Our mission says it all: we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. We offer a wide variety of ways that each individual person can be part of Habitat Chesapeake’s work.

ReStore Volunteer pictured at front desk

Volunteer Onsite

On the build site, volunteers work with our construction staff, AmeriCorps members and partner families at various phases of construction to build homes in neighborhoods throughout Central Maryland. Before volunteering on a build site here are a few quick notes:

  • Volunteers must be a minimum age of 16. Individuals 16 or 17 years of age can volunteer to build, but must be accompanied by a chaperone. You must be at least 18 years old to use power tools.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Additional volunteer days are available for groups, including our Team Build partners.
  • No prior construction experience? No problem – we’ll teach you!
  • A lot of prior construction experience? Great! We’d love to have you join our Red Hat Team – a special crew of skilled volunteers who help to lead groups throughout the week and do more specialized tasks than an average volunteer can manage!

If you are interested in volunteering on a build site, please visit our Volunteer Hub!

Volunteer at the ReStores

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake operates six ReStores in Central Maryland, selling new and gently-used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting and more at discounted prices. ReStores are a critical source of support for our work, raising more than $3 million annually! Visit our ReStore page for more details and see below for a full list of store locations.

We work hard to keep our ReStore operation costs to a minimum in order to maximize the profit donated to Habitat Chesapeake to help build homes. Volunteers make up the majority of our ReStore workforce. That’s why we need you!

As new donations come in each day, volunteers assist in accepting these contributions, preparing items for sale, pricing stock, arranging inventory both on the showroom floor. Plus, our volunteers help keep our warehouse and showroom floors well organized and sparkling clean. Volunteers also assist our shoppers, providing helpful customer service and support.

  • Volunteers must be a minimum age of 14. Individuals 14 or 15 years of age can volunteer but must be accompanied by a chaperone. Volunteers 16 and up do not need a chaperone.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, at the following ReStore locations: Columbia, Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Halethorpe, and Timonium; opportunities are 9 am – 5 pm at the Sandtown ReStore.
  • No prior retail experience needed – we’ll teach you!

Contact to learn more about our volunteer opportunities or click here to visit our Volunteer Hub!