Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area


Volunteers are the heart and soul of Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area. Join the 10,000 volunteers who contribute over 100,000 hours each year to supporting Habitat for Humanity GTA! Whether you're an individual, corporate team, community group, a small group of friends, with skilled experience or not, there are many different ways for you to volunteer.


NEW! We appreciate you volunteering with Habitat to help build homes. If you are interested please sign up for a shift and please check back regularly for more opportunities to help build with us. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the Build Site.



Book a Volunteer Shift Online

It's never been easier to book a volunteer shift with Habitat for Humanity GTA. We've upgraded to a faster and more efficient system called Volunteer Hub. Creating a new account only takes 2 minutes. If you have any questions about our new system, contact Jeff Abraham at jeff.abraham@habitatgta.ca


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Volunteer on a Habitat Build Site

We have several construction sites across the City - all with public transit access. Equipment is provided and no previous experience is necessary.

Volunteer at a GTA ReStore 

ReStore volunteers assist with preparing store merchandise, receiving donations and customer service. An orientation is required for first-time ReStore volunteers.

Volunteer at a Habitat Event

Consider helping out at one of our many events throughout the year. The time commitment, location, and type of opportunities vary. 


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There Are So Many Ways to Volunteer

Giving back to your community is easy with Habitat for Humanity GTA. There are so many rewarding opportunities that will fit your schedule, interests, and skill level, including:




If you are interested in more information about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity GTA, we hold Information Sessions twice a month. At these sessions, we'll provide a brief history of Habitat for Humanity, plus let you know how, when, and where you can get involved. Sign up online to reserve a spot.





Our homes are built almost entirely by volunteers, both skilled and unskilled. Whether you are a contractor or have never picked up a hammer in your life, we can use your help.


Habitat for Humanity GTA has several construction sites across the Greater Toronto Area - all with public transit access. All the equipment and safety gear you need for the day is provided and no previous experience is necessary. Orientations take place at the start of each shift. Sign up online today.





If you have a combination of construction experience, team leadership skills and regular availability, you may be interested in becoming a Crew Leader or Crew Team member. 


Crew Leaders are an integral part of the Habitat mission. We look for high potential volunteers who would be able to motivate, teach and lead a group of (potentially) inexperienced volunteers in a construction task for the day. 


Contact Jeff Abraham at jeff.abraham@habitatgta.ca and attend a Crew Information Session.





Do you like hanging out at your local hardware store? Are you interested in customer service? Or are you looking for a way to complete your student volunteer hours? Join our ReStore communities that sell new and gently-used renovation and household material.


Volunteers assist with preparing merchandise for resale, receiving donations and customer service. Orientations take place on the first Saturday and third Thursday of each month at all ReStore locations. To get started, sign up online today for an orientation.





This is a hands on deconstruction team that goes in to various neighborhoods in the Greater Toronto Area to remove kitchens, doors, windows, bathrooms and more from donors homes for resale in our ReStores. Always interesting and never in the same place. Time and location requirements vary.


If you have some construction knowledge or are willing to learn—this could be for you! To join, contact Blair Sargeant at Blair.Sargeant@habitatgta.ca.




Habitat for Humanity GTA holds and participates in many events throughout the year. The time commitment, location, and type of volunteer opportunity varies from one event to another. Volunteers lend a hand in many ways such as set up, registration, and representing Habitat to the public. Orientation material is provided prior to the event at our head office or over the phone.


You can view and sign up for upcoming event volunteer opportunities online.





Our office has exciting opportunities for recent graduates, students, retirees, and working professionals in our Marketing, Construction, ReStore, Fund Development, Family Services, and Volunteer Services departments.


All positions are posted on our Current Opportunities page. A resume and a brief intervew is required for most positions to assess suitability.




Our committee members contribute invaluable ideas, industry experience, and support to Habitat GTA. Several current committees include Family Selection, Marketing & Communications, Faith Advisory Council, Land Development, and Outreach Interfaith Council.


All positions are posted on our Current Opportunities page. A resume and a brief intervew is required for most positions to assess suitability.




Global Village trips take place around the world and can be a life changing experience. It’s an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of development issues, to learn more about another culture and about yourself.


You will be more than a tourist as you are welcomed into the community by your hosts and introduced to the local culture as a guest. You will work together, share stories, and make friends. For more information, visit Global Village Canada.


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For more information or to sign up for any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Services at (416) 573 1883 or email Deborah McLeod at deborah.mcleod@habitatgta.ca.