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Construction Core Volunteers

Our Construction Core Volunteers are the lifeblood of Dallas Habitat. We rely on our Core Volunteers to help us build, lead teams of volunteers, instruct Habitat University volunteers, and help us catch up on builds throughout the week.

Dallas Habitat Construction Core Volunteers are critical to our work. We rely heavily on this special group of individuals who devote their time and services on a long-term basis to our construction sites. If you are looking for a way to make a tangible impact in our community, we welcome you to join our Core Volunteer team!

Core Volunteer Benefits

As a Core Volunteer, you make all we do possible, and in return, you’ll reap numerous benefits:

  • Enjoy camaraderie with fellow volunteers.
  • Develop new and existing skills.
  • Change families’ lives and help transform neighborhoods.
  • Be invited to volunteer gatherings and Habitat events.

Core Volunteer Requirements

Core Volunteers are involved in many areas of our organization, and all Core Volunteers must be:

  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Attend Habitat University and complete additional training as needed.
  • Commit to volunteering 1 to 4 times per month; hours may vary depending on position.
  • Have a strong interest in service.
  • Habitat University

    All volunteers begin with a volunteer orientation program to introduce them to Dallas Habitat’s mission and the build site. Once you graduate, you become a core volunteer with access to our extensive training program to help you have even more fun on the build site.

    Our Habitat University program is a great first step to learning all aspects of the build process. Habitat University consists of 7 training sessions done on-site at your convenience. Start with our introductory freshman course and graduate through our specialized training including framing, roofing, trusses, painting, and more. Once all training is completed, volunteers graduate to become a Core Volunteer. To Register email us at volunteering@dallas-habitat.org

    Help Us Build

    It takes individuals, leaders, and groups like you, who are willing to give a day, a month, or several days a year to help turn a truckload of construction materials into a new home for a deserving family. Building a home alongside other volunteers and partner families is a great way to be part of something bigger.

    Habitat sets the stage for families and volunteers to come together. A family partners with Habitat and contributes their “sweat equity” or their own labor. A volunteer offers them a hand up, providing the support and the “muscle” that often means homes can be built at considerably lower costs. At a Habitat build site, relationships are formed and friends are made.

    Volunteers generally participate in construction Wednesday through Saturday, and no construction experience is necessary. You can get involved on a regular basis and become a Core Volunteer or get involved as often as your schedule allows.

    Build Site Age Restrictions

    • Under 16 years of age: not allowed on site during any phase of construction
    • 16–17 years old: allowed to participate in construction, but cannot get on the roof or operate power tools; must have one adult supervisor over 21 per 5 youth.
    • 18+ years old: allowed to participate in all construction activities