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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 create a Volunteer Hub account and choose your build day. Click HERE to go to Volunteer Hub.

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 an hour long session going over basic build site safety, the rights of volunteer workers and more. SHE training is valid for three years.

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?

Click HERE to sign up for Volunteer Hub.  No email addres: Contact our office at 289-252-0999.


Volunteer Hub

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Habitat Northumberland communicates with our volunteers through Volunteer Hub.  You can use Volunteer Hub to register for builds, receive information about current and future volunteer needs, as well as Safety Training Sessions.  Click the button above to sign up!

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






We will have build opportunities
for eager volunteers in

Port Hope


We begin building
late spring 2017


Sign up below to be advised
of all Habitat Northumberland
volunteer opportunities this season.


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ALL volunteers require SHE (Safety, Health, Environment) Training before working on site or in the ReStore. 


The SHE Training Video is a 23 minute training video that all build volunteers must view prior to working on a build site or working in the ReStore. The training is valid for 3 years.


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