Volunteer with Habitat NYC
ANNOUNCEMENT: Habitat NYC is launching a new volunteer scheduling system on June 1, and we would like you to help test it out for us! We are asking everyone who signs up for a shift in June to sign up for the same event in our new system. We know it’s an extra step, but we need your help and we promise we’ll be available if you have any questions. You will receive an e-mail with more details about how to register on the new system!
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.
Volunteers are the heart of Habitat for Humanity New York City. Thousands of people volunteer with us each year. Habitat NYC brings together individuals and groups from faith institutions, corporations, educational and community groups to ensure that all New Yorkers have a quality, affordable home. You can get involved on a regular basis and become a crew leader or sign up to help as your schedule allows. Volunteer opportunities include building homes, repairing homes, painting, advocating, landscaping, participating in committees and helping in the Habitat NYC office.
There are plenty of ways for you to get involved. We provide you with the training, you provide the hands! Sign up online today using our online scheduling system. Join our volunteer database and be notified of future volunteer opportunities. If you have questions about volunteering, please email
As a volunteer on a build site, you may have the opportunity to work in a variety of phases of construction – installing insulation, hanging drywall, laying down hardwood floor and tiling, painting the interiors, putting up trim, landscaping and doing finishing work. Come with or without construction skills – all you need is enthusiasm and the readiness to lend a helping hand!
If you have a team that needs building, we have just the project for you! Companies benefit from the opportunity to involve employees in positive, uplifting, team-building activities.
Habitat NYC is a faith-based housing ministry that welcomes people of all faiths to participate. We reach out to all congregations to help us work for housing justice throughout New York City.
School and Youth Groups
Our School and Youth programs provide an opportunity for youth ages 5-25 to build on our vision of a world without poverty housing. Though not all youth are able to volunteer on our sites, there are many ways to get your school or youth group involved. Learn more about our youth activities and programs
Habitat for Humanity NYC is always looking for volunteers with professional or extensive training in construction and site management. Skilled volunteers have an incredible impact on every project they touch.
If you’re trained in construction, we invite you to apply to become a Crew Leader. Click on a position below for more information.
Volunteer Crew Leader – Brooklyn
Volunteer Crew Leader – Brush with Kindness
Volunteer Crew Leader – Queens
Volunteer Crew Leader – Staten Island
We encourage all of our supporters to work for the cause, not just the day. We’ve built more than 310 homes for deserving families since our founding in 1984. It would take Habitat for Humanity more than 5,500 years to meet the current housing deficit, which is why we challenge governments, faith communities, corporations, and volunteers to raise their voices and pens as well as their hammers to solve the housing crisis here in New York City and across the globe. Learn more about Advocacy.
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.
What would you like to learn about?
Learn more about our homeownership program by attending one of our information sessions!
Held the Third Thursday of Every Month
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