Building Homes, Changing Lives in Northwest Vermont

Build Volunteers

Build with us!

Habitat homes are built by incoming partner families and community volunteers. Everyone is welcome, skilled or unskilled. Our build sites are judgment-free learning zones — come ask questions, gain new skills and make new friends! Our construction supervisor will teach you what you need to know and provide you with all the necessary tools, safety equipment, and training.

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The frame of a house on a sunny day
A group of Academy Mortgage volunteers posing for a photo during their Team Build day

Bring your team

A Team Build day allows your business to strengthen its team while helping families achieve their dream of affordable homeownership. Unlike spending a day doing trust falls and building marshmallow towers, we will challenge your group to communicate, work together, and create something that makes a difference. Employees will return to the workplace motivated, connected, and inspired!

Team Build donations cover the cost of building materials, supervision, t-shirts, and lunch for the group. We ask for $1000 for every ten volunteers or $100 per individual. We have a 10-person max each day; if more people want to participate, you’re happy to accommodate multiple build days.

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Women Build Week

Scheduled for August 28th – September 1st, 2023.

Our Women Build Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the housing crisis and its disproportionate impact on women-led households. Teams are responsible for raising $1,000 (or $100 per person if less than ten people) to cover the cost of the day’s building materials, site supervision, meals, and t-shirts.

Priding ourselves on being allies to all, we believe that a person is shaped by multiple overlapping identities, creating a reality greater than the sum of its parts. Gender, race, age, location, disability status, income, sexuality, and citizenship are a few of the many identities that shape our experiences and needs. We encourage self-identifying women, people of color, trans women, and women-aligned groups to participate.

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A group of women posing for a photo during Women Build Week in Burlington Vermont

New to volunteering? Here’s what to expect.

  • Volunteers must be 18+ and sign a waiver before participating.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required.
  • We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or even ruined.
  • Plan to bring sunscreen on hot days, extra layers on cooler ones, and a rain jacket.
  • Please bring a bag lunch (except for Team Build and Women Build participants) and enough water for the day. We also suggest coffee or Gatorade if you need it.
  • All tools, training, and safety equipment are provided.
  • Cancellations happen. Please be sure the e-mail address you provide is accurate and accessible. We reach out via e-mail if we need to cancel.

Have another question? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Bridget, by calling (802) 598-0355 or emailing bmientka@vermonthabitat.org.