Volunteering on a construction site requires no previous experience - we teach all the building skills necessary on-site. We perform almost all tasks with our volunteers excluding foundation, plumbing, electrical, and roofing. We typically run construction every Wednesday through Saturday, with some variations. You are more than welcome to gather a group and schedule a build with friends, faith community, or your job. An ideal-sized group would consist of about 8-12 individuals. If you are not part of a group, but would still like volunteer on a construction site, we reserve every Wednesday and the last Saturday of the month for individual volunteers. Construction work days are typically from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm., and the tasks vary from week to week - anything from framing walls to installing door knobs.
The ReStores, open six days a week (excluding Sundays) in both Independence and Blue Springs, are a perfect volunteer opportunity for individuals who want to be up and moving but who also prefer to be indoors. Our ReStores rely heavily on the help of volunteers to minimize our overhead and maximize the support we provide to our affiliate, which ultimately helps us serve more families in need. The ReStore is a discount home improvement outlet that sells gently used items at discounts of up to 50-75% off retail prices. The tasks at the ReStore include receiving/sorting/cleaning/organizing donated items, customer service, etc. You must be at least 18 to volunteer at the ReStore, although 16-17 year olds are welcomed alongside a responsible adult. We require one adult (21+) per every four minors.
Our Lunch Crew program is a great opportunity for individuals as well as groups. If you chose to participate in the Lunch Crew program, you will be preparing and donating a lunch for our Habitat home-build construction volunteers. If you or your group choses to participate here, you will be named an angel for a reason.
While Habitat is most well-known for the construction volunteer opportunities, our office help is equally as important. If you prefer a quiet office setting, we could definitely use your help! Office tasks can range from stuffing envelopes, answering phones, database entry, research, etc.
Throughout the year, Habitat requires the help of additional volunteers for special events (gala, 5K, purse auction, prayer breakfast, concerts, etc.) If you have a special skill that you are willing to share, we could always use your help! Some examples may include photography, event planning, writing, public speaking, marketing, etc.
Women Build Week:
Opportunities to work on Women Build projects are available to any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that you share.
Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone, and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.
Great volunteers and staff focus on the mission and the needs of Habitat families while creating an environment that fosters growth and regeneration of human and material resources.
Habitat Young Professionals (Truman Heritage HYP)
Truman Heritage Habitat Young Professional (Truman Heritage HYP) is a diverse group of young professionals dedicated to inspiring, dreaming and building better communities in Eastern Jackson County. HYP is about having fun and making personal and professional connections, while helping give a hardworking, low-income family a chance to finally own a home. We are a high-energy, motivated group committed to volunteering, donating and spreading the word about Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity to our friends and colleagues.