Your support is important to our work at Habitat for Humanity. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
Volunteers are an active part of Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity's success: they make possible the building and repairing of homes in our area.
By volunteering with WLSHFH you are making an active difference in your community:
Find the right volunteer opportunity for you
We are always looking for volunteers on our work sites to think creatively, problem solve, and work with a group to help us work on our neighbors’ homes. Experienced or not, volunteering with WLSHFH will allow you to learn skills that will allow you to work on your own home as well as being a part of a solution to the housing crisis in the area. Many of our volunteers have worked on painting, installation, trimming, window installation, framing, and even stuccoing. Only able to volunteer for a few hours? No problem! We will work with your schedule so that we can get you out on our housing projects. Have a social group that you want to join in? No problem! We always love working with groups who are passionate about their community.
Volunteer Leaders: The Blue Hard Hats
We are looking for community leaders who are experienced with carpentry or construction who want to lead our volunteers on project sites in our Blue Hard Hat (BHH) volunteer program. Projects have included for past BHH leaders has been building a shed; replacing a deck with an elongated stutter-step; painting garages with a group of volunteers. These leaders would represent WLSHFH in a unique role as a representative of the affiliate. We will work with a Blue Hard Hat volunteer’s schedule so that they can lead at their convenience!
Office volunteers will help keep our administrative tasks running smoothly through a variety of tasks; the primary task will be assisting our office to track donor and volunteer data through a CRM so that we can coordinate with the community more efficiently. We need motivated people who have been or want to be involved with data entry, filing, preparing mailings, designing marketing materials, and writing the monthly e-newsletter. We work with everyone who has an interest in helping the office become more impactful. If you are eager to join but have a hectic schedule or physical limitations, we can work with you so that you can help improve your community.
Looking to make your resume more district while also working on improving your community? There are several ways ways you can volunteer with WLSHFH: in a committee to use what you have learned in your classes; by working on a project site with a team; by running a fundraising event at your school to raise awareness and funding; or by working in the office to study our CRM and dataentry. You can be a fantastic asset to this Habitat affiliate while learning new skills that will help you in your professional career.
Committees form part of the governance of WLSHFH that help raise awareness of the organization; select families to help service with either Age in Place or home building; plan construction scheduling for the homes for the volunteers. Each committee works to enhance the affiliate’s organizational capacity to better serve the community.Our committees include Construction and Site Selection, Family Selection and Support, Marketing and Development, and Finance, and meet on a monthly basis (1-4 hours a month). There is an interview process, so please apply through the volunteer page.
Food Prep Volunteer
Get a group together and provide a service everyone loves: food! We are looking for food prep volunteers to either bring snacks to a build site, or host a group. This is a perfect opportunity for a congregation to get involved.
Pedal to build a cycle of hope.
Raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity.
Participate in the Habitat 500 Bike Ride.
Now in its 27th year, Habitat 500 is a 6-day, 500 mile bike ride that raises funds and awareness for Habitat for Humanity. Coordinated by Habitat for Humanity of MN, the ride visits Habitat affiliates, build sites, and partner families.
This year, the ride begins and ends in Hermantown, and we would love to have a strong team riding for WLSHFH!
3-day and 1-day options are also available, each with a shorter total distance.
1-day Ride (Loops on Sunday, July 14 or Tuesday, July 16)
3-day Ride (Sunday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 16 or Wednesday, July 17 through Friday, July 19)
6-day Ride (Sunday, July 14 through Friday, July 19)
We are basing this year's Ride around three home base communities. This allows us to alternate between loop days and travel days to the next community. Each of the loop days will offer different distance options--a standard day's distance of approximately 70 miles, and a long loop that will allow riders interested in riding the full 500 miles the ability to do so in six days.
Each rider raises funds from family, friends, businesses, and church groups and designates the Habitat for Humanity affiliates they wish to support (both locally and around the world). This ride is coordinated and hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota.
We limit participation to 135 riders. Each rider is required to pay a registration fee and raise funds.
$400 (Regular, 6-day Ride)
$300 (Early-bird and all 1st year riders, 6-day Ride)
$200 (3-day Ride)
$100 (1-day Ride)
Fundraising: 6-day or 3-day riders must raise a minimum of $500, and 1-day riders must raise at least $250.
For more information:
Call: 612-331-4439 ext. 4
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Make A True Change
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Habitat for Humannity an even better Volunteer Organization than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.
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This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Habitat for Humannity. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.