COVID-19 Volunteer Status Update

Our staff is currently in the process of being vaccinated. By mid-May, our construction crews should be beyond the two week post-vaccine waiting period. With this in mind, we are working on plans to safely reopen our construction sites. We are assessing stages for increased volunteers and vaccination criteria. More information on our phased re-opening to be provided throughout April.

If you would like to be added to our volunteer interest email list, please contact our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@durhamhabitat.org.




Please note: WE ARE NOT ABLE TO VERIFY COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS. If you would like to do Community Service with Habitat please contact the Habitat ReStore HERE

  • Locations - We will add the locations to your build the Saturday before you are scheduled to build. You will also get an email with the location 24 hours before your scheduled shift. You can also sign back into your account once the locations are available to see where your build will be.
  • Questions about location - Please email our Volunteer Manager at volunteer@durhamhabitat.org for questions about volunteer locations.

What Can Volunteers Expect From Habitat?

Volunteer with saw

  • Safe Work Environments - Whether on a construction site, the ReStore, or at a special event, we will keep you safe. Safety orientations kick off every volunteer construction day, and safety equipment is provided.
  • Productive Work Days - Everything you need (tools, supplies, and a work plan) will be waiting for you, and you'll be able to see tangible results of your work.
  • Leadership - No experience is necessary, and we mean it. Our staff and volunteer crew leaders are trained to teach you everything you need to know.
  • Patience, Perspective, and a Sense of Humor - We work hard, and we have fun doing it!


What Does Habitat Expect From Volunteers?


  • Prompt Arrival - Promptly starting each volunteer shift ensures we can finish our homes on schedule and having everyone on hand for orientation makes our work sites safer and more efficient.
  • Safety - Please use tools and equipment as instructed and adhere to safety procedures. Closed-toed shoes and a volunteer liability waiver are required before volunteering.
  • Commitment - If you sign up, we count on you, and our families count on you!
  • Flexibility - Sometimes weather doesn't cooperate, a task doesn't go exactly according to plan, or we need to refocus our efforts on a special project. Either way, it's cool. We make it work!


Want more information? Check out our Volunteer Handbook


Habitat Success Stories

Anita and her sister thought they were experiencing night sweats but realized that it was raining inside their home. Habitat partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to replace their roof. "I used to go to bed every night and the rain would be all over my face but not anymore. Thank you."