A4 - Work Experience


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Work Experience

Work Experience Volunteers commit to 10-shifts at our build sites or in our ReStores. Upon completion you will receive a certificate to include in your resume when you are seeking employment. This certificate details the hours you volunteered, including comments on your work ethic and the skills you have learned. 

Landscaping. Available through until November 1 (dependent on weather). Skill development includes building fences, laying sod, painting and planting.

ReStore. ReStore is our social enterprise that accepts donations of new and gently-used materials and sells them to the public at a discounted rate. Volunteers will gain skills in visual merchandising, product knowledge, and customer service.
  • Complete the form below (Please SKIP this step if you are already a volunteer with us)
  • Once your application is received, Volunteer Services will contact you about the next steps
  • For more information, or if you are an existing volunteer, please contact Volunteer Services at (780) 451-3416 x 237

Mandatory Safety Orientations

Safety is our first concern. Every day on each build site and in each ReStore there is a mandatory safety orientation. IMPORTANT: because site safety is so important, if you miss the safety orientation you will not be permitted to volunteer that day.

Volunteers must:
  • Be willing to learn new skills to apply to different situations
  • Be able to follow instructions independently
  • Be able to climb stairs comfortably
  • Have adequate vision
  • Be able to speak conversational English
  • Be able to lift and carry at least 15 pounds

Transportation and Vehicle Use
  • Volunteers are not permitted to use their private vehicles for any Habitat business (e.g. picking up food or supplies).
  • Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from the various volunteer locations. Habitat will not reimburse volunteers for travel expenses or mileage.

Canadian Legal Work Status
  • Volunteers who are not legally entitled to work in Canada may still be considered on an individual basis through an approval process. Contact Volunteer Services for more information (780) 451-3416.

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Contact Volunteer Services
(780) 451-3416

Note: we are located in Alberta, Canada