G.I.V.E. – The Volunteer Experience

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana

The Volunteer Experience


 Grow. Inspire. Volunteer. Enjoy.


ALL Volunteers can expect to:

  • Be greeted when they arrive at their volunteer location and feel welcomed
  • Be introduced to staff and other volunteers
  • Be provided with essential safety instructions
  • Be given thorough instructions on projects and responsibilities
  • Be informed about the history of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana
  • Be treated with respect
  • Be informed on upcoming projects and other volunteer opportunities
  • Be appreciated for their hours of service
  • Understand fully how Habitat depends on volunteers to accomplish projects and tasks
  • Work with a manager that is fully prepared for the work day
  • Have an increased sense of purpose, understanding that they are helping give back to their communities
  • Offered a safe and positive work environment





Volunteers at the ReStore can expect to:


  • Be given an orientation (which includes a tour, meet and greet the staff, given a volunteer expectation form to be signed and provided with a name badge)
  • Have a complete understanding of volunteer expectations
  • Be given direct instructions on ReStore tasks and responsibilities by supervisor
  • Receive a lunch break if you are committed to a full day shift
  • Receive a “thank you” card to all first time volunteers


Volunteers at a construction site can expect to:


  • Be given a name badge
  • Have prayer in the beginning of the day
  • Be given directions to the bathroom
  • Be equipped with safety goggles and other safety equipment
  • Receive any additional training necessary for the project
  • Receive information about the partner family
  • Receive information (via-email) the “week of” pertaining to projects
  • Receive lunch
  • Be sent a “thank you” card to first time volunteers
  • Receive an invitation to the home dedication
From the Desk of:

DanKDan Klein, Executive Director

From The Desk of Dan Klein

The month of July has been busy with our Woman Build in Lowell.  I want to thank Barb Anderson and Franciscan Community for their support of this project.  It was great to see one of their employees be surrounded by her coworkers, in being assured...Read More »


Dawn Michaels, Director of Development

Women Build a Success!


Women Build a Success!

Women Build a Success!

What amazing support from everyone in the community that supported our Annual Women Build in Lowell! We are so grateful for every volunteer who worked tirelessly on this home; every lunch donation...Read More »


Penny Triezenburg, Family Services Coordinator

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Volunteer Coordinator

Are you ready to Volunteer?

Summer is coming to an end which means school will be starting soon! Need to finish your community service hours? Volunteer with us! Go to the “Volunteer” tab at the top of the page or call (219) 923-7265 ext. 316.

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