Employment and Long-term VOLUNTEER opportunities

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

San Diego Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views, or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes employees, volunteers, and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

The following positions are currently open. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of committed colleagues and support the mission of Habitat for Humanity, take a look at the job descriptions! See below for details and instruction about how to apply.

To be considered for any open job, we must receive the following items:

  • Completed employment application - DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Salary requirements

Email attachments to jobs@sandiegohabitat.org
Subject line: TITLE OF JOB

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist

Under the guidance and supervision of the CFO, the Payroll/Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for a variety of highly sensitive and confidential accounting duties including biweekly payroll processing, reconciliation of general ledger accounts related to payroll, coordinating the accounts payable processing, as well as being able to work both independently and collaboratively while also prioritizing a diverse workload.

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Major Gifts Manager

The Major Gifts Manager will play a critical role in helping San Diego Habitat for Humanity reach new levels by qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting gifts from individual donors. Responsibilities include managing and increasing contributions from the current portfolio of donors as well as cultivating new relationships. This is a new position created to increase the capacity of the Development Team, and in turn expand Habitat’s mission throughout San Diego County. 

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Playhouse Program Specialist

Under the guidance and supervision of the Manager of Volunteer Services, this role will coordinate the logistics and volunteers of the playhouse program, including purchasing materials, production of playhouse kits, family recipient selection, volunteer leader training, and build day event coordination. Day of event coordination will include, loading and unloading all supplies and materials, set up, group facilitation, event teardown, reloading, coordination with selected families, and transportation of completed playhouses.

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Construction Superintendent

The Construction Superintendent is responsible for all project related field supervision and provides overall onsite administrative and technical management of the construction project site. The duties of the construction supervisor include coordination of all field activities, including working with unskilled to skilled volunteers, while maintaining the project schedule and assuring quality control.

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AmeriCorps Opportunities

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is proud to host AmeriCorps Members!  AmeriCorps is the national service initiative that provides community service opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. AmeriCorps members may do direct service, through National positions, or indirect, capacity building service, through VISTA positions. AmeriCorps is a 10-12 month volunteer service term.

Through their service, AmeriCorps members address critical needs in local communities. Habitat for Humanity works with AmeriCorps members to build homes and relationships with our families and volunteers.

We are currently recruiting for the positions listed below. Possible start dates range from August to October. For a full position description and how to apply, please click on the position title.


Construction Crew Leader – National

ReStore Development – VISTA

Volunteer Services Coordinator – National


For any questions concerning the AmeriCorps program, please contact Chris Orkwis at chris.orkwis@sandiegohabitat.org

Long-term Volunteer Opportunities

Construction Management Volunteer

As a construction management volunteer for San Diego Habitat for Humanity, your primary responsibility will be to assist with material takeoffs, scheduling, budgeting, and contracts. Previous experience in construction management or project management is required.

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Grant Writing Volunteer

As a grant writing volunteer for San Diego Habitat for Humanity, your primary responsibility will be to assist with the identification of appropriate grantors and the execution and submission of grant requests. This work requires a volunteer with strong research, writing, and analytical skills.

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San Diego Habitat Ambassador Program

Volunteer Ambassadors serve as liaisons between San Diego Habitat for Humanity and the San Diego community to promote the mission of San Diego Habitat to donors, volunteers, future homeowners, and others. By hosting fundraising events, participating in community outreach, and promoting the organization via word of mouth and social media, San Diego Habitat will reach more people with its message, not only raising funds and awareness, but also providing the ability to build and repair more homes for low-income families in San Diego. 

Interested in becoming a San Diego Habitat Ambassador? Click here to learn more.

For any questions regarding the Ambassador Program, call Lizbet Carrillo at 619-283-4663 ext. 159 or email lizbet.carrillo@sandiegohabitat.org.