Looking to give back to the community?
There are multiple ways you can volunteer your time with Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity. Please look over the different category and volunteer options and then complete the form(s) for what you're interested in. We will be in touch with you as positions are available.
A Crew Leader helps out on Saturday build days by working with the House Leader to help manage our Saturday volunteers. Crew leaders will lead a small group of volunteers on a build day task, by instructing the volunteers how to perform the task and overseeing them, ensuring the volunteers stay on task, get the job done correctly, and that the volunteer learns and enjoys what they are doing. Individuals interested in this position should be semi-skilled in construction tasks and have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity before.
Volunteers assist with all stages of home construction, including; framing, hanging drywall, painting, and landscaping. Individuals do not need to have construction experience/skills just a heart for service and the ability to take direction. Volunteers are supervised by Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity Construction Manager, House Leaders, and Crew Leaders. Build Days are on Saturdays from 8:30am – 2:30pm.
*Dates flexible upon sponsor request
Hospitality volunteers are responsible for ensuring that all volunteers have a great experience from check-in through check-out (however Hospitality Volunteers can leave after lunch clean up if needed). Responsibilities include assisting volunteers through the sign-in process, taking build day photos, set up/clean up lunch, and providing the volunteers with encouragement throughout the day. Typical hours for a Hospitality Volunteer is 7:30am-2:30pm.
During a build, a group of skilled volunteers serve on Thursdays from 8:30am-2:30pm and help keep the home build on schedule. Thursday Crew may help to prep the build site for Saturday volunteers, fix something that was done incorrectly by volunteers, or perform more skilled build activities Saturday volunteers may not be able to do.
A Brush With Kindness
A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) volunteer works to improve the condition of homes by painting, landscaping and performing minor interior/exterior repairs. Many ABWK projects are completed by sponsorship groups, but there are some opportunities for individual volunteers too. ABWK projects are scheduled by the Director of Programs based on sponsoring group/homeowner availability.
A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) volunteer works to improve the condition of homes by painting, landscaping and performing minor interior/exterior repairs. There are some projects where more skilled volunteers are needed to help. ABWK skilled volunteers could help lead a small team of volunteers or work individually. ABWK Skilled Volunteers are needed on Saturday and potential projects throughout the week.
Volunteers with relevant experience can serve on Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity committees, including:
Once a year and for a period of 3-4 months, members of the Homeowner Selection Committee are responsible for applying the three objective selection criteria (Need, Ability to Pay, and Willingness to Partner) to the homeownership application review process. It is also the responsibility of the committee members to conduct two confidential home visits that are executed with the utmost respect for the homeowner, while successfully obtaining information regarding the homeowner’s level of need.
Members of the A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) Selection Committee are responsible for applying the three objective selection criteria (Need, Ability to Pay, and Willingness to Partner) to the application review and home visit process. The committee will submit a report to the Homeowner Services Manager regarding the homeowner’s eligibility for the ABWK program and the need for repairs. The ABWK committee members work in teams of two and can expect to conduct 2-3 confidential home visits per month. Teams alternate every other month.