Humanity program, donating more than $20 million to Habitat affiliates nationwide.

Each year, Collegiate Challenge takes place over about a six-week period in the spring. For more info on participating in our 2016 Collegiate Challenge, please email our Volunteer Services Manager, Linzy Wilson, or call her at 727-536-4755, ext. 208.

This year's Collegiate Challenge school teams are helping to build for the Celestian family in Largo. Many thanks to our 2016 Collegiate Challenge volunteer teams including: Georgia State University, Ivy Tech Community College, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University and Regis University!

Like our Collegiate Challenge Facebook page to stay up to date on the latest news.

In addition to volunteering to build a home and assist customers in our stores, volunteers can join our events committee to assist with one of our annual fundraising events or even our smaller one-time events. Interested in becoming part of the event team? Please email our Volunteer Services Manager, Linzy Wilson, for more information.

Golfing Fore Habitat

Each second Friday in November, local golfers come together to compete for first place of our Golfing for Habitat tournament, all for a good cause. We need volunteers to help set up, register golfers, serve drinks and more during this daylong event. If interested in assisting with this exciting event, please email our Volunteer Services Manager, Linzy Wilson, for more information. You can also click here for updates on our upcoming tournament.

Blueprint Gala

This annual gala features thematic dining environments created by local designers, each providing a special dining experience for event sponsors and their guests. Proceeds go toward helping Habitat build homes. Please email our Volunteer Services Manager, Linzy Wilson, for more information.

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