Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. Whether you are looking to develop new skills, share your expertise or meet new people, we invite you to volunteer with us at our Habitat ReStores or on our build sites. There are volunteer opportunities 7-days a week, and we offer a wide range of ways to get involved with flexible hours. We welcome everyone 16 years of age and up to join us in helping families in need of a safe and decent place to live.

If you are interested in getting a group of friends or co-workers together to participate as part of the build crew, no construction experience is needed. Our crew leaders will find a job to fit your skill level.

Volunteering is a great way to, not only give back to our community, but to meet new friends, learn new skills and, most importantly, to have fun! Let’s get started! Be part of a team of volunteers that strengthen our communities, change lives, and make the Thunder Bay area a more inclusive and sustainable place to live.








There is no shortage of creative ways to support charities we are passionate about. We have all heard of bake sales, clothing drives and birthday fundraisers.  But have you ever heard of jumping rope for 30 minutes a day for 30 days to raise funds and awareness?

Pauline Vranasich, a volunteer at Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay ReStore.

​Why did you decide to join Habitat for Humanity?

Pauline actively volunteers in different organizations and has been volunteering for a long time. While Pauline was volunteering for another not-for-profit someone approached her and asked if she would help volunteer some time to help a young man fulfil his sweat equity hours at Habitat for Humanity, which is mandatory for all partner families receiving a home. Pauline volunteered with Habitat as part of a different organization and eventually became a Habitat for Humanity Thunder Bay volunteer.

Do you have any messages for us? Or for anyone thinking of joining Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer?

Pauline says there’s lots of work that goes into helping somebody acquire a home. There is work for everyone, including students. Habitat for Humanity is a great place to learn practical everyday skills, all while giving back to the community.

Pauline makes sure she informs people that they can donate items that they no longer need to Habitat for Humanity. She says, ”one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Many newcomers to the city can outfit their homes with the many treasures Restore has to offer.” She asks people to come to the ReStore, look around, and buy products at affordable prices.

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