Whether you are a high school student interested in completing your community involvement hours, post-secondary student looking for a Volunteer Co-op Placement Opportunity, or a young person looking for youth leadership opportunities – we have a place for you.

Community Involvement Hours

  • Earn your community involvement hours for graduation
  • We’re flexible. Volunteer hours can be booked around your school schedule
  • Give back to your community
  • Gain experience that may impact your personal, academic or career goals

Co-op Opportunities

  • Complete your placement with an organization that has a meaningful impact on the lives of families in your community
  • Available in various departments including HR, Marketing, Finance and more.
  • Send your resume to volunteer@habitatgta.ca
  • Include details about your placement, start and end date, number of hours and days/hours per week

Scholarship Applications

  • Habitat for Humanity is one of the most recognized and trusted brands globally and experience volunteering with us can strengthen your scholarship applications
  • Demonstrate your care for your community
  • Long term volunteering with one organization shows dedication and commitment
  • Potentially gain experience in your field of study
  • Make connections, experience networking opportunities and future professional recommendations

Youth Leadership Program

  • Looking for ways to build your leadership skills? Give back to your community while workshopping your capacities to rally and inspire. If you are between the ages of 16 and 30, we invite you to consider our Youth Leadership Program
  • Get valuable hands-on training to support the development of skills to help you with future employment and other opportunities. Participants earn a certificate and letter of completion detailing their accomplishment and skills learned. A virtual learning component is offered to support health and safety training, mental health awareness and the acquisition of soft skills
  • Experience Youth Leadership Club opportunities:
    • Dig deep into the solution-oriented work happening at Habitat for Humanity GTA and many of the challenges we face in the housing affordability crisis
    • Share your ideas and solutions and meet other like-minded leaders who care about affordable housing

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Be a Mentor

Each of us has an abundance of knowledge, wisdom, ability and skill. And our collective work only grows stronger when that insight is shared with like-minded neighbours.

If you enjoy teaching and inspiring others, the Habitat GTA Mentorship Program could be a great fit for you. When you volunteer for this program, you play a critical role in welcoming and guiding our new ReStore volunteers. We invite you to share your knowledge and help others nurture ambition.

The Habitat GTA Mentorship Program is an inclusive initiative designed to engage volunteers aged 16 and up in a leadership role

Help volunteers who play a key role in reinforcing the values that have made Habitat GTA and ReStores members of the community

Inspire and equip new ReStore Volunteers with knowledge as they begin to engage in the work of supporting affordable housing

Olive S, volunteer and Habitat Mentor at Habitat ReStore, North York

I am passionate about giving back to the community and enjoy helping working families find a safe and reasonable place to live.

Although I volunteer in other areas of Habitat GTA, I am most consistent in the area of home improvement through the Restore. I enjoy working with other volunteers and staff to ensure that the team has a positive experience and that materials donated are ready and presentable for resale at an affordable price. Thus, contributing to a very rewarding experience for customers, staff and volunteers and over time help to cover some of the costs of building homes and upholding Habitat’s mission and vision.

The wellbeing of others is important to me, and the Mentorship Program gave me an opportunity to engage in meaningful leadership. I have been able to contribute ideas that enhance the growth and development of others, welcome new volunteers and allow them to feel inclusive as they learn about the Guiding Principles and participate in transitioning into the Habitat GTA Family.

By volunteering with Habitat GTA, I have been given an opportunity to develop new practical skills, learn the names of many tools, and develop greater interpersonal, communication, and transferable skills. Additionally, I get a chance to meet new people including homeowners, community partners, students, likeminded volunteers, skilled workers, staff and professionals. Best of all, the joy I feel in being kind and caring by contributing to the wellbeing of others is heightened.

I will continue to be the best mentor that I can be and will not hesitate to recommend that others participate in Habitat’s Mentorship Program. By so doing, I will be helping to build a cadre of volunteers who will support Habitat GTA in providing homes for more families and reducing the housing crisis in the GTA.