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. 

  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.