Volunteer with habitat!

Volunteer FAQs

What volunteer opportunities are available?

  • Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks including framing, roofing, drywall, painting or siding. We also look for individuals to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days, and for help in the St. Croix Falls or Spooner ReStores. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please call the Office at 715-483-2700 ext. 10 for builds, and the St.Croix Falls ReStore at 715-483-2700 ext. 16 or the Spooner ReStore at 715-635-4771 to volunteer.

Do I need to sign up to volunteer?

  • Yes, you need to sign up in advance to volunteer. Please contact the office at 715-483-2700 ext. 10, to sign up for a specific build day. Check our calendar on our homepage for days that we want volunteers.

What do I wear?

  • Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site, in an office or at a ReStore. You may get dirty!

What do I bring?

  • If you have safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure or gloves, feel free to bring them if you are volunteering on a construction site. If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you. Be conscious of the weather outside. Always bring enough water, sunscreen, a sweatshirt and other items you may use when volunteering. 

What should I expect for a build day?

  • 8:00 a.m. — Check-in at build site
  • 8:15 a.m. — Morning devotion and safety meeting
  • 8:30 a.m. — Construction begins
  • 12:00 p.m. — Lunch break
  • 12:30 p.m. — Construction
  • 3:00 p.m. — Clean-up
  • 3:30 p.m. — Build day ends

What if I have no previous construction experience? Can I still volunteer?

  • Yes! We do not require previous construction experience. Volunteers may be divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you what you will be doing on your build day.

What if I have previous construction experience?

  • We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please contact the office 715-483-2700 ext. 10 for more details.

Who do I contact for more information?

  • Please contact office (Builds) at 715-483-2700 ext. 10,  the St. Croix Falls ReStore at 715-483-2700 ext.16 or the Spooner ReStore at 715-635-4771

It's easy to volunteer!

There are many different ways to Volunteer with Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity! For general questions about volunteering with Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity or if you are volunteering with a big group, contact the office at 715-483-2700 ext. 10, the St. Croix Falls ReStore at 715-483-2700 ext. 16 or the Spooner ReStore at 715-635-4771.


We have the following restrictions for volunteers under the age of 18:


Ages 14 and 15

  • Must be supervised on a 1 youth: 1 adult ratio
  • Must submit a Release and Waiver of Liability for a minor signed by a parent or a legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties and help with site support
  • Can not work on excavation, demolition, with power tools or at heights above 6 feet
  • Can not be on-site during construction

​​Ages 16 and 17

  • Must be supervised on a 3 youths: 1 adult ratio
  • Must submit a Release and Waiver of Liability for a minor signed by a parent or a legal guardian prior to performing any volunteer activity
  • Can assist with general construction or carpentry
  • Can not work on excavation, demolition, or with power tools
  • Can not work at heights above 6 feet or on the roof​

For more information about our age restrictions, please email our office at office@wildrivershabitat.org or call (715) 483-2700 ext 10.