Volunteers are the real heart behind Habitat for Humanity. Each year, hundreds of volunteers lend a hand to build and rehabilitate homes with us right here in our community. Whether you’re a skilled builder or have never picked up a hammer, volunteering at the Habitat build site will be a life-changing experience for you and for our homeowners. We can’t do it without you.
Habitat homes are built with 70% volunteer labor. Construction volunteers work alongside our dedicated construction team, crew leader volunteers, and partner families to help us build Habitat houses.
Construction volunteer opportunities take place Thursday-Saturday and a full day commitment from 7:45am-3:45pm is required.
Here’s how to get started…
IT’s Hammer Time!
After you complete the safety training, you can begin signing up for volunteer shifts.
Just log into your volunteer profile to see a list of available volunteer days.
or (530) 343-7423
Day at a glance
- A full day’s work is from 7:45AM – 3:45 PM
- Wear closed toed shoes and comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty
- You will be working outside so dress accordingly
- Pack your own lunch and bring a water bottle
- The day begins with onsite training and consists of an orientation and hands-on safety training
- Tools and safety equipment are provided
What to Bring
It is recommended that you wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen, water, lunch, and a willingness to work and learn. Tools are provided but you may bring your own hand tools if you desire.
Minimum Age Requirements
The minimum age to volunteer on a construction site is 16. Ages 14 – 15 can work on landscaping and painting projects. Both individuals and youth groups are encouraged to lend a helping hand.
All Are WElcome
Habitat for Humanity of Butte County has an open-door policy
All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.