Group Volunteers

 

WELCOME GROUP VOLUNTEERS

Thank you for your interest in organizing a Build Day for your company or organization.

Please see details below about our Build Day program and how to schedule a day of volunteering for your team.

Our staff have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. We continue to follow CDC mandates with respect to COVID-19, as well as local and city guidelines.

Volunteer With Us

Build Days are a great opportunity to involve your employees or members in a positive team-building activity. Your group will work alongside our highly trained construction team and partner families from 8:30am to 3:00pm to help construct a home for a hardworking family in need of a safe and permanent home. Group builds may be scheduled for single or multiple days.

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QUESTIONS?

Be sure to see our helpful FAQ’s below.

E-MAIL

volunteers@habitatboston.org

OR CALL

(617) 423-2223, ext. 23

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Explore the calendar below for Build Group Needed for an available group build date.

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Complete and submit a group application.

A group Build Day allows your business or organization to support the Habitat Greater Boston mission both financially and through hands-on effort. We request a donation to help raise funds needed to cover construction costs of preparation, materials, and supervisors’ / trainers’ time to make sure that your Build Day is a success. The following is the tax-deductible donation cost for a maximum of 10 volunteers people per day:

Corporate / Business Groups:  $2,500

Schools, faith communities, ad hoc groups of friends and family:  $750

Thank you for choosing to volunteer with
Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston and helping local families break the cycle of poverty through
safe and affordable homeownership.

Group Build Calendar

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August 2022

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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
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    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

Saturday August 6
  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
    Saturday September 3

    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

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  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
    Saturday September 10

    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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  • All Day Build Day Full
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Saturday November 19
  • All Day Build Day Full
Sunday November 20
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  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
    Tuesday November 22

    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

Wednesday November 23
  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
    Wednesday November 23

    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

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  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
    Friday November 25

    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

Saturday November 26
  • All Day Build Day Full
    Build Day Full
    Saturday November 26

    Thank you for your interest in building with Habitat Greater Boston! This day is booked with volunteers and is no longer accepting applications at this time. Please refer to days marked Build Groups Needed for available opportunities on our construction sites.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills are required?

We love experienced volunteers, but the vast majority of our volunteers have never had more construction experience than painting a bedroom or hanging a picture on the wall. Our site supervisors will teach you everything you need to know on your Build Day.

When can my team volunteer?

Habitat Boston posts all dates we build with volunteers on our Online Volunteer Calendar. If you are a group (a representation of a company, school, faith community, or other organization), look for dates marked “Group Needed” to find available opportunities. If you are an individual, check out our ReStore volunteer opportunities. 

Where can my team volunteer?

You can either volunteer to build at one of our construction sites, or you can volunteer at our ReStore which is a retail outlet that sells donated items. On occasion, we need office volunteers. Please note on the application if you are interested in office work.

Can individuals sign up for a day listed as "Group Needed"?

No. Days marked “Group Needed” are reserved for larger groups. However, you are welcome to organize a group of friends and family, or your school, or faith community to participate with the accompanying donation for a Group Build Day.

Individual volunteers are encouraged to check our ReStore individual volunteer opportunities at this time.

I have a couple of friends who want to volunteer together. Should we register as a group or as individuals?

Groups usually consist of 8-10 people. If you have a group this size, you might want to think about signing up as a group. The biggest difference between group volunteering and individual volunteering is that we ask groups for a minimum donation to help cover construction costs (corporate groups pay $2,500 for a Build Day; schools, faith community groups, and ad hoc groups of friends and family pay $750 for a Build Day). So if you think you can do a little grassroots fundraising for us, sign up as a group! 

Is there a minimum age requirement?

You must be at least 16 years old to work on our construction site. All 16 & 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult chaperone on your Build Day. If you’re younger than 16 and want to get involved, check out Habitat for Humanity International’s Youth Programs or contact volunteers@habitatboston.org.

Do you ask for a donation when we volunteer?

We do not require that individual volunteers make a donation but pledging a donation helps us to buy the materials and supplies that you will be using on your Build Day, as well as, pay our Construction Supervisors who will be working with you. Ultimately, contributions help us build more homes for families who need our help!

Corporate groups are asked to make a $2,500 contribution for a Build Day. Schools, faith community groups, and ad hoc groups of friends or family are requested to make a $750 donation. This helps us to buy the materials and supplies that you will be using on your Build Day, and pay our Construction Supervisors who will be working with you to make your team service day a success! Ultimately, contributions help us build more homes for families who need our help!

What will I do volunteering at the ReStore?

Work at the ReStore includes, but is not limited to: cleaning donated stoves, refrigerators, cabinets, etc., polishing wood furniture, helping customers load furniture into trucks, general store housekeeping, and providing customer service. Visit habitatbostonrestore.org/volunteer for additional information about volunteering at our ReStore in West Roxbury, MA.

Where do we build?

Once you have scheduled and confirmed your Build Day, the Volunteer Coordinator will send you the site location, required paperwork, proper dress, and directions. All of our sites are in the Boston area, are accessible by public transit, and often have free street parking available.

What will happen when we arrive at the site?

At the beginning of each workday, a Habitat Site Supervisor will start the morning with an introduction, a safety talk and instructions. The group will then break into crews to work on the various building tasks. The activities range from hanging drywall, painting, stacking lumber, framing, sanding, demolition, cleaning, and anything else that needs doing!

How long do Build Days last?

Volunteers build with us from 8:30am to 3:00pm. If you sign up for a Build Day you need to commit to being there all day.

Is our work day cancelled if rain or snow is predicted?

You will be contacted by us if a work day is cancelled for any reason. Our site supervisors can be reached for emergencies at: Cathy Kurczak (mobile) 617.515.2883.

How often can my group volunteer?

We love having companies return to build with us. Check our volunteer Group Build Calendar for “Build Group Needed” and send your It is a great way to build team spirit in your organization while supporting Habitat’s mission to build affordable homes in Greater Boston.

We try to encourage as many people in the community to volunteer as possible. For that reason, we ask that individual volunteers sign up to build no more than once per month. In the summer months (June-August), we ask that individual volunteers only sign up once during this time.

What should we bring?
  • Proper Dress: Wear comfortable clothing and expect to get dirty with spilled paint, dirt, etc. Closed toe shoes are a must and layers in the wintertime are key as our homes under construction are often not insulated or heated.
  • Food and Drink: Bring any food or drink you will need for the day including water. Convenience stores are within driving distance but can be a far walk from some sites.
  • Waiver of Liability: Sign the Waiver of Liability Form through our online VolunteerHub system or bring this to the work site on the day of your build (please do not send these into the office).
  • No Tools or Supplies Required: Habitat Greater Boston will provide all tools and building materials for your Build Day.
I still have questions!
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions by email at volunteers@habitatboston.org or by phone at 617-423-2223. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!