Volunteer Information

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” 

– Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteers are the heart and backbone of Habitat!

Time and time again, our community has demonstrated its generosity through countless hours of volunteer work. Through this collective effort families have been able to move into their very own homes. Thank you to everyone who has helped us build homes, communities and hope for families in need of a safe place to call home! 

Construction Volunteer Opportunities

We build and repair homes throughout Emmet and Charlevoix Counties.

We are currently building a home in Alanson and two homes in Boyne City. We plan to begin work at a new site in Oden this July, and we will be renovating a home on Luce street and building a new home on a donated piece of property.

Construction usually takes place Monday-Saturday from 9 am-3 pm. When multiple projects are happening at the same time, our schedule may vary from 2-3 days a week per jobsite. Schedules are weather dependent.

Minors who are interested in volunteering on the construction site are welcome to help with projects such as painting, landscaping, and other age-appropriate projects as they come up. For information on how minors can get signed up please call Gina Stegehuis at 231-348-6926 ext. 103 or email her at Gina@northwestmihabitat.org.

ReStore Volunteer Opportunties

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is the store that builds homes!


The ReStore is a home improvement outlet and thrift shop open to the public. Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity's ReStore recycles and sells overstocked, discontinued, new, used, and donated building materials, household furniture and furnishings, tools, appliances, antiques, collectibles, and more!  Since 2007, generous donations and ReStore shoppers have funded the build of over 20 safe and affordable homes for families in need in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties.


Volunteers are always needed to help greet customers, load and unload donations received, organize the warehouse and help with donation pick-ups.​

Other Volunteer Opportunities 

Committees- At Habitat, our committees provide support to each department. We are always seeking more volunteers from our local communities to serve on a committee and contribute fresh ideas to our organization. Our committees are as follows:​

  • Construction Committee

  • Event Committee

  • ReStore Committee

  • Fund Development


Lunch Provider- Volunteers are needed to help provide lunch for a wide range of volunteer opportunities from a group in our ReStore to a group on a jobsite. Volunteer groups can range from 6 volunteers to sometimes 20.  Breakfast and snacks are helpful on the jobsite too!

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Contact Us:

Administrative Office

1840 M 119, Petoskey, MI 49770


Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM- 5: PM

Closed Sunday

Tel: 231-347-8440 |  Fax: 231-348-6180

Address: 1840 M 119, Petoskey, MI 49770


Hours: By Appointment Only

Tel: 231-348-6926 |  Fax: 231-348-6180