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. 

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 finish building the homes, our partner families buy them from Austin Habitat 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. You'll walk away having learned something new...

and you'll have fun.

Getting registered to volunteer is easy.

Austin Habitat 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 opportunities. Take a look at our Volunteer Calendar. Find a project that's perfect for you and sign up

Worried about weather? See our Inclement Weather Policy or call our Construction Hotline at 512-448-5287.




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




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?



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



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


volunteer hours

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



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

Yvonne - profile of a volunteer

"I volunteer to give a voice to the people our world increasingly moves into the shadows. 

I also want to return the help that the world has provided to my family and I over the years. Plus, I just love working with power tools on houses!"

- Anand Raghunathan