Through the Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NR), Habitat for Humanity will serve more families by responding to community needs with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, enhancing the quality of life for all. Learn more about Neighborhood Revitalization.
NR volunteering is available on selected days, as projects arise. There are two ways to get involved:
- Block Condition Surveys
Small groups of 5-10 volunteers to help walk through a specified neighborhood making notes about the condition of the neighborhood and the homes located within that area. For example, they make notes about how many vacant or blighted lots are in that area, how many homes need exterior repairs, they note whether street numbers are visibly painted on the curb, and check to see if sidewalks are accessible or if they are in disrepair, etc. Sometimes volunteers will ask residents to participate in a short survey about the condition of their neighborhood and its overall safety, their satisfaction, etc. Training is provided beforehand for these types of volunteer opportunities and you will be accompanied by either a Pensacola Habitat staff person or someone from City Hall.
Volunteers 18 or older must sign a waiver to participate. Volunteers 14-18 must have a youth waiver signed by a parent or guardian to participate and work side-by-side with a mentor 21 or over to participate.
- Neighborhood Clean-up Campaigns
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity partners with local neighborhood associations to schedule a “neighborhood clean-up” day one Saturday each month. Tasks include planting trees and bushes along medians and sidewalks, painting addresses on the curb so that emergency responder vehicles can easily locate addresses, trash clean-up, mowing and clearing vacant lots, minor exterior home repairs, and neighborhood beautification in general.
Volunteers 18 or older must sign a waiver to participate. Volunteers 14-17 may participate in projects where power tools are not in use (i.e. painting, landscaping, etc). Youth must have a youth waiver signed by a parent or guardian to participate. One chaperone is needed for every five 14-15-year-old volunteers; one chaperone is needed for every ten 16-17-year-old volunteers.
Get Started Now!
- Create a user profile on pensacolahabitat.org/volunteernow/
- Choose a volunteer opportunity to fit your schedule.
- Receive a confirmation email with details about your project the Thursday before your selected date.
- Identify a team leader who will serve as coordinator for your project.
- Discuss group availability (weekday versus weekend).
- Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kevin Thomas, at (850) 434-5456 x140 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss workday availability for your group.