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ALL Habitat for Humanity Northumberland volunteers are required to take Safety, Health, Environment (SHE) Training before working on the build site or in our ReStore.  

SHE Training Video 

A 23 minute video instructs all Build and ReStore volunteers on Habitat for Humanity Northumberland's SHE policies.  This training is valid for 1 year.



Habitat Northumberland communicates with our volunteers through Volunteer Base. This service allows our volunteers to register for builds and receive information about current and future volunteer opportunities.

If you do not have an email address
please contact us via phone at:
289-252-0999 x 29

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. Construction is scheduled 5 days a week. Register with Volunteer Base and check the events calendar. For our ReStore, we prefer that our volunteers commit to an annual total of 40 hours.

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 1/2 hour long session going over basic build site safety, the rights of volunteer workers and more. SHE training is valid for one years. (Click the links above for the training and quiz)

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 also only accept volunteers 16+ at the ReStore. 

How do I get involved?

You can click the Volunteer Now button or click HERE to send an email to our Volunteer Coordinator. No email address? Contact our Community Engagement Coordinator at 289-252-0999 x 29