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.

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Age requirements

General construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and 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 Heather Graham or (919) 880-2432 to get involved in the following special construction programs.


Staff and volunteers quickly 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 every Thursday. 


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Durham Habitat organizes special volunteer groups to repair homes for elderly 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. Welcome and support construction volunteers on the work site with purchased or handmade treats or meals.

Habitat Success Stories

Worth helped found Durham Habitat as part of his Bible study group. He has volunteered to build hundreds of homes, but if you ask about his role with Habitat, he will take no special credit, saying, “Habitat just fits in with who I am.”