Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is the proud recipient of Habitat Michigan's 2022 Affiliate of the Year! Click here to learn more

GET INVOLVEDLet’s Build The Future Together.

We partner with people to build or improve places to call home. Your service and support helps us create a community where everyone has a decent place to live.

Whether you make a financial gift or donate your time, when you partner with Macomb Habitat you’re helping to build a stronger, brighter Macomb County.

Volunteer Calendar

You Can Make A Difference With Macomb Habitat

The stability and security of an affordable home can make all the difference for a family’s future. Every Habitat home changes lives: those of our Partner Families, and all those who support them in their journey to a better tomorrow.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, individuals, and community service programs. No experience is required- You can learn new skills while helping to build affordable homes in our region.

When you volunteer with Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, you support a critical mission while building skills, relationships, and communities. By coming together, we can give working families the keys they need to unlock the doors of independence, stability, and opportunity!

Where We Use Volunteers

  1. Residential Builds
    Whether it’s the rehab of an existing structure or a ground-up new build, our experienced construction teams work with volunteers to prepare homes for low-income families to purchase.
  2. Critical Home Repairs
    These mostly-exterior repairs involve providing seniors, veterans, persons with a disability, or low-income families safe improvements to their homes.
  3. ReStores
    Both of our ReStores use volunteers to help organize household goods, load purchases, unload donations, and work with customers.
  4. Other
    Periodic office projects and mailings, welcoming site hosts for volunteer work days, special event help and much more.

Join Us

Our volunteers provide expertise, leadership, labor, and support at our construction sites, main office, events, and our two ReStores. Macomb Habitat can’t do it without YOU!

Volunteer Story

I saw Jimmy Carter on television back in 1990, and he was talking abut this organization called Habitat for Humanity. At the time, I had done a few remodeling projects around my house and I thought, “Now, here’s something I might be interested in.”

Volunteering with Habitat got me started with skills that eventually allowed me to open my own remodeling business, which I have been doing now for over 30 years.

Some of the best friends that I have were made through Habitat- whether it was going on road trips to various builds out of state, or just contributing to the mission which is simple, affordable housing.

I think is important for everyone to have a stable home to call their “base of operations.”

– Tom Thompson, longtime Macomb Habitat volunteer

“Most volunteers will agree, we get just as much, if not more, out of the program as the homeowners we help.”

Deb McKinley, Macomb Habitat's Women Build Coordinator

Volunteer Questions

To get started, sign up directly on Macomb County Habitat for Humanity’s Volunteer Calendar. If you are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis or coordinating a group volunteering event, please email Lori Spooner at

You can cancel anytime by removing yourself from the Volunteer Calendar or emailing Lori Spooner at

The minimum age required to volunteer is 16 years old. This is a Habitat International regulation. Youth aged 16 and older may engage in most all ReStore and construction activities, provided they are not designated hazardous activities. Individuals must be 18 years old to operate power tools and work at heights above 6 feet.

If you do not feel safe to drive due to weather conditions, please don’t. If you are signed up to work at one of our Habitat ReStores, you will be contacted regarding any closures.

We love experienced volunteers, but the vast majority of our volunteers have never had more construction experience than painting a bedroom or hanging a picture on the wall. Our site supervisors will teach you everything you need to know on your Build Day.

We encourage volunteers to dress in layers. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, stained, etc. Heavy footwear is recommended and closed toed shoes must be worn. No open-toed or high-heeled shoes are permitted.

Lunch is not provided by the Habitat team. We encourage individuals to pack a lunch and a water bottle.

Everything that you need for volunteering will be supplied. Volunteers may bring their own hand tools, such as hand gloves, hammers, construction measuring tapes, tool belts, marking pencils and utility knives, but we encourage you to clearly label them and keep track of them throughout the day. Macomb Habitat does not take responsibility for lost or damaged items.

Help build homes and hope with Habitat!

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