Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

What if the work involves things I am unable or unwilling to do?

We don’t want any Habitat volunteer to do work that might be outside their comfort level or ability. Please let a staff person know if there are tasks you can’t do and we will provide an appropriate alternative. Every helping hand can make a difference, regardless of the task.

What sort of work do office volunteers do?

Our volunteers can do a variety of jobs depending on what they are interested in and what is needed. Most office volunteers work at our reception desk, answering phones, entering data, and helping us with projects around the office.

Do I need office work experience?

Nope! In fact, our office is a great place to learn job skills such as data entry and using a multi-line phone system. Our staff members can provide direction, ensure work is being done correctly and safely, answer questions, and help you have a productive and meaningful experience.

Who can volunteer in the office?

Anyone over 16 (kids over 14 can volunteer alongside a parent) First time volunteers must complete a liability waiver, criminal background check and a brief orientation and safety training. We welcome everybody, regardless of ability, gender, religion or political views.

What should I wear?

Work clothing that’s casual but appropriate for working with the public. Avoid wearing clothes that you wouldn’t want to get dirty. Wear long pants and comfortable, sturdy shoes. Please do not wear sandals, flip-flops, or any kind of open-toed shoes. Please do not wear clothing with any inappropriate words or pictures.

Where do I go?

Our store is located at 1825 Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham. If you need directions or have any questions, please call our office at 360.715.9170 or email us at volunteer@hfhwhatcom.org.

When/how often are volunteers needed in the store?

Our store is open from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We also accept donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. Volunteers are needed during all business hours. While we love to have volunteers who can commit to working on a regular …

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If I’ve never volunteered with Habitat before, how do I get started?

Please visit our VolunteerHub page and create an account with us. Once your account is made, our Volunteer Coordinator, Shelly, will conduct a a criminal background check and invite you to sign up up for your first volunteer shift! For any questions, please call our office at 360.715.9170 ext. 1016 or email Shelly at volunteer@hfhwhatcom.org.

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