As an all-inclusive, faith-based organization, we believe that people from all walks of life and all backgrounds, regardless of faith tradition or, no faith tradition, can come together to build homes, build communities, and change lives.
By taking action with Habitat, people of all faiths and backgrounds create a tangible impact in their community. Whether you build or renovate a home, advocate for affordable housing, educate your faith community, or raise funds to support the cause, you enable change.
Teaming up with members of your own faith tradition to build homes, also builds bridges with other faith communities. Together, through service, Muslims, Christians, Jewish, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Humanists, Jains, Baha’i, and all people, can and do build strength, stability and a sense of place for their neighbors..
Schools and community groups, including Campus Chapter, Greek Life, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, American Legion, as well as other nonprofit organizations, play a critical role in supporting affordable homeownership. Groups are involved in many ways, from volunteering, utilizing their voices in advocacy efforts, as well as financially supporting our work in the community. Group volunteer opportunities include construction, playhouse builds and event support. However your school or community group gives back, you’ll be building a better tomorrow for families in need of affordable housing!
Typically we reserve group build days 1-4 months in advance. For special events or last-minute needs, we may be able to book groups outside of that time frame.
No. However, our sponsors and team building groups receive priority scheduling and all remaining build days are first-come, first-served. If you choose to fundraise for a team build day, we can provide fundraising resources so you can keep our mission alive through your support.
If you can hang a picture, you can build a Habitat house. We provide training for volunteers of all skill levels, or will partner with specialized volunteers to match your skills to local needs.
5 volunteers is the minimum group size. The typical build day needs 20-25 volunteers, so we can rarely organize groups larger than 25 people. Sponsored build days, Playhouse Builds, and special events like Build-A-Thon can accommodate up to 200 people.
Half days are only available at our ReStores or through the Playhouse Program. All construction build days require a full-day commitment, 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Bring a water bottle, a lunch, work clothes, and a team spirit! Habitat provides all tools, materials, and supervision.
All construction and ReStore volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Contact us to organize Playhouse Build events or advocacy programs appropriate for younger ages with your youth group.
“What is great about the All Faiths Builds is that we can go to a Habitat site, and everyone is open and welcoming. We can talk about faith. It allows for those conversations to happen.”
September 14, 2019
Together, as people of any faith tradition, or perhaps, no faith tradition, we can build Unity. What better way than to gather in our common bond of service to build playhouses for children at Habitat for Humanity’s first Unity Playhouse Build - ...
November 3, 2019
TOGETHER, WE RIDE!
When you ride Cycle of Hope, presented by Patelco, you ride for more than a finish line. You ride as part of a community that shares one vision–a Bay Area where everyone has a decent place to live. You ...