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. 

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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

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


deconDeconstruction

Staff and volunteers remove reusable building materials from residential and commercial buildings. To learn more, visit our deconstruction page. To sign up for current deconstruction volunteer opportunities, click here

 

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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. Email abenfield@durhamhabitat.org if you'd like to learn more about becoming a Habitat Geezer.

 

Repairs volunteerRepairs

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. To sign up for current repair volunteer opportunities, click here. Please note that there may not always be open repair volunteer opportunities.

 

sitehospitalitySite Hospitality

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 abenfield@durhamhabitat.org for more information.

Habitat Success Stories

Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.

Bob