The driving force behind our organization is our volunteers— those who contribute a day, a week, or a few months to help turn Habitat’s vision into a reality. Help build, serve on a committee, help run our ReStore, assist in fundraising events, or donate materials. We welcome you as an individual or as a group.


Corporations and Teams

Community Service

All individuals and groups interested in volunteering must register through our online system.
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We take safety seriously and we ask all volunteers to read our safety guidelines prior to working on the job site.


every volunteer hour moves a family closer to homeownership

Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley! Those ages 16 and 17 need to volunteer alongside a parent/legal guardian and sign the e-signed youth waiver prior to volunteering.

Construction Volunteering

We build every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:30-4pm. Would you like to know more? Contact volunteer@habitatnfv.org

Skill Based Volunteering

Habitat has a variety of needs throughout the year for skill-based volunteering. Let us know if you have a talent you would like to share! Questions? Contact volunteer@habitatnfv.org

ReStore Volunteer Opportunities

Our two Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley ReStores (Elgin & Arlington Heights) rely on volunteers for a wide variety of tasks including clerical, receiving donations, processing items to sell and assisting customers. To learn more about volunteering at ReStore as an individual or group, contact Volunteer@RestoreElgin.org or Volunteer@ReStoreArlingtonHeights.org


Contact volunteer@habitatnfv.org or 847-836-1432.

Corporations and Teams

every team builds a home and itself

Thank you for your interest in corporate volunteering. Many businesses recognize the short- and long-term benefits of taking employees outside the walls of the office, and into the volunteer space.

Whether this is your first company volunteer event, or you’re seasoned pros, Habitat provides a fun, easy and engaging experience. We’re in the business of building safe, affordable housing, and would love to work with you.

Research has shown that employees prefer to work for companies invested in charitable causes, and volunteering is a terrific way to facilitate that need at a relatively low cost to you.

A corporate build day can be reserved for 6-10 volunteers on a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday throughout the year.  Team builds start at 8:30 run till around 4:00.  We supply tools, safety gear, and the instruction to make your day productive, enjoyable, and safe, you supply the enthusiasm.


Contact Alexandra Cerda, Community Partnerships Manager, at alexandra.cerda@habitatnfv.org or 847-836-1432, ext. 109.

Faith Organizations, Community Groups, Schools and More

Contact volunteer@habitatnfv.org or 847-836-1432.

Community Service

every act of service is a chance for redemption

Habitat welcomes Court-Ordered Community Service volunteers. Volunteers completing Court-Ordered Community Service must be pre-approved before beginning hours by setting up an appointment with a volunteer coordinator. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley reserves the right to consider offenses on a case-by-case basis as to whether an individual will be allowed to volunteer for court-ordered community service with our organization. Certain offenses, including, but not limited to, felony convictions, arson, burglary, assault, battery, robbery and theft will not be accepted. A minumum of 30 hours may be completed at ReStore Elgin and/or ReStore Arlington Heights. Please contact Volunteer@RestoreElgin.org or Volunteer@ReStoreArlingtonHeights.org or call 847-742-9905, press 2, then press 2 again, for answers to any questions you might have.