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Strengthen our community alongside your peers and friends.

Our work would not be possible without the rallying support of local military groups, civic clubs, and student organizations. Together, we can build San Diego’s future.

  • No experience is necessary!
    We provide all the tools, training, and materials needed for a fun and productive volunteer day.
  • You’ve got choices.
    Choose from various opportunities, locations, and scheduling options, including half-day shifts!
  • Big group? Small group? No problem.
    We can accommodate groups ranging from 5-20 people.
Already know the ropes?
schedule a group

Strengthen our community alongside your peers and friends.

Our work would not be possible without the rallying support of local military groups, civic clubs, and student organizations. Together, we can build San Diego’s future.

  • No experience is necessary!
    We provide all the tools, training, and materials needed for a fun and productive volunteer day.

  • You’ve got choices.
    Choose from various opportunities, locations, and scheduling options, including half-day shifts!

  • Big group? Small group? No problem.
    We can accommodate groups ranging from 5-20 people.

Already know the ropes?
contact us to schedule a group

Building up our community always needs volunteers!

And, we can’t wait for you to join us. Here’s how to get started:

Browse opportunities.

We welcome non-sponsoring groups on build sites and in our ReStores and offer half-day and full-day shifts. See below for various activities.

Questions? Browse FAQs here, or send us an email here.

Designate a Team Lead.

Appoint a group member to be your Team Lead. This person will attend a volunteer orientation on your group’s behalf and serve as the primary point of contact with Habitat.

Contact us to schedule.

Submit the interest form below, and we’ll work with your Team Lead to schedule a date that works for you.

Construction

8:00am-3:00pm
Ages 16+

Don a hard hat and swing a hammer on a home construction site.

Give back to our community while learning new skills and working in collaborative groups led by an experienced construction leader. You’ll receive safety and skills training throughout the day.

Tasks vary depending on the stage of construction, but can include framing, roofing, drywall, insulation, flooring, painting, landscaping, and more.

Locations + Scheduling
  • A typical day of work is 8:00am-3:00pm, with a 30-minute lunch break at 11:30am.
  • We’re currently building in National City and Encinitas and schedule groups Tuesday-Saturday.
Age Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to join us on the construction site. Volunteers 17 years old and under must bring a Minor Permission Form signed by a parent/guardian. This form is also available for download upon registering for a VolunteerHub account.

ReStore

Full and 1/2 day shifts
Ages 14+

Help provide affordable home improvement items to the community.

The ReStore is Habitat’s discount home improvement warehouse where we sell donated materials to fund our mission. The ReStore is a critical piece of the funding puzzle and — with your help — allows us to create maximize our impact across San Diego County.

Tasks include store organization, donation intake, furniture assembly, and customer service.

Locations + Scheduling
  • Kearny Mesa, Escondido, and National City
  • Store hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Typical shifts are 9:00am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:00pm, but are flexible within store hours.
Age Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer at the ReStore. Volunteers 17 years old and under must bring a Minor Permission Form signed by a parent/guardian. This form is also available for download upon registering for a VolunteerHub account. Individual volunteers aged 14 or 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian — if arranging a group activity, please note this on the contact form below so we can arrange a youth activity.

Contact us today!

Contact/Team Lead*
Email*
Address
Have you ever coordinated a volunteer group with San Diego Habitat?
Group Type*

What type of volunteer work are you interested in?*
Please select all that apply.
Which day of the week is your group usually available to volunteer?*
Do you have any minors in your group?*

Let’s get you to the right place.

Questions about volunteering?
VIEW FAQs ➜
Are you an individual interested in volunteering?
LEARN MORE HERE ➜
Faith group interested in serving our community?
VIEW SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES ➜
Interested in reserving a date further out and have the ability to financially sponsor your group event?
LEARN ABOUT CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING ➜