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Volunteer, Leader, Ambassador

If you are looking to learn, build, and lead volunteers with Houston Habitat, join our Core Volunteer program.

Core Volunteers make Houston Habitat’s mission possible. Each Core Volunteer develops construction and leadership skills that are essential to homebuilding. Core Volunteers commit to completing a series of training courses and to leading other volunteers as needed, which allows volunteers to become familiar with how Houston Habitat operates and builds.

Why become a Core Volunteer?

  • Work alongside great construction staff, other volunteers and families in our program
  • Learn construction skills
  • You’ll get your own Habitat t-shirt
  • Support and promote our mission
  • It’s a great way to meet new people!

What kind of things can you learn?

  • Framing
  • Installing trusses
  • Sheathing
  • Wall building
  • Window and door installation
  • Roofing

and more!

Depending on funding, we have one or two training cohorts a year (spring and fall). Each cohort is limited to 30 new Core Volunteers. We ask those who are interested in the program to be patient with us while we work down our signup list.

*We are currently putting together the Spring 2024 class.*

Can’t wait that long to volunteer? Please see our other volunteer opportunities.

An update email on the new cohort will be sent to signups at the end of the current build season (Spring-July, Fall-December).

Interested? Watch the latest orientation video and fill in the form below.

Download our Core Guidebook for program information.

Training Update

The spring 2024 training cohort is being assembled.

Spring 2024 Training Schedule (all Saturdays)

We are a go for Core Training! Our spring schedule:

  • April – 13, 20, 27
  • May – 4, 11, 18
  • June – 1, 8 , 15, 22

Core Orientation

Please view the Core Volunteer Orientation below. Orientation is mandatory for the next group of trainees. There is a password in the video you will need to provide the Community Engagement Manager to verify that you watched the video if you’re invited to the next training class. Please also review the Core Volunteer Guidebook.


core volunteer interest form

Fill in the interest form below and watch the orientation presentation. New signups will be notified at the end of the current build season (Spring-July, Fall-December) where they are in the queue

    What level of experience do you have building homes?