"True riches come from a life of service..." - Millard Fuller, founder, Habitat For Humanity International
Since 1994, Coastal Habitat has run on volunteer energy. If you have the interest and time to volunteer, there is a place for you, guaranteed to make an impact. Below is a summary list of volunteer areas, some requiring as little as a three-hour monthly commitment.
Please fill out the volunteer skills and interest form and we will be in touch with you within 72 hours.
Home Repair & Construction
Volunteers do not need to have any construction experience however those with specific electrical, plumbing, sheetrocking, contractor, etc. skills are welcome and can ultimately manage a team, if they like. Teams work all year, every season and weather condition. Corporate Social Responsibility leaders and skilled trade individuals, click here for customized volunteer programs. All first-time volunteers must complete and print the Volunteer Waiver Form.
To work on a Coastal Habitat construction site or Neighborhood Revitalization project, volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and at least 18 years old to operate power tools.
Neighborhood Revitalization Program
Whether due to age, disability or family circumstance, some low-income homeowners are no longer able to maintain their homes. After many years of deferred maintenance, properties decline significantly and result in code violations, loss of homeowner insurance and even mortgage foreclosure. This impacts not just individual homeowners but entire neighborhoods. By restoring and repairing homes, volunteers provide a helping hand to low-income homeowners - including seniors, veterans and the disabled. One-day projects typically include painting, light home repair, landcaping, etc. from late-spring to early fall. All first time volunteers must complete and print the Volunteer Waiver Form.
Coastal Habitat is always looking for people with administrative skills and business backgrounds to help run the day-to-day operations. The organization also needs volunteers willing to donate professional services (writing, graphic design, administrative, video production event coordination, procurement, donor outreach, photography, etc.). Time investments are flexible and dependent upon the role and responsibility. Most positions are based at the administrative office in Asbury Park.
Each year, the Saturday prior to Mother's Day, Women Build volunteers typically paint and landscape a designated property in Coastal Monmouth County. Please complete the Volunteer Skills and Interests form and we will be sure to contact you as we plan for the next Women Build. All first time volunteers must complete and print the Volunteer Waiver Form.
Since 2007, Coastal Habitat has operated a resale store, the ReStore, in Asbury Park. The 8,000 square foot retail warehouse accepts donations of used furniture, housewares, home decor, appliances and more which are then sold to the general public. Proceeds from the store directly impact the Southern Monmouth County community. The store is managed by a professional retail team supported by 30+ volunteers. Volunteers typically help clean, sort merchandise, set merchandise on the salesfloor, provide customer service, answer phone calls, organize sales, screen donations via phone, assist with graphic design, photography, etc. - every role is imperative to the store's daily function. All first time volunteers must complete and print the Volunteer Waiver Form.
Volunteer opportunities vary due to insurance restrictions. Please visit Coastal Habitat's Students page for customized programs for students of all ages.
Coastal Habitat's operating committees are an integral component of the organization's short and long-term success. Read more about specific committees here.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out the volunteer skills and interest form and we'll be in touch with you within 72 hours.