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Your support helps a family to help themselves 

We believe no one lives in dignity, until everyone can live in dignity. And that every person has something to contribute and something to gain from creating communities in which all people have decent, affordable places to live.

Habitat welcomes volunteers from all backgrounds to be part of the solution, with opportunities in our business operations, ReStore and construction programmes, for individuals and groups. We also offer various options for people who’d like to contribute financially to the Habitat mission. 

Every one makes a difference

Volunteers are at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s mission, here in Aotearoa and around the world. In New Zealand, there are several ways you can get involved to help work towards a world where every one has a decent place to live. 

ReStore volunteering – become part of the retail team

Habitat’s ReStore charity shops are a crucial part of helping to fund the housing mission. From locations in communities across New Zealand, we turn donations of good into much-needed funds. And we do this with the gracious support of thousands of volunteers. 

With more than 20 ReStore charity shops across New Zealand, we always welcome more helping hands.

Volunteer roles available at ReStore charity shops include: truck driver, retail assistant, sorting assistant, DIY assistant, inwards goods coordinator, electrical tester, resource recovery expert, security, collectibles pricer, volunteer coordinator, antiques expert, supervisor, lifter, packer, duster… general fixer-upper and all-round good sort – if you’d like to be part of the ReStore team, we’d love to hear from you. 

We also welcome groups of people from workplaces, community organisations and schools for one-off volunteering days or regular shifts at ReStore.

Find a ReStore near you and enquire about volunteering

Housing and construction volunteers – help people with a hand-up, not a hand-out

Habitat for Humanity helps families build and improve places to call home, and you can be a part of that. No skills or previous experience is needed – we always say the best thing you can bring with you is a positive attitude, and a willingness to do anything required to get the job done. 

The most common way to get hands-on with our construction programmes is helping with painting, small building tasks – like decks or ramps – or yard clean ups. 

Please contact your local Habitat office to enquire about opportunities in your neighbourhood. 

Internships and work experience for students 

Many Habitat for Humanity locations across New Zealand have opportunities for school and tertiary students to gain valuable life and occupation experience through working alongside our staff members. 

These opportunities may vary from region to region, get in touch with your local Habitat to find out more. 

Current internship opportunities 

Become a Volunteer

Build or repair a home

Pick up a hammer and get building. Meet new people, learn new skills, give back to the community and… have a great time!

Help Build Overseas

Volunteering on an overseas build is a unique way to travel while helping families in need.

Help at the ReStore

Habitat’s second hand stores raise funds for our work and we can always use extra help. There are plenty of opportunities.

Donate towards Habitat’s work