2023 Update: Due to the current build schedule, individual volunteers must be skilled in construction. Does not include Corporate Team Builds.
Volunteer for a day of building on our construction sites! Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer driven organization serving families and neighborhoods in the county. By working alongside our dedicated construction team, regular volunteers, and partner families you will help us build Habitat houses while having a great time learning construction skills. With your help on the construction site, from the foundation to the finishing touches, we can make affordable housing in the Gloucester County a reality. We look forward to building with you.
Habitat homes are built with 80% volunteer labor. We depend on individuals like you who are willing to come out and swing a hammer on the construction site to build homes and a lasting future for families in need. . We provide you with all of training necessary on site. Must be at least 18 years old. Contact us to find out our upcoming construction volunteer schedule and reserve your spot at the next build day.
What to Expect as a Construction Volunteer:
A Typical Workday:
Our sites work from 8:00 AM to 12:00 noon (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays). Please arrive at your work site at 7:45am to sign-in. There will be a short safety briefing after all volunteers have signed in.
You are required to wear closed-toed, close-heeled shoes (i.e. no sandals). Long Pants are required, no shorts. As a reminder, please remember that your clothes will likely become dirty.
Our current worksites are in Woodbury, NJ. You will receive the address of your meeting site location the day before your date, by email.
Please bring a refillable water bottle with you to the work site. Water Coolers/ Water bottles are provided. Stay hydrated during the day!
In Case of Rain:
If the weather forecasts rain for your volunteer date, please continue to report to the work site in the morning. Often volunteers are assigned to indoor tasks or to assist with protecting buildings and/or tools from the rain. It is very rare that we cancel a work day.
You will be working with a Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity team member. If you have previous experience with a certain skill and would like to utilize it please inform us during volunteer registration. Throughout the day if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask one of the team leads. We recognize many of our volunteers may have little or no construction experience, and we hope to make this a learning experience for everyone.
- Step 1: Fill out the introduction form below
- Step 2: Take REQUIRED safety courses found here >>
- Step 3: Sign waiver (provided by volunteer coordinator)
- Step 3: Once you sign the waiver, you will be loaded into our email blast, that will tell you what and where we are working on the night before
- Step 4: Lace up your work boots, grab your hammer and meet us at the job site!
We are building on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This form is for individual SKILLED volunteers only. If you’d like to inquiry about corporate team builds visit our team page here >>