Join us in the fight against poverty housing and homelessness — lend a hand and your voice today. We have lots of ways for you to get involved! Learn about the opportunities below and then sign up to become a volunteer.
You can generate strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter by helping to build Habitat homes! By volunteering with Habitat, you can be a part of creating the change you want to see in our community. Together, we can all help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Construction Site Volunteering
We welcome volunteers of all abilities on our construction sites – no prior experience required! Our supervisors are poised and ready to teach and train and we want your volunteer experience to be as rewarding and productive for you as it is for us. Construction tasks include framing, hanging drywall, painting, laying flooring, landscaping, plumbing, electrical work and even installing the kitchen sink. Join us for a work day and experience first-hand how we put donations to work and how you can be a part of the affordable housing solution.
Here are some pro tips to make the most of the work day:
- We can accommodate volunteers of all skill levels.
- Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
- Bring a water bottle and pack a lunch if you plan to stay the whole day (there are also places to purchase lunch nearby the job site).
- You can stay for any portion of the day that you can make it.
What is Women Build?
Women Build aims to provide women with an opportunity to help families build strength, stability and independence, all while empowering themselves and one another by learning new skills and building Habitat homes.
Want to learn how to build a house?
- Are you looking for a rewarding, tangible volunteer experience?
- Have you always wanted to know how to run power tools, but felt too afraid to try?
- Prefer construction nails over acrylics?
Women Build is for you! Since 2010, our Women Build program has been offering hands-on learning and training opportunities, events, fundraisers and countless on-site build days to help hundreds of female volunteers transform our community and make a lasting difference in the lives of our Habitat homeowners. There’s no experience necessary to participate. You’ll work under the guidance of skilled supervisors and seasoned construction volunteers, and also alongside other female volunteers and our future Habitat homeowners. Most all of our Women Build work days and trainings are lead exclusively by women, women who care about our community as much as you do, and who want to help empower others with the skills and confidence to make a difference through building Habitat homes. Bring your friends or family with you and volunteer together or, come alone and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly. We’re focused on empowerment, education and fun. Come ready to learn, leave with a smile and a tool belt full of new skills.
Other volunteer opportunities
Habitat isn’t just hammer swinging; we need all sorts of volunteers in order to accomplish our mission. Consider opportunities like serving on a committee where you can help identify building lots or support our homeowners-to-be, staffing an event, or providing lunch for a hungry construction crew – just to name a few! If you’re interested in learning more about the many ways you can support our work, contact us at email@example.com.
Every voice can be an advocate for affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity defines advocacy as changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing. Habitat serves as a voice for people in need of decent housing by working to change laws and shape policies that affect access to housing. Just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. You can join people our community and all over the world who are advocating for additional access to decent and affordable housing. Advocating on behalf of those living in poor conditions is a priority for Habitat. We wholeheartedly believe that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, success and health that might have been part of a family’s life for years, if not generations. Learn more about how you can advocate with us at both the state and national level – together we can exponentially increase access to decent, affordable housing for all.