Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

volunteer orientation


Step 1

Introduction to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Our Vision

Seeking to put love and faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County brings people together to build homes, community and hope.

Our Mission

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat believes that every man, women, and child deserves a simple and decent place to live.

Our Impact

Habitat OC was founded in 1988 and has built in 15 cities in Orange County. Since its creation, Habitat OC has built 208 homes, repaired 77 veteran and civilian homes, and thus served more than 3,000 men, women, and children throughout Orange County.

So what will our community look like when we have fulfilled our mission?

  • Safer, cleaner neighborhoods
  • Financially stable families
  • Successful students

Habitat OC program families

Habitat OC selects families based on three criteria:

  • The first criteria is a need for improved housing
  • The second criteria is the ability to pay:
    • Meet income guidelines
    • Have good credit & low debt
    • Meet residency requirement
  • The third criteria is willingness to partner with Habitat OC

Each adult applicant purchasing a Habitat OC home agrees to invest 250 hours of sweat equity. “Sweat equity” means a Habitat OC homeowner invests time and labor, not just money, into building their community. Usually, this means helping to build homes in the family’s new neighborhood. It may also include working in other areas of Habitat OC like the office or a Habitat OC ReStore.

Step 2

Introduction to the Habitat OC ReStores and Safety

Habitat OC ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell quality new and gently-used home furniture, appliances, and building materials to the public at discounted prices.

Volunteers like you give our stores a unique and friendly environment that keeps shoppers and donors coming back. As a Habitat OC ReStore volunteer, you might help unload donations, stock the shelves, and assist shoppers in the store. Whether you wish to learn new skills or just help out, your volunteer hours keep out costs low so more dollars go towards Habitat OC’s affordable homeownership mission.

Proceeds from the Habitat OC ReStores in Anaheim and Santa Ana help fund the construction of affordable Habitat OC homes. When you shop, donate, or volunteer, YOU are helping hardworking limited-income families in Orange County build strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Santa Ana Parking Map

Restore Volunteer Safety Video

Anaheim Parking Map

stay in touch

Get our weekly specials delivered straight to your inbox!

follow us

Check out how other Habitat OC ReStore shoppers are showing off their #ReStoreOC style on social media!

Close Panel