Women Build

What is Women Build?

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.

Women Build opportunities are available across the U.S., and anyone who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community around us.

Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages and genders in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence.

What does joining Women Build look like?

To sign up fill out the form below or send our community outreach director an email with your interest in joining or leading a Women Build team at hillary.pritchard@hfhwhatcom.org and she will direct you to one of our numerous current projects!


Sign-up to join a team or form your own team - each team will be made up of 10-12 builders and will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects under the supervision of our construction managers.

Encourage others to join - every hand is needed to help Habitat home buyers realize their dream of owning a home.

Sign up to Help Habitat build Today!

Raise Funds

Help raise the funds necessary to build affordable home ownership opportunities for our friends and neighbors. Faith communities who believe in stable housing for low-income families have supported Habitat in many ways, from reoccurring monthly donations to hosting a fundraiser to financially supporting entire homes. Donate today or contact us with your ideas!

Check out our list of fundraising ideas here!

Schedule a Build Day

Launch your own weekly, monthly or annual build day! Get your fellow Women builders on the ground, helping make a dream come true by building a home from the ground up or by providing lunch for a build group.

Build events give Women Build teams an opportunity to engage their friends, co-workers and neighbors in meaningful ways and strengthen relationships, while also making an impact in our community. Weekly build days are scheduled Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9am-4pm. Safety instructions relative to each task will be given at the beginning of each day so make sure you arrive on time!

Sign up to volunteer or contact Hillary with you questions to get started.


What are the requirements?

No experience necessary to join a team, the only requirements are to sign up and show up!

Requirements for the build day are to bring plenty of food and water, dress appropriately for the tasks and weather (no open toed shoes please), and to ask for assistance if or when needed!

Can men join?

Absolutely! All genders and ages are welcome to join in on the fun!

Are there other opportunities to help Habitat without going on the build site?

Absolutely! There are many valuable tasks at Habitat that help build a home without swinging a hammer. Whether you want to provide breakfast or lunch for a crew, help out on one of our committees, launch a fundraiser of your own or help out at that Habitat Store or Habitat offices - we have a project to fit your interests. Contact us today at 360-715-9170 or by email at volunteer@hfhwhatcom.org with you ideas!

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