Non-Construction

If you’ve ever wanted to help Habitat, but don’t feel like construction is the right fit, there are several opportunities to get involved: 

Office Support

Durham Habitat occasionally seeks long-term office volunteers, with great interpersonal and computer skills, who can make a regular weekday commitment.

Email the Volunteer Coordinator  for more information.

The Habitat ReStore

Volunteer opportunities at the ReStore include:

  • Donation processing (accepting, sorting, cleaning, testing, and pricing donations)
  • Customer service (greeting customers and managing the register)
  • Office administration (answering phones, entering data, and clerical tasks)
  • General maintenance

To volunteer at the Restore, please sign up for an upcoming orientation on their website. Questions? Contact volunteer@restoredurhamorange.org or call (919)403-8668.

Site Hospitality

Help construction volunteers feel like a valuable part of the Habitat team by welcoming them on the work site with purchased or handmade treats or meals. Email the Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

Habitat Success Stories

Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India and Thailand. Lal partnered with Habitat and the Durham Literacy Center to renovate a historic home in East Durham. “There is no more fear,” Lal said. “We won’t have to move again because the home belongs to us.”

Lal