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Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-dependent organization; without great volunteers like you, we cannot accomplish our mission of providing safe and affordable housing for hard-working families in Douglas County.  All are welcome!  


All volunteers must complete an annual volunteer waiver prior to helping.



New to volunteering with Habitat?  Please complete the new volunteer registration to help us learn more about you.


Questions about volunteer opportunities with Habitat?  Please contact Sara at 320-762-4255 or via email.


Why volunteer?

Volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County is an excellent way to meet new people and work toward a single mission - to build strong and stable communities because improved communities benefit all of us.

Studies show that people who volunteer live longer and hold higher levels of self-confidence.

Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, races and beliefs, professions, and skills. One thing that all Habitat volunteers have in common: they are critically important to furthering the organization’s mission in our community.  

The majority of our volunteer opportunities happen on our build sites or in the ReStore. We occasionally need volunteers to help with office work or special event help as well.

Construction Volunteers

There are many volunteer opportunities on the build site including: framing, siding, insulation, poly, sheetrock, windows, doors, landscaping, and more! Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on the build site.


Construction Crew Leader Volunteers

Crew Leader Volunteers will be trained to assist the Habitat construction team guide daily build site volunteers. Crew Leader Volunteers help multiple times per month as it works in their schedule and have an opportunity to participate in additional safety training. Develop new skills while enjoying camaraderie with fellow volunteers.


Construction Core Crew Volunteers

Core Crew Volunteers help a couple of times per month as it works in their schedule to build alongside Habitat’s future homeowners, volunteers, and staff to create change that can be seen for generations to come. No construction experience is necessary.


ReStore Volunteers

The ReStore depends heavily on volunteers to help work the sales floor, take donations in the back room, serve on the pick up crew, and more!  ReStore volunteers must be age 14 or above.  



If you are interested in joining a Habitat committee, please contact Sara at 320-762-4255.

  • Homeowner Selection
  • Homeowner Support
  • Development
  • Faith Build
  • Women Build
  • Hard Hat Events
Community Service Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteer hours for a school project or for court-ordered service, please read our policy and complete the application.
Click here for the Community Service Policy and Application. 

Our Behavior Commitments:

Habitat for Humanity is committed to supporting a respectful and ethical workplace, safeguarding the rights of those we serve, and properly stewarding our donors’ funds and resources. In service to that commitment, and in accordance with its foundational mission principles, Habitat for Humanity and its local Habitat organizations all oppose any form of discrimination, harassment, exploitation, or abuse. 

All Habitat representatives, including volunteers, are expected to adhere to Habitat’s Safeguarding Behavior Commitments.


  • Habitat Office
    Habitat Office

    1211 N Nokomis NE
    Alexandria, MN 56308

    Office Hours:
    8 am - 5 pm

  • ReStore

    1211 N Nokomis NE
    Alexandria, MN 56308

    Store Hours:
    9 am - 5 pm

    Donation Hours:
    Call 320-759-1989
    to schedule