Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable homes around the world in partnership with families in need of a decent place to live. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Habitat for Humanity homes look different around the world to fit in with the many styles and traditions found in the communities where the houses are built. But no matter where they are built, all Habitat houses follow the same guiding principles: decent and affordable. Habitat houses are modestly sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs affordable.
For this Houston's First build site, volunteers can serve individually, or Life Bible Studies or other groups may choose to serve together. A maximum of 25 volunteers are allowed each build day, so register for your desired date(s) soon! All volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Each day starts at 7:30a and ends at 2p. Houston Habitat provide bottled water for hydration, tools, and all the materials needed for each day. The volunteers need to bring their own lunch and snacks.
Parking is at 7450 N Wayside Dr., Houston, TX 77028. Staff and/or traffic cones will direct volunteers to designated parking areas. Walk to the Houston Habitat tent for check-in, then take the shuttle service to the build site.
Dress with safety in mind. Clothes should fit comfortably, but should not be baggy (long sleeves should be buttoned). Clothing should not have obscene or controversial messages or be overly tight or revealing. Shorts should be no less than mid-thigh length. No open toe, open heel, or high heel shoes are allowed.
Weather can be unpredictable in Houston! If you have questions, call the Weather Hotline at 713.671.9993 and select Option 4. A recorded status update will be available by 6a on the scheduled build date.