Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Building a Community

Thank you so much for your desire to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, OH! We would love to have you join us. At Habitat, we do more than build houses... we build community.

Safety First

Habitat recognizes that part of making a great volunteer experience is promoting an atmosphere of safety. At the beginning of every volunteer shift we have a “Safety Talk”, where the site leader will review specific safety issues and hazards to look out for. Safety issues change day to day, and Habitat for Humanity will provide any needed personal protective equipment.

Some common topics within the Safety Talk:

  • Safety glasses are required
  • Practice ladder safety
  • Team Lift any heavy material
  • Stay hydrated
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Hard hats are required when there is overhead work
  • Utilize a Controlled Access Zone when appropriate


Enjoy working with your hands? Our construction projects offer the “experienced and inexperienced” volunteer an opportunity to leave a lasting impression within the community. Year round we have various construction projects that offer you a sense of pride and accomplishment.


The Habitat ReStore provides a volunteer with a wide variety of opportunities. The household products range from construction materials, appliances, furniture, hardware, paint, lighting and plumbing.


Every non-profit needs a steady funding stream to provide the community with it’s products and services. Your interest or knowledge of the philanthropist, organizations, businesses and community leaders gives you unique insight in helping our fundraising efforts.

Church Relations

Working with churches is an important principal of our mission. The relationship between our organization and the church is essential. Are you involved with the outreach ministries of your church? This is a perfect opportunity for you!

Family Support

Working with, and being an advocate for approved Habitat Partner Families enables them to approach their “new” role as a homeowner with confidence and enthusiasm. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to — as a volunteer, YOU become that someone.

Family Selection

Selection of the family is a critical part of assuring a “successful” Habitat Partner Family. You’ll find it a rewarding experience to see a deserving family reach their full growth potential in acquiring a home. A place where they feel safe, secure and can provide the atmosphere for educational and social interaction.


Volunteers with financial, cash flow, mortgage and real estate experience have an opportunity to ensure that the affiliate takes the long-view of its role within the community.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Troy Foundation
  • Duke Foundation
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Airstream
  • DP&L Foundation