At the construction site

Volunteers from NYS Homes & Community Renewal

Volunteers from NYS Homes & Community Renewal

We use a combination of professional and volunteer labor to build Habitat homes. We welcome volunteers of all skill levels to join us, and believe in volunteerism as a social change strategy.

We ask that you commit to arriving on time and working with us for your entire scheduled shift (typically 9 am to 3 pm). We're counting on you to help us build. We provide all the tools and skills training you’ll need to make an impact on the build site—just make sure you wear closed-toed toes, weather-appropriate gear and clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty.

Please note that volunteers must be at least 16 years of age  to volunteer on site. Volunteers ages 16-17 must have parental consent. To learn more about volunteer opportunities for youth under 16, click here.

Check out our answers to frequently asked questions, including questions about community service.

Going into Habitat as a research chemist, I knew very little about construction. Now, I know all of the building codes, and I know how to do a bunch of different things I never thought I would know how to do.
— Don S., Habitat Volunteer

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Questions about volunteering? Check out our answers to frequently asked questions.