Building Homes, Changing Lives in Northwest Vermont

Construction Volunteers

Come build with us!

Habitat homes are built by incoming partner families and community volunteers. No construction experience is needed, and all safety equipment and tools are provided. Our build sites are judgment-free – ask questions, learn new skills and make new friends! Our construction supervisor will teach you everything you need to know.

Bring your team

Team Build 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 return to the workplace motivated, connected, and inspired! We provide all the tools, materials, and training — you provide a tax-deductible donation and the helping hands.

Team Build donations cover the cost of building materials, supervision, t-shirts, and lunch for the group. Donation amounts vary based on group size – we ask for $1000 for every ten volunteers or $100 per individual. We have a 10-person capacity on-site each day. If more than ten people want to participate, you’re welcome to reserve multiple build days.

Women Build

Our Women Build Week is an annual event to raise awareness about the housing crisis and its disproportionate impact on women-led households.

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 just a few of the many identities that come together to shape our experiences and needs. We welcome and encourage self-identifying women, people of color, trans women, and women-aligned groups to participate in our Women Build projects.

Join us to build your team, gain new skills and make a difference in our community. Each team of 10 is responsible for raising $1,000 (or $100 per person if less than 10) to cover the cost of the day’s building materials, site supervision, meals, and t-shirts. Women Build Week is scheduled for August 1st-5th, 2022, with event sites in Burlington and Milton.

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 the tools, training, and safety equipment are provided.
  • • Cancellations happen. Please be sure the e-mail address you provide is accurate and accessible. We typically reach out via e-mail.

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