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Become a Volunteer

The Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need. Volunteers can choose to work in the following locations:
  • ReStore Savannah-1900 East Victory Drive
  • Habitat Savannah construction site
  • Habitat Savannah offices-1106 East 70th Street
Volunteering at ReStore Savannah

We welcome individuals or groups to volunteer their time at Habitat Savannah's ReStore. Volunteers work a typical day from 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. You can assist the ReStore by preparing product, stocking shelves, assisting customers, and going on pick ups throughout the community. Volunteers must be 16 years or older. We encourage businesses, schools and other civic groups to volunteer at the ReStore. To volunteer at the ReStore, contact the ReStore Manager, Charles Austin, restoresavannah@gmail.com or 912-655-3416.



Volunteering on a Habitat Savannah Construction Site

Volunteers are critical to the construction of Habitat Savannah homes. Without volunteers to raise walls and hammer nails, we would not be able to offer homes at reasonable rates to our homeowners. In addition to learning practical building skills, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the family who will live in the house helping them realize the dream of homeownership.

Construction site volunteers do not need to have any prior building experience. Men and women aged 18 years and older and encouraged to volunteer at our sites on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Retirees, college students, active and reservist duty military personnel, and those with a passion for hands-on community service are needed. Our sites are managed and supervised by Construction Supervisor, Bruce Bissett. For what to expect while working on the site, please review our Volunteer Guidelines. Individuals and groups are encouraged to book well in advance as dates book quickly, by completing our Volunteer Application or by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitatsavannah.org or 912-353-8122.



Habitat Savannah has many opportunities to host groups of college students from other parts of the country who would like to work on our houses. The greatest obstacle to hosting these groups is housing. If you or your church would be willing to host a group of students for a Habitat project, please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@habitatsavannah.org.

Volunteering at Habitat Savannah Offices

Periodically throughout the year, there is a need for additional administrative support at the Habitat Savannah offices. Volunteers can assist with vital office tasks such as stuffing envelopes, working at special events, preparing bags for our annual golf tournament, or cutting our grass. Whether it's one hour or two, your time given to us is greatly appreciated. To volunteer at the Habitat Savannah offices, please contact our volunteer@habitatsavannah.org or 912-353-8122.


COMMITTEES
Family Selection:

The Family Selection Committee works to carry out the board's vision by defining for the community the population in need of decent, affordable housing, and by developing processes and policies for selecting those in greatest need. Once the application process has been approved, this group will work with families who have applied, making sure that the applicant families meet the established criteria. Working with the Family Selection Committee, you will find joy in making what seems an unobtainable dream come true for some of these families.

Resource Development:

The Resource Development Committee assumes the leadership for implementing the public relations and fundraising policies and goals of the Board of Directors. Fundraising assistance is needed when approaching donors for either cash or "in-kind" gifts of material, labor, property, or support. Public relations include writing for newsletters, newspapers, advertising for special events, and public speaking.

Construction Committee:

The Construction Committee works with the Land Acquisition Committee to define the type of construction that best fits the needs of the local community and Habitat's goals. The committee proposes guidelines to the Board for the type of construction work that the affiliate will do, dealing specifically with the house design criteria, materials, plans, and cost estimates.
Family Support:

Habitat affiliates are committed to "the development and uplifting of families and communities, not only the construction of houses." Members of the Family Support Committee will work to establish tools and procedures for accomplishing this task. This committee will work with families to be sure that the families know what is required in the area of sweat equity and to help in the transition to homeownership.

Land Acquisition:

The Land Acquisition Committee works to define neighborhoods and communities to work with and find available land to build on. This includes working with city offices, neighborhood associations and property owners. Those who enjoy dabbling in real estate are natural members!

Volunteer Services:

Habitat is a volunteer based organization. Because of the large number of eager workers, there is always a need for those willing to coordinate volunteers, make phone calls, correspond and send thank you notes.
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