Women Build

“I have been telling everyone that my experience on the Habitat for Humanity Women Build far exceeded my expectations and was truly one of the most empowering experiences of my life! Truly. We absolutely want to be involved again next year.”

—Lisa K., Prime Electric

What is Women Build?

Women Build encourages women to give back to their community while helping Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King & Kittitas Counties make a difference in the lives of low-income families. Over the course of several weeks in April and May, the women and organizations of King County will fund projects, build affordable homes, and revitalize neighborhoods. 

How do I get involved?

By joining us during Women Build you help ensure affordable housing continues to be built for hard-working women and families in our community. Volunteer opportunities are available at select Habitat Stores, Construction Sites, and Home Repair projects located throughout King County. Individuals please register below to make your donation and receive your link to sign up to volunteer!

Volunteer with your company:
Corporate sponsorships and group volunteer opportunities are available throughout Women Build.
Review the flyer
and contact alex.wyatt@habitatskc.org

Individual Registration

Current Available Individual Women Build Dates:

  • Yarrow Cottages: May 15 (Wednesday) and May 16 (Thursday).
  • Highland Terrace: May 15 (Wednesday), May 16 (Thursday), May 17 (Friday), and May 18 (Saturday).  

Special events

Online and In-person: We are building out a series of exciting engagement opportunities that will take place during Women Build, including panel discussions, financial education classes, DIY home repair, and advocacy sessions. Check out our website and social media for more details as they are confirmed.


What is Women Build?

Women Build is a national program with Habitat for Humanity International that empowers women to help families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.  Habitat for Humanity’s 14th annual National Women Build Week invites women to get involved – devoting at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.

How does Habitat empower women?

Habitat provides opportunities for hands-on learning, empowering women to succeed in changing their communities. Nationally, over 60% of Habitat homes have women heads-of-household.  Thanks to skills learned while building, these women are better equipped to maintain their homes and gain confidence in their ability to cope with day-to-day situations.

Are men allowed to participate?

Yes, all gender identities are welcome. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude ANYONE from participating. We encourage teams to have 51% women (where possible) to meet program requirements.