Women's Leadership Build
Habitat for Humanity’s Women’s Leadership Build is an opportunity for women and allies to create real change in the housing crisis. Over a two-day build event, volunteers from sponsoring groups will build at Habitat’s Esperanza Place, a neighborhood of 42 affordable, sustainable homes. Together, we'll build more than homes. We'll build strong connections, new skills, and a lasting impact.
Friday, May 10th
Friday, May 17th, 2024
8 am - 4 pm
Esperanza Place in Walnut Creek
Want to be a part of this unforgettable event? You can lead the way and change the story of housing in the Bay Area as a Women's Leadership Build sponsor with opportunities starting at $5,000. Sponsors enjoy a variety of benefits including having your team of volunteers on the construction site as well as aligning your brand with Habitat for Humanity through key marketing benefits.
Fill out our inquiry form below and a member of our team will contact you with opportunities that will best fit your company's needs and goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear when volunteering on the construction site?
Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty, painted, or ruined.
Most volunteers wear sneakers, jeans or shorts, an old t-shirt, and a sweatshirt.
What should I bring with me?
Bring layers to dress right for the weather and a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to stay protected from the sun.
While uncommon in May, there is the potential for extreme heat in Walnut Creek, please check the weather forecast prior to leaving and dress and plan accordingly. Bring rain gear, as we will work through light rain. Please make sure to bring a reusable water bottle as well!
Who will be buying the homes we are building?
A selected Habitat homebuyer will purchase the homes that volunteers will build during our Women's Leadership Build.
Qualifying Habitat homebuyers are individuals and families with limited income who have applied and been selected to participate in our Homeownership Program based on three main criteria - need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.
There are homeowners like Shereda. Click here to read how Shereda came to Habitat looking for a stable future.
What tasks will volunteers be working on?
Do I need construction experience?
What is provided?
Light refreshments in the morning will be provided along with lunch. Each participant will also receive a Habitat Women’s Leadership Build 2024 t-shirt.
All hand and power tools and safety equipment, including hardhats, goggles, and gloves, will be provided.
You may bring your own hand tools if you would prefer to use them, but be sure to label them with your name.
What time do I need to be there?
Is there parking?
Yes with more details to come!
Can I come for half the day?
While volunteering for the full shift is highly encouraged, we understand that outside obligations may need to take priority during your build day.
If you need to leave the site for an extended period at any point during the volunteer day, please make sure your crew leader is aware to ensure an accurate volunteer headcount.
Want to get involved?
Let us know if you'd like to partner with Habitat for Humanity as a sponsor of the 2024 Women's Leadership Build! This is not how you sign up for our Women's Leadership Build but it is a good first step to learn more!
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