Welcome to Women Build!
The mission of HFHI’s Women Build program is to enable U.S. and International affiliates to recruit, educate and nurture women to build – and advocate for – simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.
Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills, and build homes and communities.
No experience necessary
If you don’t have any construction skills, don’t worry! Many women come to Women Build sites with no construction skills at all and still make a great impact. Professionals will be on-site to provide instruction and guidance.
Volunteer - Call 301-863-6227 to speak with our Volunteer Coordinator.
National Women Build Week 2016
- Habitat for Humanity’s ninth annual National Women Build Week, April 30-May 8, invites women to devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
- National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. Lowe’s donated $2 million to support this year’s National Women Build Week and will provide $5,000 gift cards to 300 participating Habitat organizations and $25,000 grants to support 10 Girls Night Out build events in cities across the U.S. Girls Night Out evening builds will take place in Lowe’s parking lots and will engage Lowe’s Heroes and Habitat volunteers, kicking off National Women Build Week.
- This year, more than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers from across the country, are expected to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites during National Women Build Week.
- National Women Build Week supports a yearlong initiative between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity to build or repair 1,000 homes alongside families across the U.S. in time for the holidays. During National Women Build Week alone, volunteers across the country will work on 650 homes. (See additional Home for the Holidays messaging for more background)
- Since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million in support of Habitat’s mission and helped more than 5,500 Habitat partner families improve their living conditions.
National Women Build Week History
- National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through the Lowe’s national partnership with Habitat.
- Women Build is about empowering women and providing them opportunities to use their construction skills while helping to support Habitat’s mission. More than 80,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the eight previous National Women Build Week events.
- Women Build Program
- Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build, and advocate for decent and affordable houses in their communities.
- Women volunteers boost Habitat’s capacity to build more houses and serve more families. More than 2,300 Women Build houses have been built by all-women construction crews since the program began in 1998.