Volunteer with Habitat Collier

Within the mission and ministry of Habitat for Humanity there is a place for everyone to share their time, talents and treasure. Some volunteers pound nails or use a paintbrush, others participate in family selection or work in our ReStores. Each person is vital to our mission of eliminating poverty housing in Collier County.

Read on for more information about volunteering on our jobsite, or if you’re interested in non-building opportunities, please reach out to our Director of Volunteers.

 

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Sign up and learn about Habitat’s job opportunities on the construction site.

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Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has worked in partnership with the community since 1978 to offer families an all-important hand up.

We are building in both Immokalee and Naples, and while we can use the help in both locations, there is a tremendous need in Immokalee. We encourage all people to make a trip out to Immokalee to create significant change and positive impact in this rural community.

What Work Can I Do?

We guarantee that you’re not too old, clumsy, out of shape, or whatever excuse you, your friends or loved ones may find to keep you from volunteering on the Habitat for Humanity job site.

We have different jobs for different people, and we plan to get you involved in the job that maximizes your abilities and creates the most positive situation for both you and our construction efforts.

Don’t like painting? You don’t have to paint! Too scared to get up on a ladder? You don’t have to go up on a ladder! Have carpentry experience and want to help do carpentry? Perfect! Have no experience at all? Even better! We will teach you everything you need to know to turn you into the perfect Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Division of Labor

Traditionally, we separate our volunteers and construction staff into three groups: Framers, Siders and Painters.

FRAMERS

Framers frame the houses, put the roofs on, and generally handle the preliminary aspects of construction and heavy-lifting as walls go up. This is the most intense physical labor available on the job site.

SIDERS

Siders put up siding and soffits, blue boards and install windows. While framing is the most intensive volunteer job, this is a moderate one that involves all the tasks in between the beginning and end phases of construction.

PAINTERS

Painters paint. They also tackle all of the remaining tasks that need to be done to finish a home, including caulking and laying vinyl floor tiles. This is the lightest (but just as rewarding) level of physical work on the job site.

But What Do I Wear?

Most wear sneakers, shorts, a tee-shirt, a bandana to wipe off their face, a baseball cap, and sunglasses when working out on the construction site.

Do what’s comfortable for you— if that’s jeans and steel-toed boots, that’s fine too!

Southwest Florida is known for having mosquitoes. If you are prone to mosquito bites, then please bring/use repellent. Prone to sunburn? Make plans to bring/wear sunscreen. 

If it’s cold outside, pants and a sweater or jacket are perfectly acceptable. If it’s raining, a poncho or umbrella may be useful.

Naples Construction

Naples work days are Tuesday through Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Through early 2020, we will be building multifamily units in our newest community, Dockside. Located in East Naples, about ½ mile south of the US41 and Collier Blvd intersection, Dockside will be home to 44 families. We also have a smaller number of sites in Naples Manor, Golden Gate Estates and Golden Gate City.
Please refer to VolunteerHub to view and register for build days.
We always need people with advanced skillsets in cabinetry, trim work, and other specialty carpentry skills. Members of our advanced carpentry volunteer corps work independently on special projects throughout both

Immokalee Construction

Construction is ongoing in Faith Landing. In Immokalee, work is happening Monday through Thursday and on Saturday from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (On Sunday and Friday, the Immokalee work sites are closed.)

Work is ongoing in a static location within the community of Esperanza. The job site is located approximately at 2380 Esperanza Way, Immokalee, FL 34142. It can take as little as 45 minutes to get to Immokalee from Naples. Don’t be afraid. Make the trip. It’ll make a world of difference to the deserving families who are depending on Habitat for Humanity for a safe, decent place to call home.

Our Director of Construction in Immokalee is Michael Solorzano. If there is a mix up, confusion, or you get lost, feel free to give him a call at (239) 248-0906.