Have you always wanted to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, but were afraid you were unqualified?
Well, rest easy, skilled or unskilled, there is a special place for your talents within Habitat for Humanity!
For all volunteer opportunities and to find out where you can volunteer in your community, please contact
KyHFH State Support Organization
- Construction Volunteers
- ReStore Volunteers
- Office Support Volunteers
- Habitat Committees
- How can I qualify for the Habitat program
and receive a home?
- Interested in getting involved with your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate?
- Want to learn more about Kentucky Habitat for Humanity? Contact Us!
Volunteers work on nearly every facet of home construction, helping with dozens of tasks including framing, insulating, siding, hanging drywall, painting, even landscaping.
Many of our Habitat affiliates work during the week as well as on Saturdays. ****Construction volunteers must be at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Habitat Restore is a thrift store selling new and gently used building materials, furniture, tools and appliances. The money that is made from selling these products goes back into building safe, decent and affordable homes.
If customer service is your strength, then you would make a terrific ReStore volunteer - assisting customers throughout the store, tagging sold items or pricing new merchandise, and spreading the word about Habitat for Humanity and what it is doing right in your community!
Do you have a few hours a day or week to answer telephones, assist with special mailings, filing, data entry or a number of other administrative tasks? If your answer is yes, then Habitat for Humanity is the place for you!
- Church Relations Work with congregations to participate in Habitat's housing ministry.
- Communications Work with the staff and/or volunteers to get the word out in your community about the great work and successes Habitat is achieving.
- Construction If you want to make sure that Habitat is building a quality home, keeping on schedule, coming in on or under budget, then this is your committee.
- Development Help Habitat raise the funds it takes to build safe, decent and affordable homes in your community.
- Family Support Work as a liaison between partner families and Habitat. Be that person who assists families in making their transition from renter to homeowner. Help coordinate ground blessings and house dedication ceremonies and mentor families so they can be the best and most successful first time homeowners they can be.
- Family Selection Screen potential Habitat partner family applications, make home visits, and recommend qualified families to Habitat's Board of Directors for approval.
- Finance Provide and be responsible for accurate and timely accounts of Habitat's transactions, audits, reports, and annual budget.
- Site SelectionIdentify and acquire properties for Habitat construction at the lowest possible cost and investigate various neighborhoods for possible building sites.
Habitat homes are not free! Each partner family selected must go through an application process that will ask you questions about your income, credit and debt history and current living conditions. Habitat is not a quick and easy fix! The Habitat partner family buys their home from Habitat for Humanity and pays back that cost over 20 years through a 0% mortgage. The family must also be able to afford the taxes, insurance, utilities and up-keep of their home. Once the home is yours, you are responsible for the maintenance on your home.
Families are selected based upon their need for safe, decent and affordable housing:
- Is your family living in a home/apartment without basic working utilities and a lack of protection from the seasonal elements, such as a roof that doesn't leak, flooring, insulation, windows, running water, heat, electricity etc.?
- Are you paying more than 30% of your monthly income on your housing costs?
- Are you living in what can be considered an overcrowded situation or, is there more than one family under the same roof?
- Are you willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity by completing a maximum of 500 hours of sweat equity in construction and homeownership counseling, and by paying your monthly mortgage principal on time?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you might qualify for the Habitat program.
To find out if there is a Habitat affiliate in your community, please call 502-608-7041
Want to learn more about
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity or getting involved with your local affiliate?
330 N. Hubbards Lane #3
Louisville, KY 40207