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Group Volunteering

Group volunteering at Habitat Philadelphia

Group Volunteering

Bring your company, team, organization or school to Habitat Philadelphia for a day of volunteering together and having fun — all while making an important contribution to Habitat’s mission of building homes in partnership with families in need. To schedule a team volunteer day, please contact Deidra Duncan, Director of Engagement, at volunteer@habitatphiladelphia.org or (215) 765-6000 x10.

There are two ways for your team to volunteer:

1. Sponsoring a Team Build Day on our construction sites

Your group invests in Habitat's mission by sponsoring its Team Build Day through a tax-deductible financial donation. Your contribution helps Habitat cover the costs incurred by your team of 10 volunteers and pushes our affordable housing projects closer to completion. 

Team Build Sponsorships begin at $2,500 per day. Service Builds (reserved for non-profits, schools, service and faith groups) begin at $1000 per day.

Why do we ask your team to donate? On average, each Habitat house costs $150,000 to build, and each Home Repair project costs an average of $10,000. Individual and group contributions are our most important source of funding, and your donation helps us supply materials, training and supervision. Funds can be raised by individuals, companies, or through matching funds and other grants, and we’re happy to give you ideas.

2. Team Volunteering at the ReStore

Teams can volunteer at the Habitat ReStore without a financial donation (although donations are welcome). All ReStore revenue goes towards future homebuilding projects — which means that volunteering at the Restore directly helps us raise money to build more Habitat houses! Volunteers help process, organize and stock donations, and provide customer service to visitors.

 

Student Volunteers

Students must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on Habitat's build sites. Grade schools can contribute to Habitat's mission by hosting events that raise awareness for affordable housing, or by raising funds for Habitat’s houses. Each donated dollar purchases nails, wood, materials and tools, and no amount is too small.  

Interested in getting your class or school involved in the effort? Please Deidra Duncan, Director of Engagement at volunteer@habitatphiladelphia.org. You can also get started on ideas right away by visiting www.habitat.org/youthprograms.