Construction volunteers help to build Habitat houses in Philadelphia


We welcome volunteers of all skill levels to join us as we transform lives and our city by building quality homes in partnership with families in need.


As a construction volunteer, you will work with skilled Habitat staff and Partner Families on many homebuilding projects—from framing walls to landscaping.  We train you and have all the tools you need.

All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. WHRP volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian complete and submit our Youth Release form (click here to download and print).

Interested in volunteering for a day with your group or team? Learn more here.

To Get Started as a Construction Volunteer:

First, take a look at our volunteer orientation PDF by clicking here.  

Click the “Sign Up Now!” button below to create your profile on Volunteer Connect (our online scheduling website). Bookmark the calendar page and write down your username and password. 

All new volunteers MUST attend a one-hour volunteer orientation before coming to our construction sites.* Once you’ve created a profile you can look for the next available orientation. If you don’t see one listed or the soonest one is full, please check back on the last day of the month for the date of the next orientation. You can sign up as soon as it’s posted.

We add openings to the calendar regularly. To stay updated on current availability, you can choose (when you register) to receive our Bi-Weekly Volunteer Update email. Even better, "like" us on Facebook and join our Linked In Group find out instantly when we've posted new dates!

After you have attended an orientation you can sign up for construction days you see listed on our schedule. (It's your responsibility to sign yourself up for days that you're interested in working.)

You can choose to complete Habitat's online safety training course before beginning work on our sites. It's located here. This is optional, but certainly encouraged!


Questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at (215) 765 6000 x10 or, or check out the FAQ!

*Want to start volunteering with us right away? Sign up to help at our ReStore! We’re always looking for new volunteers here, and you do NOT need to attend an orientation before helping at the ReStore!