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ALL Habitat for Humanity Northumberland volunteers are required to take Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) Training before working on the build site or in our ReStore. 

SHE Training Video
A 23 minute video instructs all Build and ReStore volunteers on Habitat for Humanity Northumberland's
SHE policies.  This training is valid for 1 year.


Click the button above to
begin the safety video.


Safety Training Quiz

After having viewed the safety video, ALL volunteers are required to take the Safety Quiz.


Click the button above
to take the quiz.


(Be advised: your quiz results and email address will be shared with Habitat Northumberland's administrative team.)



Click the button above to register.

Habitat Northumberland communicates with our volunteers through Volunteer Hub.  This service allows volunteers to register for builds and receive information about current and future volunteer needs.

If you do not have an email address
please contact us
via phone:




Brighton & Port Hope


Contact us below to be advised of all our
volunteer opportunities this season.


Click the button above to see
our upcoming Build Events

No email? Contact us by phone at:

289-252-0999 x 29




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the time commitment?

We ask that build volunteers commit a minimum of 1 full day on the build site. Our days run from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with a coffee break at 10:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 noon. Our typical builds last approximately 6-8 weeks with construction happening 6 days a week. To register, please you will need an invitation to join Charity Republic.  Click HERE to send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator who will get you started with the process.

Do I need any construction experience?

No, our friendly, skilled staff and trained volunteers will teach you everything you need to know. Typically, volunteers are split into teams and given a task, a Crew Leader or Site Supervisor will work with each team to get the job done. You will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with. This is a great way to learn more about construction and building.

Do I need any training before building?

Yes, every build  volunteer must attend a mandatory SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment) training session. SHE training is 1/2 hour long session going over basic build site safety, the rights of volunteer workers and more. SHE training is valid for one years. (Click the links above for the training and quiz)

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

All build volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Provincial law states that no one under 16 may be present on a construction site. We do have other opportunities for volunteers under 16. Click HERE for more information.

How do I get involved?

You can  click the Volunteer Now button or click HERE to send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator. No email address? Contact our volunteer coordinator at 289-252-0999 x 29


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