Habitat is by the people, for the people! Nearly 80% of all construction activity is completed by volunteers of all skill levels, who have helped us build, renovate, and repair over 450 homes throughout King County since our founding.

As a construction volunteer, you’re in good hands, under the guidance of our awesome AmeriCorps Construction Volunteer Leads and our stellar Construction Site Managers. With you, we can keep building homes, community, and hope!

Get the low down below, and for questions, check out our Volunteer FAQs.

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New Construction

We have 18 new homes in the pipeline to finish by the end of 2018, located in East and South King County. Construction volunteers help with tasks from foundations and framing to flooring and finish work. New construction tasks vary according to the build phase of each particular home, and volunteers help us build year-round, 3 days per week.

Construction locations

Pacific, WA:  Construction of a 9 new homes for Veterans

Sammamish, WA: Starting summer 2017

construction days

construction schedule

8:45 – 9:00: Check-in, distribute Personal Protective Equipment

9:00 – 9:15: Habitat introduction, safety orientation, and description of work assignments

9:15 – Noon: Work under the guidance of Habitat site staff

Noon – 12:45: Lunch: Please bring your own, if not provided by your group

12:45 to 3:45: Work under the guidance of Habitat site staff

3:45 – 4:00: Clean-up and sign out

New Construction FAQ

 No experience required! We provide all tools and training needed

 Must be at least 16 years old (under 18 accompanied by adult 21+)

 Group size 2-15 volunteers (larger groups by request)

 Parking varies by site, either on location or nearby streets. Please be courteous to our neighbors!

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Repairs and Recycled Homes

We will refurbish over 30 homes in 2017. Repair volunteer tasks include exterior work like siding, painting, and deck construction. Recycled or “Buyback” tasks include interior work like replacing flooring and painting, to update homes Habitat originally built for a new family. Repair/Buyback volunteers help us build Spring to Fall, 3-4 days per week.

Repair locations

Repairs: Renton, Federal Way, White Center & Rainier Valley

Recycled/Buybacks: located throughout King County

Repair days

repair schedule

8:45 – 9:00: Check-in, distribute Personal Protective Equipment

9:00 – 9:15: Habitat introduction, safety orientation, and description of work assignments

9:15 – Noon: Work under the guidance of Habitat site staff

Noon – 12:45: Lunch: Please bring your own, if not provided by your group

12:45 to 3:45: Work under the guidance of Habitat site staff

3:45 – 4:00: Clean-up and sign out

Repair FAQ

 No experience required! We provide all tools and training needed

 Must be at least 16 years old (under 18 accompanied by adult 21+)

 Group size 2-8 volunteers (larger groups by request)

 Parking varies by site, either on location or nearby streets. Please be courteous to our neighbors!

When fastening your safety harness, make sure you hear the click!

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Join the Build Hope Team

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Construction volunteering with Habitat Seattle is very popular, and often our volunteer spots fill up weeks in advance. Build Hope volunteers can “skip the line” and reserve an enhanced volunteer experience, even during our busiest seasons. Learn more>>

Non-Construction Volunteers

non construction volunteers

You can make an impact without lifting a hammer! Habitat has many fun and unique ways to transform lives & build communities. We hold monthly volunteer orientations to help you find a role that fits for you. Learn more>>