Your safety is important to us. We’ve updated our protocols for Women Build. READ OUR HEALTH + SAFETY INFORMATION ➜

Every woman has the power to build the world.

Women Build volunteers come together from all walks of life to build stronger, safer communities. Women can create significant change in their neighborhoods by volunteering and bringing attention to the fact that homeownership is a pathway to better financial futures, better education, better health, and a more cared-for, connected community.

Any individual who wants to learn how to build a home is invited to join us; no experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals and 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 one that improves the community we share.

Event details:

  • April 29 – May 23, 2021 • 8am-12pm
    (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays)

  • Opportunities include on-site building, ReStore shifts, a virtual option, and an all-new Adventure Race!
  • All are invited to participate. No experience is necessary!

Introducing this year’s event, Women Build On!

The past year has brought its own set of unique challenges for us all, but the housing crisis has far from diminished. This year’s event, Women Build On brought to you by Cox, is a celebration of resilience in our community, as well as a recognition of the fact that our work is not complete. We join together to Build On pillars of:

We build on to increase access to safe, healthy housing for all in our community.
What will you build on for?

Here’s how it works:

Each Women Builder raises or donates $300 that directly supports the construction and preservation of homes throughout San Diego County. Recruit a team to raise funds together, or join as individual — the choice is yours!

This year, we’re offering a variety of participation options, designed to allow you to join us in the way that feels safest for you.

More ways to support:

  • Donate:
    Make a contribution in support of our Women Build event here, or find a Women Builder’s personal fundraising page here.

  • Advocate:
    Spread the word and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Ready to join us in addressing the housing crisis in San Diego County?

  • Let us know your preferred activity and date, and decide whether you’ll be building as a team or an individual.
  • When your date is reserved, a member of our team will send you the link to create your team and individual fundraising pages.

  • Create your fundraising page and begin fundraising! 

register now

In addition to a unique one-of-a-kind experience, all participants will receive a 2021 Women Build On t-shirt and hat. We also have some fun incentives to motivate our Women Builders to fundraise past their minimum:

  • $500 ⇢ San Diego Habitat fanny pack
  • $750 ⇢ Women Build On sweatshirt
  • $1000 ⇢ toolbox and tools from The Original Pink Box
  • Top Individual Fundraiser ⇢ local two-night staycation at Harrah’s Resort Southern California
  • Top Corporate Team ⇢ Women Build Hammer Plaque to display in workplace
  • Top Friends & Family Team ⇢ engraved frame with team photo for each team member

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title sponsor:

Don’t miss our Virtual Kickoff Event.

Thursday, April 29 • 4pm | Join us for a lively, interactive, virtual gathering for Women Builders to come together and celebrate you — the women who help provide strength and stability throughout our neighborhoods. Top fundraisers will be announced and prizes will be awarded! RSVP HERE ➜

Become a Women Build sponsor!

Share your passion for empowering women in our community and receive great benefits for your company with sellout event’s tremendous reach. Sponsorships start at $2,500.

contact us today

Your questions about Women Build On, answered.

More questions?

Please email or call (619) 283-4663.

This year’s event offers various modes of participation including limited capacity on-site building, virtual “building” from home, shifts in San Diego Habitat ReStores, a community service project, and an exciting new Women Build Adventure Race around San Diego County!

In an effort to minimize the time spent physically near other individuals, teams will be limited to five individuals per location, and construction sites will not offer massages, breakfast, or an end-of-day toast as we have in the past. Workday hours for on-site building will be 8:00am-12:00pm.

This year’s festivities will begin with a Virtual Kickoff Event on Thursday, April 29. Bring your Women Build team, your Women Build spirit, and your beverage of choice for a group toast! RSVP HERE ➜

Imagine The Amazing Race (TV show), but without the planes and international travel! During the Women Build Adventure Race, teams of up to five people from your personal Quaranteam will race to complete a series of challenges from Friday, May 21 through Sunday, May 23. Teams will have opportunities to win prizes as they go and the grand prize goes to the team that makes it the farthest the fastest.

You may get wet and you may get dirty, but you will definitely have some laughs along the way! LEARN MORE HERE ➜

For the past year. our board, staff, and volunteers have worked together to follow strict COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in conjunction with federal, state, and local restrictions. We have significantly reduced the number of available on-site volunteer opportunities and limited any gathering of individuals throughout our organization. Our staff members and volunteers have been diligent about sanitation, health screening, and social distancing for all in-person activities.

We will continue to closely follow regulations and guidelines and will adhere to any updates in these standards. LEARN MORE HERE ➜

On-site building will begin April 29 at our new construction and neighborhood revitalization sites in National City. We will also be framing walls for our Escondido site (location TBD)!

Construction activities are available on the following bolded dates:

April 25 April 26 April 27 April 28 April 29 April 30 May 1
May 2 May 3 May 4 May 5 May 6 May 7 May 8
May 9 May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15
May 16 May 17 May 18 May 19 May 20 May 21 May 22

Each Women Builder raises or donates a minimum of $300 that directly supports the building and repairing of Habitat homes throughout San Diego County. After you register, we’ll send you a link to create your team and individual fundraising pages, along with ideas to make it fun and easy!

In order to participate on-site, Women Builders must be 16 years of age or older. The Women Build On Adventure Race is open to participants of all ages and activity levels! Only registered participants who meet the fundraising goal will be eligible for incentives and prizes. Participants under the age of 12 are not required to register and are invited to play along with an adult!