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Volunteer with us!


Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay! We host individuals and groups of volunteers through a variety of ongoing opportunities in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. See below for ways to volunteer. Search the calendar for opportunities and sign up for a shift here. Below are special directions to follow if you are a group leader.



Volunteering at a Habitat construction site is a uniquely rewarding experience. Under the direction of the site manager, volunteers work alongside our experienced, dedicated construction team and partner families to build affordable homes for low-income families, while having a great time learning construction skills.


Volunteers assist with construction tasks as assigned, according to the progression of the build. No previous construction experience is necessary, however, willingness to follow Habitat’s safety standards and construction practices is a must.

Age Restriction: 16 years or older

Volunteer shifts are available Wednesday through Saturday.



Volunteers at the ReStore help to keep overhead low with a goal to raise funds in support of Habitat home build projects. Volunteer opportunities include merchandising, customer service, cashiering, loading/unloading donations, and customer service. We’re successful because of our dedicated volunteers, and we’d love to have you join our team.

Volunteer shifts are available Tuesday through Sunday. We can work with you to create custom shifts that fit with your schedule. We also host volunteer groups who assist staff with the daily operation of the store or special projects.​


Behind the Scenes

Office Positions 

Responsibilities vary, but include data entry, thank you letters, special projects, and more. Though training on systems will be provided, a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel is helpful. Organizational and time management skills a plus. Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Friday.

Community Events 

These volunteers staff a Habitat for Humanity Monterey Bay table or booth at various community events, assist with Hearts & Hammers, our annual fundraising dinner and auction, and provide special event support at our ReStores. Volunteer shifts are available as needed for events.


We love volunteer groups! Pull together your friends, family, or coworkers, and have fun making a difference. Some group volunteer opportunities require sponsorship while others do not. We welcome all types of groups—corporate, faith, student, and community groups.

With your help on the construction site, from the foundation to the finishing touches, we can make affordable housing in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties a reality. We look forward to building with you!

Corporate Team Building

Corporate Team Build Days can be used as a reward for hard-working employees; an annual community service project; a team building experience; or simply a fun way to get to know a different side of your co-workers. To schedule a Team Build, or get more information, please email

Community Groups

Community groups provide significant support for Habitat Monterey Bay and are encouraged to volunteer with us. We welcome groups from all walks of life to join us in providing decent and affordable housing for those in need; business groups, social clubs, military, colleges, universities, charities, and faith-based groups are welcome. You will find this a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to bond with colleagues and friends while doing something meaningful in the community.


Youth and School Groups

We invite youth 16 years of age and older to volunteer on the construction site and at the ReStore. We may require that youth groups are accompanied by one or more adult volunteers.

Other Groups

Not sure what category your group falls under? Don’t worry, just send an email to and our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you. Include your name, company, phone number, and your message.

Group Volunteer
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