Construction

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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. To reserve group space, please contact Anna at abenfield@durhamhabitat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 112.

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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.

Shifts

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

Weather

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 abenfield@durhamhabtiat.org or 919-682-0516 ext 112, to get involved.


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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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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.

Habitat Success Stories

“Five years ago, a tree fell on my house and caused all but one room to leak. I used all my funds, so I called Habitat for Humanity, which helped me build a new roof. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life, and I just want to thank everyone at Habitat. God bless you!" - Rita

Rita