We build and repair homes almost
exclusively with volunteer labor.

Whether you're a skilled craftsperson or you've never picked up a hammer, building with Habitat is a life-changing experience both for you and our homeowners. Don't worry, if you don't know how to build or repair a home...we'll teach you everything you need to know.

Sponsor a project, bring a group, or come on your own. We can't do it without you.

 

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Austin Habitat homeowners work side-by-side with volunteers as they work off their sweat equity hours.


Each has qualified due to substandard or cost-burdensome housing. They pay a downpayment and put in 300 hours of "sweat equity" building their neighbors' homes.

After our amazing volunteers (you) finish building the homes, our partner families buy them from Austin Habitat at zero-percent interest and continue to pay a 30-year mortgage.

The money from the mortgages is plugged directly back into providing affordable homeownership opportunities as well as home repair and housing counseling.

Austin Habitat for Humanity's programs are truly a hand up, not a hand out. We can't do it without your help, and remember, you and your team don't need any skills or tools when you arrive. but you'll walk away having learned something new...

and you'll have fun.

Getting registered to volunteer is easy.

Austin Habtiat works with more than 8,000 volunteers like you each year. We've got something for everyone. You can build a home, repair a home, or if you're looking for something else, we have lots of non-construction volunteer opportunitities. Take a look at our Volunteer Calendar. Find a project that's perfect for you and sign up. We're pretty sure you'll be back again.


individuals

 

individuals

Volunteer with us!

When you volunteer with Austin Habtiat, you help create a healthier and happier future for a family.


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volunteers carrying wall

 

Groups & teams

Let's Make It Happen

Volunteering with Austin Habitat is a one-of-a-kind team-building opportunity. We'll help you find a great project for your group or team. 

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youth volunteer carrying sod

 

Youth Volunteers

Let's work together

We've got lots of ways that youth of all ages can volunteer, gain skills, and make a difference in our community.

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nonconstruction opportunities

 

non-construction

something for everyone

You don't have to swing a hammer to volunteer with Habitat. We have lots of other ways you can help.

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What goes into a Habitat house?

10

weeks

It takes only ten weeks to build a home that will change the life of a 
family forever.

250

volunteers

Every day for ten weeks, 25 volunteers come together to build one home from the ground up.

2,000

man hours

Together, Austin Habitat volunteers put in more than 2,000 hours of labor building each home.

1

mission

When it comes down to it, it's all about building homes, communities,
and hope.

Yvonne - profile of a volunteer

"I don't build houses, they build me."

That's what keeps Yvonne coming out to volunteer as often as she can. She has helped build more than 100 homes. She's an outstanding volunteer and we are so grateful to her dedication and passion.

Read more in a special Volunteer Profile