Volunteer on a Build Site

Building homes is what Habitat is all about! If your group would like to help us build our community, please contact our Director of Family & Volunteer Engagement, Zachary Hanvey, to reserve your Saturday:



Here’s what you need to know:

What’s the daily schedule?

How do we get to the site?

Directions to the site will be given to the group leader. We urge as many volunteers as possible to carpool, bike, or take public transportation. Many of our build sites are in neighborhoods where parking is at a premium and we don’t want to cause disruptions for neighbors.

Can teens volunteer?

Persons age 16-17 can volunteer along with a parent or guardian. Otherwise, you need to be at least 18 years old to work at an Athens Area Habitat build site.

What size groups can volunteer?

Groups of 10-12 people can volunteer to work on a build site. All members of the group should plan to be at the site for the entire workday.

Can individuals volunteer?

If you’re an individual with construction experience and you’d like to volunteer regularly with Athens Area Habitat, please contact our construction supervisor, Josh Houben, to discuss potential opportunities at josh.houben@athenshabitat.com or 706-715-6727 after filling out our online volunteer application:

Click here to complete a construction volunteer application online

What should I wear, and what should I bring?

Do I need training?

Our crew will assess skills at the start of the work day and make assignments accordingly. They will also provide basic training for volunteers who want to learn new skills. Everybody has something to contribute, so don’t worry about your skill level — just focus on doing what you can and enjoying a fulfilling day of service!