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.

Opportunities

Contact

Jury Paulson

jpaulson@habitatcollier.org

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Jobsite Construction

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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?

Whether you’re 18 or 80, we guarantee there is a role for you if you’re looking to give your time on a Habitat job site. We have jobs for everyone, 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 volunteer.

Division of Labor

Traditionally, we separate our job site 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?

Do what’s comfortable for you— whether that’s shorts and sneakers or jeans and steel-toed boots. We just ask that you wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.


Pro-tips

  1. Don’t leave home without it: sunscreen and bug spray could make or break your volunteer day!
  2. Accessorize: think hats, bandanas, and sunglasses.
  3. Check the weather: Will it rain? How hot will it be?

Naples Construction

Monday – Saturday
7:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Current Jobsites:

Immokalee Construction

Monday-Thursday & Saturday
7:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Current Jobsite: