What Is It?
A nonprofit that, with thousands of sponsors and volunteers, helps build homes for low-income Houstonians. Future homeowners contribute “sweat equity” and complete home maintenance and financial training to buy homes with zero interest mortgages.
Assist with home construction or help at ReStore, Habitat’s donation-based retail store.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
16 or older to work on the build site, and at least 18 to use power tools and to participate in roof work.
Our build schedule is Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 AM until 2 PM.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
“While we welcome skilled volunteers, the majority of our volunteers have few construction skills. Many volunteers remain with us on a long-term basis and volunteer regularly in order to build skills. We will train you in all aspects of construction with the hope that you will volunteer in the future, and perhaps share your skills with other volunteers.”
HELP WITH HOME CONSTRUCTION
Volunteers perform a range of tasks, depending on the stage of construction. On the day you volunteer you could be assisting with interior demolition, framing, porch building, installing windows, insulating, tiling, sheetrocking, painting, siding, landscaping, site clean up, or anything else that helps get the house built and ready for occupancy.
HELP AT ReSTORE
The Habitat ReStore is a donation-based retail store at 6161 S Loop E, Houston, TX 77087. Proceeds from sales are used to support Habitat building projects in Houston. Volunteers assist with customer service, store organization, basic furniture repair, and other tasks. Retail or merchandising experience is welcome but not necessary.
Visit Houston Habitat’s volunteer page here.
HOUSTON HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Houston, Texas 77087
Houston, Texas 77087
Home building takes place throughout Houston. The Habitat ReStore is located at 6161 S Loop East (shown on map).
Examples of past Scout projects
Eagle: Aris D. led a group of volunteers and helped finish a Habitat For Humanity home. (2017)