Volunteer to Build

Habitat Volunteers are Not Afraid to Dig In, Get Dirty, and Lift Others Up!

If you're 16 or older, you can volunteer on a Habitat construction site. No construction experience is needed as skilled supervision will be provided. Please do not come directly to the build site, but sign up in advance through our online sign-up app (the blue button below). When you have signed up, print the adult waiver form (if 18 or older) or the minor waiver form (if 16-17 years old). Complete the form and email it to karen@habitatgreenville.org or bring it with you on your volunteer day. (Please note that the minor waiver requires a parent/guardian signature.)  On your volunteer day, be sure to arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your shift to sign in so that we can start on time.

New construction project build days are Fridays and Saturdays and occasional Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You may sign up for:

All day: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.    Lunch is provided from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. for volunteers working all day.
Morning shift:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Afternoon shift: 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weatherization and repair projects run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Only a full-day shift is offered. Lunch is provided on weatherization and repair projects.

For more information about any volunteer opportunity, please contact Karen Olson at (864) 672-6345 or via email at karen@habitatgreenville.org.

Groups

Groups of 1-4 persons may sign up online through the link below. Groups of 5 or more should contact Karen Olson at karen@habitatgreenville.org or (864) 672-6345.

Online Volunteer Sign-up

Due to issues with our volunteer sign-up page, please contact Karen Olson, karen@habitatgreenville.org or 672-6345, to schedule your volunteer date.

 

Other Construction Opportunities

Become a Task Leader

Task Leaders coach small teams of volunteers in tasks on the construction site. No experience is necessary; we’ll teach you all you need to know. Task Leader training takes place once each month on the second Tuesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  We ask that you try to make 6 of our 12 monthly Task Leader training sessions. Sign up online by clicking the Volunteer Now button above. If you have questions, please email John Lattimore, Director of Project Management, at johnl@habitatgreenville.org.

Serve as a Site Host

A Site Host is needed for each build site to oversee volunteer sign-in, facilitate lunch and distribute snacks and water. Site Hosts work from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. or from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) or are welcome to stay all day and assist with construction tasks. 

Lunch Crew

Not sure if construction is right for you, but still want to help out on the build site?  Form a Habitat Lunch Crew!  Lunch crews are individuals or groups who volunteer to bring lunch to the site for 15-20 construction volunteers. Lunch is served on the build site from 12:00 p.m to 12:30 p.m. Lunch crews should plan to arrive around 11:30 a.m. to set up, and stay to clean up. This is a great way for individuals of all ages to get involved with Habitat!

Snack & Water Drives

Another great way to help Habitat without swinging a hammer is to start a snack and water drive at your church, school or organization. Habitat volunteers get hungry and thirsty when they are building homes. Individually wrapped granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, chips and bottled water or Gatorade give them energy for construction work and saves Habitat money that helps us build more homes. This is an especially good opportunity for youth, church groups and Scouts. 

For more information, please contact Hannah Wickline at (864) 312-5014 or via email at hannah@habitatgreenville.org.

Habitat Greenville Construction Manual

Week 1: Framing
Week 2: Roofing
Week 3: Siding
Weeks 4-6 are reserved for HVAC, plumbing and electrical work which are contracted
Week 7:  Trim
Week 8: Paint & Miscellaneous
Week 9: Interior Finishes
Glossary