Volunteers wanted

Volunteers are essential to the success of Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island. Our volunteers are the backbone of our organization, helping us achieve our mission of providing affordable homeownership to the communities we serve.


When you volunteer with Habitat, you’ll have the opportunity to work on a build site, in the ReStore (Duncan and Nanaimo), ReFresh (Nanaimo), or the warehouse. Not only is it a rewarding experience, but it’s also a chance to give back to the community, make new friends, have fun, and receive on-the-job training for all the work you undertake.


Signing up to volunteer with Habitat is easy! Simply Apply to Volunteer and we’ll be in touch! We’ll guide you through the next steps, including how to obtain your Criminal Record Check. Once processed, you can sign up for an orientation session, and then start selecting shifts to volunteer on.


We appreciate your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island, and we look forward to having you join our team. Together, we can make a positive impact on our communities and help provide affordable housing for those in need.


Let us know if you would prefer to volunteer in one of the specific areas below:


ReStore Nanaimo

ReFresh Nanaimo

Warehouse Nanaimo

ReStore Duncan

Admin Office Nanaimo

Build Site Nanaimo


If you have any questions about the process of signing up or any other volunteering related question, please contact our us at: operationscoordinator@habitatmvi.org

Build Site Opportunities


  • Minimum 16 years old
  • Safety shoes required

Duties Include:

  • Construction
  • Carpentry
  • Painting

ReStore Opportunities

Duties Include:

  • Retail sales
  • Refurbishing materials
  • Stocking shelves
  • Assembling products
  • Collection and deliverables

Admin Office Opportunities

Duties Include:

  • T-shirt Inventory
  • Filing
  • Sorting and organizing marketing and promotional items
  • Painting offices
  • Creating databases
  • Supporting local HFHMVI event preparation