HFHNFV to begin our third decade with an ambitious goal...twice the homes in half the time. 

In 2011, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley entered into its third decade. During our first 20 years, 60 homes were built or rehabbed. Our goal for the next 10 years is to complete 120 homes: twice the homes in half the time. 

Habitat for Humanity homes are built primarily through volunteer construction labor, which helps keep the cost of the homes affordable for our buyers. Project directors, crew leaders, and crew members are all volunteers.   

Volunteer Opportunities

The driving force behind our organization is our volunteers— those who contribute a day, a week, a few months, to help turn Habitat’s vision into a reality. Help build, serve on a committee, help run our ReStore, assist in fundraising events, donate materials,  
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Volunteers – Register Here for Upcoming Projects

Critical Needs: 

Call our office (847) 836-1432 to discuss these options. Ask for Barb, Bill or Olivia.

  • Project Leader: Experienced construction professional or an amateur capable of running a build site, ordering materials, organizing work days and leading build activities.

  • T-Shirt Rollers: We are in desperate need of volunteers to roll t-shirts. This is a great job for anyone of any age, unlike our job sites. Sign-up for the receptionist slot on VolunteerUP, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Olivia, to set up a time for you or a group of friends to come in and roll our 2014 t-shirts so we can start distributing them to volunteers!!

A Great and Fun Opportunity, Help us Flex our Hammers: 

  • Site Host: As we expand our capacity, we now need site hosts at our new build sites. The site host welcomes the group to the site, gives a brief overview of Habitat and our local Northern Fox Valley affiliate (of course we provide training as required to the host), helps with the collection of waivers, and gives out name tags. The host takes a group shot of the team for our web site so that HFHNFV can give group recognition. This critical function sets the tone for the day. This is a great way to meet some great volunteers. Site hosts are of course welcome to stay and enjoy the day for as long as they want. Call our office (847) 836-1432 for details or send e-mail to olivia.vlahos@habitatnfv.org for more information.

Community and Corporate Groups

Volunteer days are available for community and corporate groups. Teams should call the Habitat for Humanity office at (847) 836-1432 to discuss opportunities, including our build day program.

Orientation Meetings 

Volunteer Orientation meetings provide information on Habitat for Humanity’s history, programs, and a variety of volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering, this is the best way to get infomration on our volunteer opportunities. For corporate groups volunteering at our build sites, we hold mini-orientations prior to the start of the build day. 

New volunteer orientation meetings at are held at our ReStore located at 800 N. State (Route 31), Elgin, approx. 1 mile south of I-90. From March through November, meetings are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 10:00am. December through February, there is one meeting on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00am.

Register to Attend a Volunteer Orientation

(NOTE: To register for the orientation meeting, first register as a volunteer, then register for an orientation.)

For more information prior to attending a meeting,

Volunteer Evaluation Form

We’d love your feedback about your recent volunteering experience. Please take a few minutes and send comments to Olivia Vlahos, Volunteer Coordinator, or login to our automated system and take our volunteer survey.