There are so many ways to make a difference. Whether you want to swing a hammer, or help with office tasks, feed a hungry crew of volunteers, YOU can help us build community. 

Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Though the vast majority have no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership.

Habitat volunteers contribute more than muscle. Creativity, strategy, and technical skills are among the many invaluable traits volunteers bring to the organization. With a minimal staff, Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana depends upon volunteer committees for support with projects like Family Selection, Family Support, Public Relations, Construction Skills Training, and Volunteer Services.

We invite volunteers to help us build, assist in the office, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization. Time commitments vary; some volunteers dedicate every day of the week to Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana and others spend just a few hours each month working on projects. As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like. All of these positions are a tremendous help that directly or indirectly result in the construction of simple, decent homes.

Volunteer Individually or as a Group

Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana offers volunteer opportunities for you to help with all aspects of home building. We have both construction and non-construction volunteer opportunities available to you. You do not need to be an expert in construction to help out on a work site. There are many tasks that require only a willingness to learn and work with others. On-site construction work is the most popular of Habitat’s volunteer opportunities. We make every effort to incorporate all willing volunteers regardless of skill level. All volunteers on the construction site must be at least 16 years of age or older.

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is fun, fast-paced and fulfilling. Here are some important general tips to keep in mind when preparing for a day volunteering on a Habitat build.

Know you’re in good hands

Usually, we don’t ask our new volunteers to bring anything except a great attitude and a willingness to be flexible.

  • Safety is our number one priority.
  • We discourage jewelry, loose-fitting clothing and items that could contribute to an accident.
  • Wear sturdy close-toed shoes.
  • We stress dressing for the weather, such as sunscreen and a hat in summer.
  • We try to be specific about beginning times, ending times and provisions for lunch. Check with your local contact for specific information.

Be ready to learn and don’t be afraid to ask

You don’t need to have prior construction experience to help with a Habitat build. Just come out with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.

  • Habitat provides the tools and supplies you will need while volunteering.
  • Instruction is provided before you will be asked to complete a task.
  • A site supervisor or construction leader will be onsite to make sure you feel safe and empowered.
  • Speak up if you have questions.
  • Ask for help if you need it!

Get comfortable

No matter your skill level, be willing to work and probably get a little dirty. Remember, you’re truly helping Habitat partner with families for decent, affordable shelter.