Neighbors helping Neighbors
Volunteers are the core of Hearts and Hammers. Our mission is “Building Community through Work Projects”.
We need home to work on. If you are a homeowner who would like to be considered for our workday please fill out an application.
Selections are made based upon financial and other needs.
It takes money to buy materials for our work projects. Please make a donation to our cause. By doing so you are helping your neighbors.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. all doantions are tax deductable.
Building Community through Work Projects
Volunteer OpportunitiesJoin us for our 2020 Work Day tentatively scheduled for October 3rd. Volunteering with North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers will be a memorable day for everyone, meeting new friends and some sweat equity to benefit your neighbors. Hearts and Hammers was founded on the principle of building community through work projects. Bringing people together is our ultimate goal. We will start our day at 6:30 am, When you arrive you will be assigned to a work party. Each work party has a number assigned to it and a house captain who is in charge of the projects for a specific home with projects. Get to know your team members over a coffee and a continental breakfast. There will be a an overview of the day, a safety talk and then a group photo before heading out to your assigned work location. We need volunteers with a wide range of skills, including: Painters ~ Plumbers ~ Drivers ~ Electricians ~ Carpenters ~ Cooks & Kitchen Helpers ~ Yard Workers & Gardeners ~ Willing Laborers ~ Pick-up Trucks & Drivers ~ Wood Splitters. Sign up to Help
All ages are welcome from 12 -112Unfortunately, we can’t allow anyone under 12 to volunteer.
12-15 year olds with a medical release may work with their parents only.
16-17 year olds need the medical release and written parental permission. Please arrange your own childcare for children under 12. Please download and print the release form here 2020 H&H Minor Waiver. Without the release, House Captains will not be able to let minors work. Here is the 2020 H&H Adult Waiver, too, in case you want to just get them all signed at once!
Refer – A – Home
We need homes to work on in order to have a work day. We only work on homes that are owned by the homeowner and all projects must be able to be completed in a single work day.
To request help from Hearts & Hammers on our workday, please click the button below.Submit Application
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit
We need building materials and supplies. So of that will be donated by community businesses and some for some of it we need cash donations to purchase supples.
We hold an annaul spaghetti dinner fundraiser each February to kick off the year and get our fundraising started.
We greatly apprecaiate and cash donations by check or through our paypal account.Mail checks to:
North Whidbey Hearts and Hammers
316 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers’ Mission
To provide volunteers with the opportunity to build community by connecting neighbors-in-need with neighbors who can help them remain safe and healthy in their homes.
What is Hearts and Hammers?Hearts & Hammers, started on South Whidbey Island in the State of Washington, as a community of local volunteers that repair and rehabilitate the homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work alone. What began in 1994 as a pilot project under the sponsorship of the Langley United Methodist Church, has become an independent non-profit program supported by the larger community. Over the years the idea of Hearts and Hammers has grown and other communities have created their own Hearts and Hammers organizations. One day every year over 400 volunteers gather on the first weekend of May bringing needed repairs to homeowners. North Whidbey Hearts and Hammers is following the example of our South and Central Whidbey Neighbors. We held our first workday in 2019, with 80 volunteers completing work on 5 homes.
What repairs are done?
We do whatever repairs and renovations are possible within the scope of a one-day work party, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work, painting, plastering, weatherization, heavy cleaning, some roof repair, yard cleanup and trash removal.
Who pays for the repairs?
There is no charge to the homeowners for labor or materials. Cost are covered by fund-raising events, donations from individuals, churches and service organizations, grants and donations from foundations and corporations, and by in-kind donations of labor and materials.
Who do we help?
Homeowners who are physically or financially unable to do necessary repairs are eligible. Priority is given to health and safety concerns. There are no eligibility forms to be filled. A Hearts & Hammers board member will be in touch and ask a few questions. Sign-up on our web site, email or call us. if you would like to have your home considered for our annual workday.
Phone: call 360-499-2005
Why is Hearts & Hammers needed?
Maintaining a home can be physically or financially difficult for the elderly, the disabled, or anyone with limited resources. Hearts & Hammers volunteer crews hope to build community spirit and compassion while giving neighbors a helping hand.
Hearts and Hammers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to build community through work projects.Address: 316 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Hearts and Hammers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a mission to build community through work projects.
We perform repairs for homeowners who cannot financially or physically do it themselves.
February 2021 – Fundraising Dinner
October 3, 2020 – Work Day