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

Habitat for Humanity needs donations to continue our mission.

Many people don’t really know what Habitat for Humanity is or what we do. The answer is, we are a non-profit organization that helps people help themselves. Habitat for Humanity helps people by building homes and providing zero interest loans for their mortgage. The new home owners also...Read More »


Dawn Michaels, Director of Development

Wall Panel Builds & What can my donation do?

Wall Panel builds are great for a team donation. Details are just a click away.

Have you ever wondered how your donation is used? Just scroll down to see.


What can my donations fund?


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Penny Triezenburg, Family Services Coordinator

Congratulations to our 4 new partner families

Congratulations to our 4 new partner families that have successfully completed the 9 week Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace course! Another step closer to homeownership.  And sincere thanks to Matt and Noelle Kietzman, members of  Suncrest Christian Church for giving of their time and talents in leading this...Read More »


Bridgette Simmons, Volunteer Coordinator

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