With Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, you have the opportunity to make a difference. Volunteers like you transform communities.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat Ventura! Sign up for a volunteer opportunity today!

We are so excited to share with you the different ways you can give back. We have a variety of opportunities for different age groups, skill levels and abilities. Before you sign up, check out which volunteer opportunity is right for you in the descriptions below! If you're ready to volunteer with us click the button below.

We appreciate and are thankful for all our volunteers to take the time to give back.

 

What to know before you go

Have questions before you sign up? Visit our volunteer FAQ page.

Volunteer Opportunities with Habitat Ventura

New Home Construction

Building new homes is what Habitat Ventura is all about! Construction volunteers participate in all stages of building from framing to painting. You have the opportunity to gain construction experience while giving back to your community, no experience required.  Volunteers have helped build over 70 homes in Ventura County. Sign up to help build a Habitat home today.

ReStore

Volunteer at one of our ReStores! You'll join others and make new friends while merchandising, stocking shelves, receiving, pricing inventory, or working at the sales counter. You can support the store that helps build homes today. With locations in Simi Valley and Oxnard, there's plenty of opportunity to give back.

Habitat Home Repair

Help Habitat repair existing homes in Ventura County. Habitat Home Repair offers critical health and safety repair services to low-income homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Work includes painting, landscaping, energy efficiency, windows, bathroom, roofing and minor repair services. Since 2011 volunteers have helped to repair 160 homes in the county.

Special Events & More

Want to volunteer at one of our events or help behind the scenes? We host several events throughout the year to help raise money to build and repair homes for our Habitat families. Our events range from groundbreakings to auctions and they aren't possible without our volunteers or our event team. We need people who love teamwork, organizing, event planning, decorating connecting, marketing, soliciting — you name it!
Stop by one of our event team meetings! Join us every first Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Meetings are held at our office in Oxnard. For more information email mary@habitatventura.org.

Other volunteer opportunities include

Crew Leader

Our construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes leading to better neighborhoods and communities.

 

 

 

 

Volunteer as a site host

Swinging a hammer not for you? There is still a way to participate on the construction site without picking up a tool. Help our construction manager, site supervisors  and crew leaders with preparing the site for volunteers. This includes setting up the table for check-in, lighting cleaning, instructing volunteers to check-in for the day, set up for lunch and on occasionally picking up lunch for volunteers. We want our volunteers to have a warm welcome with someone who is enthusiastic and hard-working.

 

 

 

 

Skilled labor volunteers

We are in need of individuals and contractors who are able to donate their time and talents to help us build more homes! A portion of every Habitat Home Requires the work of skilled or licensed contractors to ensure the safety and quality of the homes we build. Donation of your time and services decreases the cost  of each habitat home significantly.

 

 

 

Volunteer Photographer

Help us capture every moment. Photographers for Habitat Ventura document our activities through photographs both at the build site and at any special events. Habitat Volunteer photographers help ensure pictures are taken for publicity, fundraising, volunteer and donor appreciation as well as other needs as they arise. Pictures tell our stories in very powerful ways and we need your help capturing them. Must have access to their own, dependable digital camera, have some photography background and are able send photos to our Marketing Coordinator within a few days. Contact mary@habitatventura.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Advocacy

Be a part of the change you want to see in Ventura County. We are looking for passionate individuals willing to advocate for our message that everyone deserves a safe, decent place to call home. We advocate for housing policies that drive Habitat Ventura's mission of building and preserving our hard-working communities. Use your voice to join in our efforts to build a better Ventura County. You can do this by joining our Habitat Young Professionals or our Habitat Youth Ambassadors. Contact our Director of Development and Communications, katie@habitatventura.org

 

 

 

 

 

Food Donation

Every day on our construction sites volunteers and future Habitat homeowners gather together to share a meal while building community. Meals for our volunteers and families are an important part of the building process and are greatly appreciated. We are looking for restaurants willing to donate meals to feed our hard-working team. We accept donations directly from local restaurants in the form of catered lunches or gift cards. These meals should be simple, wholesome, and convenient for the workplace. Donating lunch or snacks is a great way to get your name out to the hundreds of volunteers that work with Habitat each year. Donors will be recognized on social media. For more information, contact Katie Norris at  katie@habitatventura.org.