Volunteer Experience

Why should you volunteer?

  • Give back
  • Exercise
  • Make friends
  • Love your neighbor
  • Learn a skill
  • Teach a skill
  • Mentor someone
  • Strengthen resume
  • Find purpose
  • Enjoy meaningful, measurable work
  • Do more than care
  • Get out of the house
  • Gain experience

Why do we need volunteers?

We are making headway in our goal of reducing poverty housing in this area. And while the number of people living in poverty dropped from 2016-2020, clearly there is still a need in the counties we serve.

County 2016 2020
Crow Wing 12.9% 8.5%
Cass 16.4% 12.6%
Hubbard 13.2% 9.1%
Wadena 14.6% 11.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau


What our volunteers have said about Habitat for Humanity

“I felt empowered!” – Shelly

“I personally just want to step out of my comfort zone. I volunteered on the last Habitat builds, and it impacted me beyond anything I could’ve imagined. I will be involved in future sites, too, and I want to be part of Women Build.” – Diana

“It’s easy to get engulfed in regular day to day stuff. It’s nice to get out there and fill your heart.” – Colleen

Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Stats

It takes at least 250 volunteer hours each week to effectively run the ReStore, including our pickup and deconstruction services.
It takes 1,300 volunteer hours to build a Habitat house from concrete slab to final cleaning and planting grass seed.

Please review our Code of Conduct.

If you have any questions, please reach out to:

Heidi Gould, Volunteer Coordinator


Phone: 218-828-8517