Volunteers Needed — No Experience Necessary!
For all volunteer opportunities, you must first register on our Volunteer Matrix. Then you will be able to choose your location and shift(s) on the Volunteer Calendar.
Already registered? Returning volunteers can simply log in to the Matrix and select a shift.
Please allow about 30-minutes to complete your initial registration as you will be required to watch two videos, as part of our orientation and safety training process.
2018 Construction Plans
We are actively recruiting volunteers in both the Comox Valley and Campbell River.
Our long-term goal is to build a total of 21 homes on the North Island — 11 in Campbell River and 10 in Courtenay — from 2017 through 2020. We moved families into two of those 21 homes last fall. Now, we have begun the most ambitious (and exciting) period in our history, by building in two communities and in our fabrication shop all at the same time!
This year marks Phase II of our long-term plan, and we will build four more homes at 477 Hilchey Road in Campbell River and the first four homes at 1330 Lake Trail Road in Courtenay. The walls for all eight of these homes are built in our fabrication shop in Campbell River and then transported to the worksites.
No experience necessary.
Our homes are built almost entirely by both skilled and unskilled volunteers, under the direction of our staff Site Supervisors and volunteer Team Leaders. Whether you are an experienced contractor or have never picked up a hammer in your life, we can use your help.
We provide all the tools, equipment and safety gear you will need for the day, and no previous experience is necessary. (Note that our selection of steel-toed safety footwear is limited, so if you have your own boots or can borrow from someone, that is great.)
Know that we take your safety seriously! Each day starts with a Safety Orientation and review of the day’s tasks, plus an explanation of what area of construction will be worked on that day.
Want to help, but don’t want to swing a hammer?
That’s okay! We have several volunteer positions where you may be able to help.
Questions? Review our Q & A section
Terri Perrin, Community Engagement Manager