How to Volunteer


Construction Volunteers

NO BUILDING SKILLS ARE REQUIRED !!!

Most of our volunteers have never been involved with building a house and/or landscaping. In fact, many have never swung a hammer or planted a tree before! All that’s needed is your willingness to learn and to help in those ways which your physical stamina allows – and your desire to work with others to provide a home for a Habitat partner family.

Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (HHHV) provides the homes to be rehabilitated or the sites for new houses, the construction materials, and a paid house leader. The House Leader handles the ordering of construction materials and arranges for them to be delivered to the building sites, as well as directing the construction on a daily basis. Our local group provides an Onsite Coordinator, who is responsible for coordinating Good News volunteer efforts with those of the HHHV staff.

If you are interested in helping and are age 16 or older, you may contact your local church representative or send email to one of the Steering Committee members


Support Volunteers

The construction volunteers are supported by a number of other volunteers including administration and special event support.

The largest number of Support Volunteers provide lunches and/or refreshments for the Construction Volunteers. A lunch volunteer may work alone or with one or two others to provide a food for about 15 people. Lunchtime is a fun part of the workday and lunch providers are always very warmly received!

If you are interested in helping in any of these ways, please contact your local church representative or send email to one of the Steering Committee members


Financial Support

The Good News House congregations and Habitate for Humanity of Huron Valley (HHHV) provide the direct funding for the construction or rehabbing of the our homes each year. For each new home built in Washtenaw County, approximately $75,000 must be provided by the sponsor organizations and $40,000 by HHHV. For approximately the same amount of funding, two homes can be rehabbed for families. If you are able to assist in obtaining these financial goals, you may:

  • Make a designated contribution to your local church
  • Make a designated contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, either by check (sent to 170 Aprill Drive, Suite A, Ann Arbor, 48103, with a notation of “Good News House” in the memo section of the check) or by credit card (Click here for HHHV online donation form or call 734-677-1558)
  • Make a contribution to Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley, using any of the above methods.
  • Even if your contribution can not be large at this time, YOUR HELP IS NEEDED ! Many thanks for whatever you are able to do!