Team build days
Team builds are a great way for your company, organization, faith congregation or school to give back to your community and help advance a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Team builds with Habitat allow your team to learn new skills, encourages stronger relationships within your team, and engages your team members in a unique and world-renowned way.
Every day, thousands of volunteers around the world gather at Habitat constructions sites to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to call home. Will your team join them?
How do I coordinate a team build day?
Due to our construction schedule and the number of teams seeking a build day, we can only accommodate teams who donate. Team build day donations can be made at the bottom of this page. After your team’s donation is processed, we’ll will reach out to your team captain to begin coordinating your build day. To ensure everyone has a meaningful and engaging task, we can only accommodate teams of up to 10 volunteers. We recommend electing a team captain to be the link between Habitat and your team — before, during and after your team build day!
Why do you ask teams to donate?
It takes a lot of resources to keep a Habitat build site running smoothly and even more resources to complete a Habitat home. It can cost us upwards of $200,000 to build just one Habitat house, which is sold well below cost, but at market rate, to Habitat homebuyers. Build day donations begin at $1,000.
We ask your team to match your volunteer impact with a financial contribution to help cover our cost to host volunteers, including to train + supervise volunteers, buy building materials for your build day and arrange a meaningful and impactful volunteer experience for your team. All donations are fully tax deductible.
Funds can be raised by individuals, companies, or through matching funds and other grants. We will happily accept donations above the minimum price as well as provide fundraising ideas.
What does a typical team build day look like?
Team builds begin promptly at 9 am and end at 3 pm. Typically, parking is available, but we encourage car pooling and public transportation. We are currently building at a site in South Troy, NY. Teams are welcomed by a site supervisor, who will also instruct your team in safety, assign tasks, and teach any necessary skills. Tasks for the day depends on the stage of construction your team build day has been scheduled on. At lunch time, team members can share what they have been up to before going back to work and ending the day at 3 pm. Check out our answers to frequently asked questions about volunteering on our build sites!
Team build day
Your team build day begins with a donation of at least $1,000. Gifts above $1,000 are greatly appreciated and help us purchase materials for your build day. Reach out to us for fundraising ideas and support!
Your team build day includes:
All the equipment & training your team will need for the day’s tasks
Lunch for each member (team's choice between sandwiches or pizza & salad)
Habitat volunteer t-shirts for every team member
Facebook/Twitter posts of your team in action (organization’s account tagged)
Make a build day gift now
Please fill out our secure donation form below. Build day opportunities begin at a minimum of $1,000. Our average corporate gift is around $10,000. If your team needs to make an offline donation, please email your team’s name/organization and gift amount to email@example.com, and we’ll reach out for offline giving instructions.
Impact Partner team build
Building Impact Partners are businesses, foundations and faith-based organizations who believe deeply in our work of building safe and affordable housing in the Capital District. A team build day is just one of many engagement and recognition opportunity available to our Building Impact Partners. To learn more about becoming a Building Impact Partner and the engagement & recognition opportunities available, click here.
In addition to engagement and recognition opportunities available at your sponsorship level, your impact partner team build day includes:
Boxed lunch + opportunity for a “lunch and learn” with a Habitat staff member, board member or homebuyer
Habitat volunteer t-shirts with your company’s logo
Full communications package including
Facebook/Twitter/Instagram posts of your team in action (organization’s account tagged)
LinkedIn post about your team’s commitment to giving back thorough a Habitat build day (organization’s account tagged)
A mention and photo of your team in our monthly e-newsletter
All construction volunteer questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org