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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the time commitment?

We ask that build volunteers commit a minimum of 1 full day on the build site. Our days run from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. with a coffee break at 10:00 a.m. and lunch at 12:00 noon. Our typical builds last approximately 6-8 weeks with construction happening 6 days a week. To register, please create a Volunteer Hub account and choose your build day. Click HERE to go to Volunteer Hub.

Do I need any construction experience?

No, our friendly, skilled staff and trained volunteers will teach you everything you need to know. Typically, volunteers are split into teams and given a task, a Crew Leader or Site Supervisor will work with each team to get the job done. You will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with. This is a great way to learn more about construction and building.

Do I need any training before building?

Yes, every build  volunteer must attend a mandatory SHE (Safety, Health, and Environment) training session. SHE training is an hour long session going over basic build site safety, the rights of volunteer workers and more. SHE training is valid for three years.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

All build volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Provincial law states that no one under 16 may be present on a construction site. We do have other opportunities for volunteers under 16. Click HERE for more information.

How do I get involved?

Click HERE to sign up for Volunteer Hub or contact our Volunteer Manager, Laurie if you do not have an email address or wish to register over the phone. Please call us at 905-373-4663 ext.27.


Volunteer Hub

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Click the button above to sign up with Volunteer Hub.  You can use Volunteer Hub to register for builds, receive information about current and future projects, as well as Safety Training Sessions.

If you do not have an email address please contact our Volunteer Manager, Laurie directly at (905) 373-4663 ext. 27









We have build opportunities
for eager volunteers



We are in the completion stages
of a new house for another
Northumberland family in
Cobourg, ON.

Also this summer we will be

renovating a home on a new
foundation in Brighton, ON.


Sign up below to be advised
of all Habitat Northumberland
volunteer opportunities this season.


or contact our Volunteer Manager, Laurie at:


905-373-4663 Ex. 27



Volunteer Hub




Register with Volunteer Hub
by clicking here


or by contacting Laurie at:

(905)373-4663 ext.27 or volunteer@habitatnorthumberland.ca

SHETraining (Safety, Health, Environment Training) is a one hour session that all build volunteers must attend prior to building. The sessions last approximately 1 hour and the training is valid for 3 years.


Volunteer Hub
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Offices and ReStore: 45 Ewart Street, Cobourg, ON K9A 0A6
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 222, Cobourg, ON K9A 4K5
Tel: 905-373-4663 Fax: 905-373-1459 | info@habitatnorthumberland.ca
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