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Benton Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer-driven organization. In 2012, we had over 36,000 volunteer hours. We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build decent, affordable houses in partnership with families in need.
Though the vast majority begin with no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction. By working side-by-side with the family who will own and live in the house, our volunteers experience the personal satisfaction of contributing to the joy created when a hardworking and deserving family realizes their dream of home ownership.
Benton Habitat volunteers contribute more than muscle. Creativity, strategy, and technical skills are among the many invaluable traits committee volunteers bring to the organization. With a minimal staff, Benton Habitat for Humanity depends upon volunteers for the majority of our work.
Our "Crooked Nail Crew" is what we like to call our regular construction volunteers. Many have been working with Habitat for several years and they can be found at the current construction site every week. You don't have to be a "Crew" member to volunteer, but they are a great resource for first-timers.
As a volunteer for Benton Habitat for Humanity, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like.
The ReStore is also a great option for volunteers. From working as a cashier to accepting donations, people find the ReStore a fun place to work (and there is always plenty of work). The ReStore is also a good option for large groups (over 12) and for children under 16.
Since the proceeds from the sales fund the building of one Habitat home each year, while also keeping tons of materials from landfills, these volunteers make a big difference in the community.