We host construction volunteer opportunities on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays year-round. Duties may include, but are not limited to, deconstruction, crawlspace sealing, wall framing, roofing, siding, interior and exterior trim, painting, cleaning and landscaping.

No tools, skills or experience is necessary. You can volunteer as an individual or bring a group out. 

Durham Habitat is currently transitioning to a new online volunteer scheduling tool, Cervis. Please contact Anna if you have questions, challenges, or suggestions along the way at 919-724-5452. We need your help to make our new system smooth and easy to use.


Age requirements

General construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old to climb above 6 feet and operate power tools. Click here for more information about Habitat volunteer opportunities for youth under 16.


Two construction shifts are available:
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Concerned about the weather? Please call (919) 682.0516, Ext 2.  This weather line will be updated at least one hour in advance of volunteer shifts in the event of heavy rain or inclement weather.

Special Construction Opportunities

Please contact Anna, at or 919-682-0516 ext 112, to get involved.


Staff and volunteers remove structurally-sound building materials from residential and commercial buildings undergoing extensive renovation or demolition. To learn more, visit our deconstruction page. 



A self-named and dedicated group of retirees, the Habitat Geezers, volunteer from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then meet at a local restaurant for lunch each Thursday. Email if you'd like to learn more about becoming a Habitat Geezer.


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Durham Habitat organizes special volunteer groups to repair homes for elderly and veteran neighbors in Durham. Please click here to learn more about our repairs program.


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Help construction volunteers feel like a valuable part of the Habitat team by welcoming them on the work site with purchased or handmade treats or meals. Please email Anna at for more information.

Habitat Success Stories

Martha partnered with North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to build and purchase a Habitat home for her and her two sons in East Durham. "God's got a plan," Martha said. "His timing is perfect."