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. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
Working with your group in a Habitat setting is a great way to build camaraderie. All skill levels welcome! While priority scheduling goes to the underwriters of the home, other groups are scheduled as space allows. We also have occasional non-construction projects for groups.
Volunteers participate in construction generally Tuesday-Saturday, and no experience is necessary. You can get involved on a regular basis and become a volunteer leader or get involved as your schedule allows. Last Saturday of every month is reserved for individual volunteers not affiliated with any groups who come and volunteer on our construction projects.
Build Site Age Restrictions:
Youth age 16-17 may perform general construction work on the site including painting and landscaping; however, they may not participate in hazardous construction, such as: demolition, roofing, excavating, working from a height of six feet or more and the use of power tools and motor vehicles. Youth age 16-17 must be supervised by responsible adults at a ratio of not less than one adult over the age of 21 for every four youth.
Our ReStores, open six days a week in Independence and Blue Springs, provides a great volunteer opportunity for those who would like to be up and moving but not outdoors. The ReStore is a retail home improvement outlet store that stocks gently used home decorating and improvement products at discounts of 50-75% off retail prices. Volunteers assist with all aspects of retail operations, with the exception of check out. All shift volunteers must be at least 18. Youth age 16-17 must be supervised by responsible adults at a ratio of not less than one adult, over the age of 21, for every four youth. Opportunities for younger age groups may be made available upon approval by the ReStore Director.
While Habitat is most well known for volunteer-built homes, volunteers in the office play just as important a role. For those who would prefer an office environment, we need your help! Administrative volunteer opportunities can range from stuffing envelopes and database entry to specialized projects and answering the phone. The offices offer flexible scheduling opportunities generally Tuesday-Friday.
Throughout the year, Truman Heritage Habitat requires the help of skilled volunteers to work on non-construction projects. Special projects and committees are great for those who have a special skill they can share. Some examples are photography, event planning, creative writing, public speaking, and faith relations.
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.