Women Build Weekend is all about empowerment.  It’s a rare opportunity to put a tool in your hands, try something new, and do that in a supportive, energetic environment alongside talented and fabulous local women.

Join women of all skill levels to participate in hands-on construction training and practice those techniques while building for Habitat for Humanity.  You’ll learn something new and leave with skills and confidence.  Equally important, you’ll be doing good for our community.  The time and energy that you share with us help raise funds and build more affordable Habitat homes.

With a rock-solid crew of more than a dozen local women crew leaders, there’s no shortage of skill or motivation to support you.  Women Build’s leaders come with decades of construction expertise, a passion for engaging other women in the trades, and a willingness to share their time and skills.  Habitat’s Women Builders quietly uplift and support one another and also have a genuine desire to share their skills and introduce more women to construction, carpentry, and Habitat.  Women Build Weekend is where they unleash that desire and shine.

Register today for a unique and empowering volunteer experience.  Whether it’s just a few hours or for the whole weekend, we guarantee that Women Build Weekend will leave you feeling confident in your abilities, well-trained in basic carpentry and tool use, and satisfied from helping local families who are working to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance by purchasing a volunteer-built Habitat home.

Lastly, where does this magic take place?  We’re super grateful to Cathy Allen and Hancock Plaza Properties for the use of their convenient location of the DMV parking lot on Third Street in Ithaca.