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.
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.
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 timesheet. 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.
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 years old. If volunteers are under 18 years old, 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 Community Engagement Department. If you are interested in volunteering with HabiJax to complete court-ordered Community Service hours, please contact the Community Engagement Department PRIOR TO REGISTERING to confirm you are approved for volunteering. PRIOR APPROVAL: To begin, please fax or email our Community Engagement Department (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 Community Engagement 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 Community Engagement Department is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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.
Reminder: Court-ordered volunteers will not be able to register for volunteer hours with HabiJax without prior approval.
Once volunteer hours are completed, to have your hours verified and request a letter of completion, you may email us 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 allow for a 1-week turn around when requesting a Verification Letter.