On the build site, volunteers work with our construction staff, AmeriCorps members, and partner families at various phases of construction to build homes in neighborhoods throughout Central Maryland. In addition to making a valuable contribution towards the home building goals of the affiliate, construction volunteers have fun and engage with Habitat communities through this enriching experience.
Organizations, associations, civic, and social groups may schedule a volunteer day on site as a team, allowing a shared service experience for up to 10 participants. Projects encompass both new construction and renovation. Activities range from framing and landscaping to flooring and painting. For more information, please review the Volunteer Construction Manual.
Please note that the limited volunteers opportunities on site are in great demand. Teams are asked to designate a lead coordinator who can assemble participants well in advance, collect completed waiver forms and other necessary paperwork, and share logistical information with all participants. It is vital that groups are well organized for all scheduled build dates. Cancellations and changes in the number of participants will limit opportunities for other partners.
If you are interested in becoming a community partner, please fill out a group form.
Habitat Chesapeake also offers a Team Build program, which provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations to participate in a fun and rewarding volunteer day. Team Build partners also gain the benefits of team-building activities, such as a retreat, to build camaraderie. Plus, you can be sure your time and money are well invested in a worthwhile cause.
With 10 or more volunteer, and a minimum donation of $3,000, Team Build partners experience a day of service planned specifically for their group. Working directly with our construction team or ReStore managers, your team will learn new skills while interacting with each other in a unique and open atmosphere. Your financial contribution helps mitigate the cost of building affordable homes and revitalizing communities.
In addition, your organization will receive support from our staff, including photographs of your team as you work throughout the day, along with additional marketing and communication outreach. To view Team Build photos, visit the photo gallery.
To become a Habitat Chesapeake Team Build partner, submit your Team Build inquiry to Matt Herzberg, or contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.