Volunteer

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Your help is greatly appreciated!

Volunteers are crucial in keeping the cost of the homes more affordable for the very low income families who purchase them from Habitat for Humanity of Berks County. One important note, all volunteers on the job site must be at least 16 years of age and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult who will sign a waiver for them.

We schedule at the job sites Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday (we may be able to accommodate other days for groups) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Groups can range between 8 – 15 people, individuals are welcome; however, we will need to check for availability and schedule in advance. We are currently rehabilitating a home on Oley Street in Reading.

Volunteers need to wear old clothes and sturdy shoes (no open toe shoes allowed).  Work gloves are needed and will be provided if you do not have your own. Sign in at the jobsite approximately 15 minutes prior to scheduled time and bring a bagged lunch/drink. Tools are not necessary but if you choose to use your personal tools,  bring them at your own discretion. The construction manager will assess your ability and have you work on something you are comfortable doing.

If you are interested in volunteering on the jobsite, contact or Family Services Coordinator, at 610-373-3439.

We also have volunteer opportunities at our local Berks ReStore located on 5370 Allentown Pike in Temple. The ReStore has volunteer opportunities available seven days a week. If you are interested in helping at ReStore please call  610-373-3439.

Volunteering creates a unique sense of pride, self-achievement and camaraderie — while possibly learning a new skill set. Let me know when you would be interested in helping and we will do everything to accommodate you. Come join us, work on your remodeling skills and have fun doing it! Thanks so much for your interest in Habitat!