Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and with your help we can build hope for more deserving families.

There are several opportunities for you to volunteer your time with us:

  • Volunteer on a build site
  • Volunteer in the ReStore
  • Volunteer in the office
  • Join a volunteer committee

To get started today or if you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Loreta Erickson at 909-478-1176 x301 or via email at: lerickson@habitatsb.org.Volunteer Habitat For Humanity San Bernardino


Join a Committee

The work of Habitat For Humanity San Bernardino is implemented with the assistance of volunteers. Final decision-making responsibility rests with the Board of Directors. It is the task of the Board to ensure that the committees and all of the affiliate’s activities are carried on in a manner consistent with Habitat for Humanity International’s Standards of Excellence.

A brief description of each committee is listed below. To become active in Habitat’s work in any function, we invite you to attend a volunteer information session. The sessions are hosted as needed at our office in Redlands CA – call for details.


Resource Development Committee

  • Organizes annual fundraising events, including coordination of publicity, arrangement of food and decorations, execution of mailings (solicitations and invitations), tickets, etc
  • Handles donation drive mailings
  • Seeks material donations, corporate or private
  • Finds and assists in applying for grants
  • Provides speakers for local organizations who want to know more about HFHSBA and staffs booths at special events
  • Assists with generating informational literature
  • Generates press releases for all affiliate events
  • Meets once a month. Speaking engagements or special events will require more time

Construction Committee

  • Researches available lots within the affiliate area and builds “land bank” in accordance with the 5 year plan
  • Fosters and maintains a good working relationship with the city planning commissions and real estate professionals in the area
  • Pursues available federal or local funds to help with the purchase of lots
  • Inspects lots offered and makes recommendations to accept or decline, based on potential infrastructure costs and desirability
  • Makes decisions regarding house plans and construction
  • Facilitates the drawing up of plans with architect/engineer
  • Plans the building schedules for each home
  • Establishes and maintains standards for construction and safety
  • Meets once a month

Family Selection Committee

  • Formulates policies and procedures for family selection process
  • Organizes community meetings to inform prospective partner families about how to apply for a Habitat Home
  • Takes the applicant group through the entire selection process, following the affiliate guidelines
  • Keeps accurate records of the entire process, with complete files on each selection
  • Maintains confidentiality throughout the process
  • Presents top selections to Board of Directors for final decision
  • Reviews the plans with partner family, helps family choose options
  • Finds sponsors for each partner family when they have been chosen for a home
  • become part of the committee
  • support the family throughout the selection process, the building of the home, and up to two years following the completion of the home (the transition can be overwhelming)

Family Partnership Committee

  • Assists families through the construction and with the challenges of first-time home ownership. Provides a one-on-one contact through the family’s sponsor. Encourages on-going involvement with Habitat.

Volunteer Committee

  • Receives and screens volunteer contact information
  • Makes the initial contact with volunteers and sets them up with the appropriate committee or crew
  • Organizes and schedules the work crews for home builds
  • Holds mandatory Volunteer Orientations once a month for all new volunteers
  • Functions as a phone tree to remind or notify crew leaders of workdays, cancellations, changes etc.
  • Maintains first aid kit, supply of release forms and volunteer information
  • Arranges for water and refreshments at work site
  • Recruits and trains greeters for the site
  • Meets as necessary

Public Relations Committee

  • Keeps Habitat’s mission before the public, generating support for the mission in material and dollars
  • Occasionally presents major events

Faith Based Relations Committee

  • Encourages giving, prayer and volunteers, from each covenant church
  • Encourages more congregations to become Covenant Churches