Become a Habitat Volunteer

Last year, nearly 2 million Americans volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to help build their communities. You can help create decent, affordable housing for your neighbors in need, right here in the Athens area, by volunteering on a Habitat construction site or in a Habitat store.

Volunteering with Athens Area Habitat is easy and no experience is required!

Click on the links below to discover the best volunteer opportunity for you or your group …

Important: For court remanded community service work (including pretrial and student conduct cases) do NOT complete our construction/ReStore volunteer application. Instead, follow the instructions provided by the P.O. to contact our CS supervisors. For an overview of the community service program offered by Athens Area Habitat, please click here. Thank you.


Work side-by-side with future homeowners and our construction crew on new home builds and property renovations. Groups of 10-12 may volunteer from 9:00 to 3:00 on Saturdays — we provide lunch! But be sure to reserve your weekend in advance because the calendar fills up fast.

Click here to learn more about volunteering on a build site.



You can support Habitat’s mission without swinging a hammer, by helping out in either of our two thrift stores. Revenues from Habitat ReStores provide funding for our construction, renovation, and repair projects, and ReStore volunteers play a crucial role in making that happen!

Click here to learn more about volunteering in a ReStore.