Volunteer

“The support from the volunteer staff is second to none and we riders feel very pampered.” –longtime Habitat 500 Rider

In-Person Habitat 500 Event

*Update*: most of our volunteer roles for 2022 are filled — thanks to all who are supporting this year! Please email habitat500@hfhmn.org to inquire about the specialized roles we have left open.

Volunteers play an integral role in making the Habitat 500 a successful event. Riders raise funds for the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes as well as build awareness and support for the mission of Habitat for Humanity. Through your contribution of volunteer support for the ride, you’re helping to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter for Habitat homeowners across Minnesota, the United States, and around the world.

Each year, volunteers join riders for the in-person event, sleeping in overnight hosts’ gyms or outside in tents and eating breakfast and dinner with them each day. The Habitat 500 counts on volunteers to help the Ride go smoothly each year!

Volunteer Recruitment will begin in February 2022. Interested? Email habitat500@hfhmn.org for more information!

Volunteer roles include:

  • Route Marker: in teams of two, drive the route for the next day’s ride and put down spray paint arrows and signs to direct riders
  • Rest Stop Volunteers: in a team of 2-3, prepare and refill food and beverage for riders at a church or park location, setting up tables and tents when needed
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical
  • Photographer & Videographer
  • Safety Team

You can also sign up as a general volunteer and have us put you where we most need!

All volunteers should be available for orientation on July 14th, then for the long weekend to volunteer (July 15-17).

Please email habitat500@hfhmn.org for more information about volunteer opportunities!

               Volunteer Handbook

2022 Habitat 500: Bike @ Home

If you’re looking for virtual volunteer opportunities in 2022, here are some ways to get involved:

  • Bike: If you’ve always thought about riding but weren’t sure you were ready, this is the perfect year to try it out! There are no mileage or fundraising requirements for the 2022 Bike @ Home, making it accessible to any level cyclist. Register here!
  • Virtual Volunteer: We also invite volunteers to get involved in creative ways this year: join a committee to help us plan awesome events and activities for riders, create a virtual rest stop, share videos, design contests, or come up with your own unique way to get involved. Have an idea? Email kaitlyn@hfhmn.org!
  • Support: If cycling or virtual volunteering isn’t for you, keep updated on the event by following our Facebook page, staying on our newsletter list, or supporting a rider with a donation here.