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Join the Heart & Soul of Habitat RFV

Volunteer opportunities now available in our ReStore

By volunteering with Habitat for Humanity RFV, you are helping us to build affordable homes with the people who make up the fabric of our communities — from our teachers, first responders, and frontline workers to hospitality staff and small business owners. Over the past 22 years, community members have contributed over 5,000 hours of labor to each of the homes we’ve built and logged hundreds of hours in our ReStore. Habitat RFV can only do the work we do with your help, so please become a Difference Maker by signing up to volunteer today!

Volunteer at our ReStore

Many people don’t know this, but our Habitat for Humanity RFV ReStore is the economic engine of our organization. The proceeds from our ReStore allow us to direct 100% of financial donations to our homebuilding fund and pay a living wage, including benefits, to our hardworking ReStore staff. For more about our ReStore, click here. 


No retail experience is required to volunteer in our store, just a desire to have some fun with our team and help serve our valued guests.


Short- and long-term volunteer opportunities are available. Volunteer opportunities are open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.


To volunteer at the ReStore, please call the ReStore at 

(970) 945-9138 and select option 5 when prompted. 

Come build with us — no experience necessary!

We are so excited to be welcoming volunteers back to our build site! Volunteer opportunities are now available at Wapiti Commons in Rifle, Colorado. 


If you are looking to spend your day building affordable homes for essential members of our community, this is the place for you! Our experienced build team looks forward to helping you learn new skills and take on new challenges. There is no experience required; just an open mind and willingness to work!

Bring your team for a fun day on our build site

There is nothing more rewarding than a team building day on our construction site. You'll not only help build a stronger future for the families we serve, you’ll also have a great day outside building community with your co-workers.   


Team Building Group Guidelines

  • A full team build volunteer day starts at 9am and ends at 3pm.

  • Team build days are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis and can fill up quickly, especially during the spring and summer.

  • All volunteers in your group must be 18 or older (16 and 17-year-olds can build if a parent is present).

Please contact Director of Community Outreach, Carolyn Meadowcroft at (970) 379-4880 or Volunteer@HabitatRoaringFork.org about bringing your team to the ReStore or getting a date set up this fall.


FAQ

Are you accepting volunteers on the build site? 
We are now excepting volunteers at our Wapiti Commons build site in Rifle, CO. We look forward to welcoming volunteers to the build site again. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we can only make the impact we do with the help of our volunteers. See you on the build site!
Do I need to have construction experience to volunteer on the build site? 

There is no experience required. Our staff is trained to be able to teach all of skills you will need to know. We ask that you come with an open mind, ready to learn. Our build sites are a judgement-free zone; do not be afraid to ask questions! 

What should I expect when volunteering at the build site?

  • Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

  • Our job site volunteer coordinator will walk you through safety training when you arrive. 

  • Please bring lunch and a water bottle.

  • We provide all tools and safety equipment, including gloves.

  • All volunteers will be asked to sign a volunteer waiver before they can work on any tasks. 

  • Sometimes our photographer comes out to take photos, so you may be featured in our social media or marketing materials. If this is a problem for you, please let us know.

What should I expect when volunteering at the ReStore?

There are ReStore volunteer opportunities Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 3:30pm. Our ReStore volunteers participate in various activities such as moving furniture and rugs, cleaning, organizing, unloading/loading trucks, and greeting customers to name a few. We ask that you come with an open mind, ready to work hard and have a fun day with our amazing ReStore team. 

How old do you have to be to volunteer on the build site?

Youth who are 16-17 must have a parent fill out a waiver before they work on the build site. They also must have a parent present during their time on the build site. However, due to safety concerns, volunteers under 16 are not allowed on the construction site during active construction. (To learn more about youth volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteer coordinator—see contact information below.)

Can I complete my court ordered community service with Habitat for Humanity?

Yes, if you have to complete court-ordered community service you can complete those hours in our ReStore. No skills required.


To complete your required hours, please contact LeAnna Atkinson at (970) 618-1690.

Is lunch provided while volunteering?

No, lunch is not provided for individual volunteers. We encourage you to pack a sack lunch to eat with the team and other volunteers. If you are scheduling a team build day please contact Carolyn at (970) 379-4880

If you have questions, please contact Carolyn Meadowcroft at Volunteer@HabitatRoaringFork.org or (970) 379-4880.

Help us build affordable homes with the people we need in our community

Families who partner with us build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.