Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities
DC Habitat always needs volunteers who are willing to assist with administrative tasks in our office, such as helping with mailings, database updates and other organizational support. Opportunities are available Monday – Friday. Responsibilities and tasks include regular office tasks, small ongoing projects, data entry and filing, and other administrative support as needed.
- Support for DC Habitat’s mission
- Willingness to learn and a spirit of service
- Commitment to completion of quality work and attention to detail
- Experience and ability to communicate clearly on the phone
- Pleasant demeanor and comfort interacting with the public
- Comfort, skill, and accuracy when using basic computer functions
- Available 4 to 8 hours/week between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, consistently for at least 3 months
- Willingness to complete a background check and sign a confidentiality agreement
Interested in becoming an office volunteer?
Lunch crews are an important part of the building process and are greatly appreciated by our volunteers and construction staff. Lunch crews provide food, beverages and utensils/plates/paper products for approximately 20 to 30 volunteers on scheduled build days. It’s a great way to say “thank you” to the individuals who work in all types of weather to build homes for deserving DC families. These meals should be simple, wholesome, and convenient for the workplace.
- Sandwiches or wraps
- Hot dogs & hamburgers
- Chicken & potatoes
- Tacos or burritos
- Please NO foods that can easily spoil
- Please include a vegetarian option
All lunches should be served with a beverage and a snack. In addition, lunch crews should provide plates, forks, napkins, etc. that are required as we do not have these items on site. Basic rules for food hygiene must be observed. Menu items that contain eggs, mayonnaise and/or any dairy product should be kept cold before serving to prevent the growth of bacteria. Likewise, hot foods should be served hot. Electricity can be secured on site, but serving conditions are very basic.
Interested in becoming a lunch donor? Please contact our Volunteer Services Manager, PK Drago, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth United DC is an exciting initiative that invites youth volunteers to work together to help support DC Habitat build affordable homes. Run by the volunteers, Youth United acts as a lunch crew for construction volunteers and conducts fundraising events to benefit DC Habitat. Targeting young and enthusiastic volunteers too young to build on site, Youth United develops leadership skills and engages youth in positive service experiences.
- It will benefit your community.
— Young people energized by community service will become dynamic community members and leaders. Habitat for Humanity projects can unify diverse racial, political, sectarian and ethnic groups, and build lasting relationships that strengthen individuals and communities.
- It will benefit each young person involved.
— Working with Habitat for Humanity is a great way for young people to put their energy and commitment to good use and realize that they can make a tangible difference in the lives of others.
- It will benefit a local family currently living in poverty housing.
— Thanks to this new group of Habitat volunteers, another family in your community will enjoy the blessings of a simple, decent home.
If you are 18 or under and wish to join Youth United DC for a meaningful volunteering experience, please contact Anjna Nair (President) at email@example.com