Women Build

What is Women Build?

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Our 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 any woman 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 that you share.

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. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.

What does being a part of Women Build look like?

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.

Raise funds - we hope that each team will help raise funds to help support the building costs and help spread awareness of the habitat mission

Schedule a build day - every team is scheduled for their own build day but are welcome to schedule more. Build days are 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!

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!


What are current build opportunities?

We currently have three ongoing projects. We are building a single-family home in Acme, a single-family home in Sudden Valley, and will be starting construction on the Telegraph Townhomes project. Build days are available weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Click here to learn more about these projects and how to get involved!

Can men join?

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

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!

Sign-up for Women Build Today!

    If you would like to create a team (of friends, family members or for your business, church or school) that is not listed here, please select "Other" and add your team!
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