Volunteer FAQ

What types of volunteer opportunities exist?

 You can help us by volunteering in the following ways:

Can individuals volunteer?

Yes.  Youth or retired, newcomers or experts, laborers or office workers, all faiths or no faith, we all join together to make affordable homes a reality in Comal County for families in need. There are volunteer needs every day of the week. 

 

Can groups volunteer?

Yes.  Please visit Group Opportunities for more information. 
 

How old do I have to be to volunteer in the ReStore?

Due to insurance restrictions, volunteers must be at least 15 years of age (sorry, no exceptions)! The parent/guardian is required to be present to volunteer.

Anyone ages16 and 17 must have their parent or guardian sign our waiver.

Please visit Youth Volunteer page for more information!

 

Do you accept Court-Ordered Community Service Volunteers?

Yes, but on a limited and restricted basis.  Comal County Habitat for Humanity is unable to accommodate court-ordered volunteers who have committed any violent or theft-related offenses.  Please click here to read Comal County Habitat's Community Service Policy.  Comal County Habitat for Humanity community service volunteers can only complete hours in the ReStore.

 To begin the volunteer process, sign up online. Please do not sign up for volunteer services outside of this link.

All court-ordered community service volunteers will be asked to present their original ID.

 

What are the ReStore hours?

 Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sundays 11 AM - 6 PM.

 

What are the construction days and hours?

We build seven days a week. Most volunteers are scheduled to build Thursdays and Saturdays.  Construction hours are from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Days and hours may vary. Please see our schedule here.

 

Do I need prior construction skills to volunteer on a construction site?

No.  All we ask is that you bring a willingness to learn and a desire to assist us in achieving our mission of building affordable housing. We will train you on the home build site.
 

Do I need to bring anything to the construction site?

  • Bring a clearly marked (with a name) WATER BOTTLE for each person. We have water on site to refill your personal water bottle.
  • Each individual is responsible for their own lunch.  Each individual should keep any foods to the desired temperature by bringing a cooler or warmer. If lunch is delivered to the site please make arrangements to pay on site.

 

Should I bring my tools?

We provide onsite training and the tools you need.

 

Is there any paperwork?

We need everyone to sign a volunteer waiver - click here to download the waiver. Bring the form with you on your volunteer date. Do not send it to us electronically. 

 

What if I have trouble registering on the website or additional questions?

Please call Deepa, Volunteer & HR Coordinator at (830) 625-4025 (ext. 201) or email volunteer@comalhabitat.org and we will assist you.

 

 If I volunteer with a group, will we all be able to work together?

To ensure a quality experience for our volunteers and for safety reasons, we have a maximum number of volunteers allowed on each build site. We will do our best to keep your group as close as possible.
 

What if the weather is bad?

Work will continue on site unless determined otherwise by staff. It is very rare that a work day is cancelled - most days we relocate to our construction warehouse. If a work day is cancelled, it will be announced the morning of the volunteer date at the home build site.

 

I’m ready to volunteer!  How do I get started?

It’s easy to start helping TODAY!  Click here to read about our volunteer opportunities and sign up.

 

More Questions?

 If your question was not addressed here, or if you would like to schedule a group build day, Contact Deepa, HR & Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@comalhabitat.org or call (830) 625-4025 ext. 201.

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