How Can I Help? 


Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity is always in need of your help. 

You can contribute by Volunteering at our next event, by

 Donating to or Shopping at ouReStore,

or by helping out at our build site.


Opportunities:

Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers throughout the year to help with all sorts of projects.  We need hundreds of volunteers to help out with our projects/events, in the office, in the store and at our constructions sites.


Office help: We occasionally need help in the office for tasks such as filing, phone answering, shredding, data entry, and mailings.


Store help: We always need help sorting, cleaning and pricing new donations.  The store volunteers get to see the new stuff first.  If you like treasure hunting, this might be for you.


Special events: We hold several special events each year. Volunteers are needed to help sign people in, watch auction tables, decorate, plan, call for donations, set-up and take-down.


Board Members: Truckee Meadows Habitat for Humanity has a volunteer-based Board of Directors which runs the organization.  If you would like to make a commitment to our organization at the highest level, this might be for you.


Committee Members: Almost everything we do is done by committee.  Our current committees include:  Fund Development, Financial Committee, and Family Selection.


Construction Volunteering: We always need help at our build site. 


(Click on PDF link below, for directions)  



Please note when volunteering at our construction sites--

    • No prior construction experience is required to work on any day.  We believe working onsite can even provide a valuable learning experience for those seeking basic building skills.
    • All construction volunteers must be 16 years or older, and 18 years or older to work with power tools.

      14221 Stead Blvd , Stead, NV

       

      Take 395 North to Stead Blvd.

       

      Turn right onto Stead Blvd.

       

      Drive east on Stead Blvd. approximately three miles

       

      Build days are Wednesday through Saturday

       

       

       

      Worksite Information

       

      Proper Dress:  Normally, the most appropriate attire is long pants and long-sleeved shirts.  Long sleeves are usually appropriate even in the summer, as they provide skin protection from the sun, as well as scrapes and scratches.  In cold weather, sweat shirts and other cold-weather clothing are recommended.  Wear comfortable shoes with low heels and adequate traction that cover the entire foot (no sandals).  You should bring gloves to protect your hands.

       

      No one under 16 years of age is allowed on the worksite while building is in progress.  To operate power tools, you must be at least 18 years of age.

       

      Hours:  We normally start the workday at 8AM, and work until early afternoon.  We meet at the construction trailer.  You may park at the curb in front of the worksite (except in front of the fire hydrant).  We ask that you sign in and out, at the start and end of the volunteer day. 

       

      What to bring:  We have a porta-potty at the worksite.  Because we do not furnish lunch, and there is a lack of accommodations near the worksite, we encourage you to bring plenty of your own food and non-alcoholic beverages for your own consumption.  We have standard hand tools and building materials.  If you want to use your own hand tools, we require that you sign the waiver at the bottom of this page before using your tools at the worksite.

    • You should wear sturdy shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We suggest hiking or work boots, jeans, t-shirt and a sweatshirt. We will be working outside so please consider the weather.

  • You should bring your own lunch and water.  

If you are interested in volunteering,
 click on the form below that applies to you. 
Once completed, please send it to our office at either:

530 Greenbrae Dr. Sparks, NV 89431

(775) 323 - 5530 Fax, or

habitat@habitatforhumanityreno.org