how to get involved


We rely on thousands of volunteers every year to help us carry out our mission. Whether you are an individual or part of a group wanting to volunteer your time, we have several opportunities available. By volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Columbus, you can be a part of the change you want to see in our community. 


Today, 1.6 billion people around the world live in inadequate shelter. You can help change that statistic by taking action against poverty housing. One way to join the fight is to become part of our Global Impact Program by donating to our Global Impact Fund (Tithe Program) or joining a Global Village mission trip.

Do you love to travel but want to be more than a tourist? Do you want to deeply and uniquely experience another country and another culture? We invite you to join a Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Global Village volunteer team led by our own Jean Kurtenbach and build decent, affordable shelter in a world destination alongside members of the host community. Each trip itinerary is balanced with work, rest, and cultural experiences. No construction experience is necessary. Only a positive attitude and flexibility are required. A Global Village mission trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something truly meaningful, discover a new culture and new friends, and learn some new things about yourself, too.   

Campus Committee

The Campus Committee provides high school students an opportunity to make a positive influence in our community through Habitat for Humanity of Columbus. The Campus Committee completes projects given by the Board of Directors or proposed by the committee itself. The committee is also the means of communication to the local schools to inform students of opportunities to get involved with the Campus Committee. A leadership team with representatives from four area high schools and CCC with at least two roles filled (President, Treasurer) plans the activities. The leadership team is responsible for organizing and conducting events, leading the committee, making decisions that affect the committee’s outcome, and voting on new members. New members of the committee may be appointed at any time. Projects must be funded by fundraising events, donations, and/or grants. Student volunteers can be recruited/volunteer for specific workdays and participate in any workdays associated with the Campus Committee. The Campus Committee needs at least one advisor from a school in the surrounding area per unit. The advisor is responsible for: providing guidance and advice to the Campus Committee leaders, attending leadership team meetings, assisting the committee with school relations, and helping provide insight and/or work on committee specific projects. The leadership team, along with advisor(s), must meet at least once a month. Each school should work to develop a chapter in their school that includes at least one educational experience and one fundraising experience per year with their student body.