Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity. 

At Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, we build—but, swinging a hammer is not a requirement for volunteering. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us in our mission to make affordable housing a reality for hard-working families in east central Ohio. Whatever your experience, stage of life, skill-set, or passion, there is a place for you here.

To volunteer with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, please take a moment to help us get to know you. Complete our volunteer application today.

Happy volunteer on worksite

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity today, help change a family’s tomorrow.

Be a Construction Volunteer

While home construction and renovation isn’t the only way to serve at Habitat, it is a big part of what we do. Volunteering on a Habitat worksite is perfect for those who want to get their hands dirty—and it’s great for team-building, too!

Volunteer at ReStore

ReStore is a key part of how Habitat builds and renovates homes with families and individuals who need decent, affordable housing. ReStore is perfect for those who enjoy being creative with retail and helpful to customers. Volunteer at ReStore today.

Something for Everyone

There is no shortage of volunteer opportunities at Habitat, so whatever your passion and skill set, you can join us in impacting communities. Read on to learn about some of the ways you can make a big difference—no experience required.

Build and improve homes, and help families build and improve their futures.

When you volunteer in construction, you’ll witness changes in the house, the surrounding neighborhood, and within yourself. If that sounds like a great way to spend a day (or two, or three), we’d love to talk with you about how to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio.

We welcome individual volunteers, as well as groups of all kinds. Spending a day or even a few hours helping others can be a great team-building activity for a group from your workplace, church, family, club, or civic organization. And volunteering isn’t just beneficial for others—it turns out, it’s pretty healthy for you too. Who knew?

And volunteering with Habitat for Humanity extends well beyond construction. It’s not just about nails and wood, but about the bonds created and the community spirit fostered. Each volunteer contributes unique skills and perspectives, enriching our diverse and dynamic team. Whether you’re an expert craftsman or new to construction, your efforts help in crafting not just homes, but also hope. Join us in making a tangible difference, one where the results are not only visible but also deeply felt, in the heart of the community and within yourself.

Habitat Worksite Volunteer
Habitat Worksite Volunteer
Habitat Worksite Volunteer
Habitat Worksite Volunteer

Family Support

Family support volunteers work directly with future homeowners, helping them in a variety of ways throughout their journey.


Volunteers keep our resale store running smoothly to help fund the Habitat ministry. Learn more on the Habitat for Humanity ReStore website.


Hospitality volunteers provide snacks or lunches for our construction sites, as well as dedications and other special events.

Office Support

Office support volunteers help keep the Habitat ministry running smoothly by assisting with filing, bulk mailings, and special events.

Make a lasting difference in your community, no hammer required.

If you’re eager to help at Habitat for Humanity but would rather not swing a hammer, we want you to know that there are still many places you can invest and more opportunities to serve—all of them vitally important to providing safe, stable housing for those who need it.

Here are just a few of the opportunities to serve and invest in a brighter future for local families – but talk with us if you’re unsure how you might be able to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio. If you’re ready to begin, click below to open and complete our online Volunteer Profile.

Have a question or want to get your group involved?


Whatever your skill set, stage of life, or passion, there is a place for you.


Build the foundation of a family's future with a gift of any size.

Own a Home

Every one of us deserves a decent and affordable place to call home.


Donate and shop for home goods at the store that builds homes.

Photo © Gregg Pachkowski/Habitat for Humanity International