HabiJax is a Volunteer-Driven Organization
Community volunteers play an essential role in our mission of eliminating substandard housing in Jacksonville. Volunteers can help in a variety of ways, both on the construction site and in non-construction capacities.
To Volunteer in Construction or at the ReStore
All volunteers must register and schedule online prior to volunteering. Visit the Volunteer Calendar and click any “Sign Up” button to schedule your volunteer day. If you have not registered before, it will ask you to complete the volunteer registration. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work on a construction site, and 16 years old to work in the ReStore.
- Determine the size of your group; we limit the number of group members to 20.
- Contact the Volunteer Services Department to schedule your group
Volunteers with Hours to Track
If you are interested in volunteering and need your hours tracked for another organization (school, workplace, association, etc.), you may register online without prior approval.
Volunteers with hours to track should bring a timesheet to their volunteer shift to keep track of their hours. The institution requesting your hours should provide you with a time sheet, if not, we can provide you with a generic community service timesheet. Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville is unable to verify community service hours for volunteers who do not sign-in and/or sign-out of their volunteer shift or those without a timesheet.
Important: If you are interested in completing hours for court ordered community service please read the “Court-Ordered Community Service” information below.
Court-Ordered Community Service
HabiJax does accept some volunteers who have been adjudicated to complete community service hours by the courts. Please be aware that we are only able to schedule volunteer hours for those offenses listed below, based on the availability of volunteer shifts. Volunteers completing hours for court must be at least 16, and if under 18 they must have a parent sign a minor waiver form. If you are unsure of whether we would accept an offense that is not listed, please ask our Director of Community Engagement.
If you are interested volunteering with HabiJax to complete court-ordered Community Service hours, please contact the Volunteer Services Department PRIOR TO REGISTERING to confirm you are approved for volunteering.
PRIOR APPROVAL: To begin, please fax or email our Director of Community Engagement (1) a copy of a valid form of ID, and (2) a copy of your court paperwork stating your charges. Your charges will be verified by the Volunteer Department, and if approved, you will be granted access to schedule your first volunteer shift.
Important: Court-Ordered Community Service Approval can take up to three business days. Our Volunteer Services Department is open 8 am – 5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday. Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville does not accept all court-ordered offenses and reserves the right to decline court-ordered community service volunteers. Please plan accordingly.
Contempt of Court – Child Support
Contempt of Court (Any)
Driving with no license
Driving with no or expired registration/tag
Driving with suspended license
Fleeing or Eluding Officer
Gathering without a Permit
Passing Worthless Checks
Possession of Open Container
Traffic violation – civil
Reminder: Court-ordered volunteers will not be able register for volunteer hours with HabiJax without prior approval by our Director of Community Engagement.
HabiJax Fax Number: (904) 798-2728
Verification & Letters of Completion
Once Volunteer hours are completed, to have your hours verified and request a letter of completion, you may fax or email our Director of Community Engagement with (1) a copy of your timesheet(s), (2) a request for verification, and (3) the name and mailing information of the person to be notified of your service.
Please be aware, Letters of Completion are run on Wednesdays, no exceptions. Please plan accordingly.
HabiJax Fax Number: (904) 798-2728