Women Roofers & Build

 Women Roofers

Experience in roofing is not necessary. All you need is a willingness to work above the ground and a desire to build relationships with other construction volunteers! If you are interested in joining and/or learning more please contact the Volunteer Manager at volunteer@durhamhabitat.org.

The Women Roofers currently install a new roof every couple months.

HISTORY: In October, 2015, the Women Roofers from Rutherfordton, NC, who were featured in People Magazine, came to Durham to train a core group of women to roof homes with Habitat of Durham. Check out this news clip to learn more about this crew of women who have been roofing together in North Carolina for over 10 years!

Women Build

Women Build

Women Build is an international Habitat effort to build homes that are funded and constructed by women. Women Build empowers women to take leadership roles in construction and learn new skills while building a home with a hardworking family. National Women Build Week is celebrated with events in Durham and around the country annually in May. Durham Habitat typically hosts groups the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend.

Email the Volunteer Manager for more information about signing up or bringing a group. 

Lowe's Home Improvement is a major sponsor and underwriter of Women Build and has generously supported our efforts through sponsorships, competitive grant opportunities, and free how-to clinics for Women Build volunteers. 

Women Build

Habitat Success Stories

Alicia partnered with the Catholic Coalition to build a Habitat home in Southwest Central Durham. Alicia enjoyed putting more than 250 hours of sweat equity into her home, saying "I know every beam in my house."