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


Sponsorship Opportunities

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.

Volunteers posing with sponsorship sign

What to Expect

Check out scenes from the 2023 Women's Leadership Build

Last year, our Women's Leadership Build brought together women from all corners of our community to build homes for 23 Bay Area families in Walnut Creek. 

Showing the true meaning of strength in numbers, Women's Leadership Build volunteers made weeks of progress on the construction site in just two days. From roofing to painting, volunteers worked side-by-side to a make an impact they'd see at the end of day and connections they'll keep beyond the construction site. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear when volunteering on the construction site?

Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes and work clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Most volunteers wear sneakers, jeans, a shirt that covers their shoulders, and a sweatshirt. Long-sleeve shirts and pants will protect your skin and body from weather elements and minor scratches or cuts. For warmer months: bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to stay protected from the sun. For cooler months: wear layers and bring rain gear, as we will work through light rain. Habitat will provide protective equipment (hard hats, high visibility vests, etc.) as needed.


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?
Volunteers will be working on wall framing activities with potential for additional tasks as needed.
Do I need construction experience?
No experience needed! Your crew leader will provide all of the training and guidance needed to perform your tasks for the day.
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?
Please plan to arrive to the build site by 8 am to allow for time to check-in and enjoy light refreshments prior to orientation for the day.
Is there parking?

Yes! We have free parking reserved at the Pleasant Hill Bart station on the 7th floor. 

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!

A Sincere Thank You To Our

2024 Women's Leadership Build Sponsors