Faith & Community Groups

We don’t just believe in change, we build it!

Why Build?

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.

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Faith Groups

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.

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Community Groups & Schools

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!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance should I reserve a group build day?

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.

 

Is a donation required to reserve a group build day?

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.

Do volunteers have to have special skills to serve?

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.

How many volunteers can I bring in a group?

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.

Are half-day shifts available?

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.

What do we need to bring?

Bring a water bottle, a lunch, work clothes, and a team spirit! Habitat provides all tools, materials, and supervision.

What is the minimum age for volunteers?

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.

Faith and Community Group Volunteer Inquiry Form

Start planning your group’s volunteer day! Complete the form below and we’ll contact you with volunteer opportunities, information, and next steps.

Events

  1. Tools 101 Workshop

    Mar. 16, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am PDT

    Join ReStore Concord for this free workshop teaching you how to use the tools found in your home's toolbox

  2. Beloved Community Kick-Off

    April 6, 2024

    In honor of Martin Luther King's vision of a Beloved Community, Habitat is excited to welcome groups of all kinds to join us for our 4th Beloved Community Kick-Off event.

  3. Women's Leadership Build 2023

    May 10 & 17, 2024

    Join us for our two-day, annual Women's Leadership Build! Alongside other women and allies, you'll build more than homes! Together, we'll build connections, community, and a lasting impact!

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