Habitat for Humanity - New York City

Volunteering

Construction and Critical Home Repair

Sign up with Habitat for Humanity – New York City’s online scheduling system to participate in our many volunteer opportunities and help build, paint, revitalize and repair homes across NYC’s five boroughs. By volunteering with Habitat for Humanity you help to do your part in ending New York City’s current housing crisis.

Sign up to join our volunteer database to receive updates on upcoming opportunities.

Volunteer activities include:

  • Painting interiors
  • Home construction and rehabilitation
  • Rebuilding homes following natural disasters
  • Bringing together communities by building neighborhood spaces

Sign up today or if you would like to learn more about the program, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Brush with Kindness

The mission of Habitat NYC's Brush with Kindness (BWK) program is to enhance, beautify and revitalize community spaces in New York City. BWK is about connecting the community through simple acts of kindness so that families can once again live in safe and decent neighborhoods. Volunteers age 14 & up may participate with a signed waiver by a parent or guardian.

We rehabilitate public schools, playgrounds, community centers and public parks, many in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

Check out our upcoming opportunities in the calendar below and sign up today!

Brush with Kindness typically includes:

  • Painting interiors and murals
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Minor construction tasks

As part of our sustainable building practices, we only use low-VOC paint in the BWK program. If you would like to learn more about the program, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

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Homeownership Information Sessions

Learn more about our homeownership program by attending one of our information sessions!

Manhattan
Held the Third Thursday of Every Month
6 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity New York City
111 John Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY
RSVP for each participant is required via email or by calling (646) 402-6212

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Attend a Volunteer Information Session!

Held the 2nd Wednesday of Every Month
6 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity New York City
111 John Street, 23rd Floor
New York, NY

RSVP for each participant is required by emailing volunteer@habitatnyc.org

RSVP now 
Interested in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, but want to learn more? Would you like to meet our staff and other volunteers before dedicating your time? Then come to a Volunteer Orientation! We’ll cover what you can expect as a volunteer – from working in the office to building on one of our sites - what projects we’re currently working on, and much more.

The Volunteer Orientations are for people who are new to Habitat for Humanity New York City and would like to learn more before signing up to volunteer. You are not required to attend a session in order to volunteer with us.