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Volunteer to Build

Make an Impact in Your Community

Thank you for your interest in becoming a construction volunteer.

We could not help local families realize their dream of homeownership without the help of dedicated volunteers.

Roughly 80% of the labor performed on a Habitat house is completed by construction volunteers. In a given year, that means 300 – 400 volunteers come out to help build houses for local families in need of safe, decent, affordable homes. So when we say “We couldn’t do this without you!” – we mean it!

Currently, we are building a two-phase, 32 home community on Hilton Head off Marshland Road called The Glen.

About Volunteering

  • No prior construction experience is needed.
  • Skilled foreman are onsite to teach and supervise you at all times.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Volunteers age 16 or 17 must register with our volunteer coordinator directly.
  • Regular volunteer hours are Tuesday – Friday, 8:00AM – 12:00PM.
  • Group volunteer days, team builders, and Saturdays may be scheduled with our volunteer coordinator directly.
  • Activities range from building, caulking, landscaping, painting and everything in between.

Safety Measures

  • Every morning at 7:45AM, the construction manager will review the activities and safety procedures for the day. (Please arrive 15 minutes early to be present for this morning meeting).
  • Construction will be canceled in instances of
    inclement weather including, severe heat, rain and storms.
  • Two handwashing stations and hand sanitizer are avialble on site. We encourage frequent hand washing.
  • Volunteers should avoid sharing tools, but when sharing is neccessary, tools must be sanitized between users.
  • Volunteers must bring thier own work gloves.
  • Volunteers may be asked to disinfect thier tools, hats, or work areas at the end of each shift.

3 Steps to Become a Volunteer

  1. Review the Work Crew Safety Manual or Work Crew Safety Manual (Spanish).
  2. Complete an English or Spanish version of the Volunteer Agreement and Liability Waiver. Minors (under 18) must have a parent or legal guardian sign on their behalf. Please submit completed paperwork to JanHunter@habitathhi.org or print and bring with you to your first volunteer shift.
  3. Registering online before arriving on site.

Volunteer Location: 48 Alex Patterson Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29926

Questions? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Jan Hunter, at janhunter@habitathhi.org or 843.681.5864.