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: 

Community Events

To learn about Durham Habitat's annual community events, click here. To sign for volunteer opportunities at these events, click here

Office Support

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

We are currently seeking a Volunteer Receptionist to fulfill one or more weekly shifts. Shifts are Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm and 1pm-5pm. Full Job Description here

Email Anna 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, ext. 103.

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 Anna 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