Volunteer Registration

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley uses VolunteerUP, an online volunteer management system. To visit VolunteerUP, be sure to click the "Sign UP Today to Help" VolunteerUP button to the left.

Everyone must register to volunteer. This process allows us to communicate effectively regarding volunteer needs, events, build schedules, last-minute cancellations, and other news items. Once you are registered, you can access our calendar and register for all of our contruction volunteer opportunities online.

Individual Volunteers: Effective October 1, 2015, volunteer orientations will once again be required for first-time individual volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with our organization, but have not done so in the past, please visit VolunteerUP by clicking the button above to sign-up for a volunteer orientation.

Orientations take place on the first and third Saturday mornings of the month at 10:00am at ReStore Elgin, located at 800 N. State St. (Route 31). Orientations usually last about 45 minutes. 

To register and sign-up as a volunteer on one of our job sites, you must use VolunteerUP. Here you can see our entire construction calendar, including where and when we are working and what projects we are currently working on. Individual volunteers can sign up for as little or as many build days as they would like.

Groups:  If you are a new volunteer and part of a team, you must still register on VolunteerUP. You many register the same way as an individual volunteer. However, once you reach the "Groups/Teams" section of the registration page, be sure to check the box next to the group(s) you are part of. Group build days are limited to 12 volunteers maximum on a build site for legal and safety reasons. This also ensures that everyone has a task to work on during the day and is enjyoing each minute of the time to the fullest extent. To register a college, church, sports team, community organization, or any other group for a build day, please contact Jenny Ackerman, Volunteer & Outreach Manager, directly by calling the affiliate office at 847-836-1432 or emailing jenny.ackerman@habitatnfv.org. Jenny will work with you to reserve a build day for just your team and send you specific instructions to distribute to your group to prepare to volunteer as a team with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley. To register a corporate team build day with your work, please contact Bill Klaves, Associate Director, by calling the affiliate office at 847-836-1432 or emailing bill.klaves@habitatnfv.org