Our volunteers are an elite team of people who lead with their hearts. They care deeply about their neighbors and community members and work hard to affect positive change. They are the core of everything we do and we look forward to adding you to our volunteer family! Listed below are the current volunteer opportunities available with our affiliate. New opportunities for volunteering come up often, so if you don’t see something that interests you today, be sure to check back!
Click the volunteer opportunities below to see a short description. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Application Form here and submit it. The form will go directly to our Volunteer Coordinator and you will hear back within 1 week.
Click here to meet a few of our awesome volunteers. This page is updated monthly with a new volunteer and their experience working with us.
For current volunteers: to log in to your online VicNet portal, please CLICK HERE.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Committee members are volunteers who help us with a myriad of different things. From Ad Hoc event planning to ReStore advisory (RAC), our committees are groups of dedicated people who commit to working until a project is done. They do a lot of different tasks on a need by need basis and usually meet once a month. Currently, our committees are:
• ReStore Advisory
• Faith Relations
• Family Selection
• Site Development
• Resource Development
• Run, Walk, Ride
• Nick’s Gala
Yes! We do those! Are you passionate about a certain part of our mission or programs? Want to learn more about our organization or learn a new skill? Have the drive to work on a longer term individually managed project? We want you as an intern! Internships are supervised by our staff and can be for educational credit. Unfortunately, all internships done at the McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity are unpaid. Hours for internships are flexible but it is up to the student to support themselves throughout the internship. Successful interns will leave with a better understanding of the inner workings of a small non-profit, our mission, and a fantastic reference.
Volunteer of the Month
Kurt Holmgreen, Construction Volunteer
Kurt Holmgreen started volunteering with MacHabitat in 2015 and he was an out of the blue blessing! He showed up in the office one day asking to volunteer and already, after only one year with us, he is an integral part of our “regular crew”. When asked why he chose to volunteer with MacHabitat, he said, “I have always believed in giving back to the community.” Kurt has lived a life in example of that, retiring after serving 34 years with his local fire department.
Kurt got involved with Habitat through his brother-in-law who is a regular volunteer in Sisters, OR. When asked how he interacts with his community differently as a MacHabitat volunteer, Kurt replied, “It has broadened my perspective of different people coming together. I love to see different people sharing their skills and their backgrounds with one another.”
Kurt councils prospective volunteers interested in construction to, “Look at the end result of who the home is for. Don’t be concerned about not having the right skills because we all learn new skills every day we are out there.“
Besides volunteering with us, Kurt loves to camp and spend time with his family. He is also often found playing volleyball, basketball, and working with clay sculpture and watercolors. An art minor in college, Kurt is a visual person, something that can be seen at the construction site as he often makes small drawings before starting a project! When asked what super power he would choose if he could, Kurt thoughtfully said,” I would wish I could bring cohesion to groups. We are all too divided to really get to know one another. I would like to be able to have people get along and all learn to enjoy each other’s company.”
Thank you for your service, Kurt. We love having you as a volunteer!