Join us in making a difference
Together, we can eliminate the barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. We couldn’t do this important work without your help and support.
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is a weeklong event, March 1-8, the week leading up to International Women’s Day. The event calls on women to raise a hammer to spotlight the need for safe and affordable housing and provides the tools for women to empower and educate themselves on skills used when repairing and restoring homes.
Home builders blitz
Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz is held in the Fall and brings together professional homebuilders from all over the county for one shared purpose – to build safe and affordable housing for families in need of a decent place to call home.
Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge is an alternative school break opportunity for high school and college students. Students serve on the build site and learn about substandard living conditions and how affordable housing builds strength, stability, and self-reliance for homeowners. Students see beyond the home being built or repaired, to the people behind it – macro issues on a micro-scale.
Habitat for Humanity’s Apostles Build project calls people to leave the pews of the church and to serve in the way that the original apostles served. Twelve churches, or coalitions of churches, come together to fully fund and build a Habitat for Humanity home for a local family.
This program is a partnership between St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, Indian River State College, Career Source Research Coast, and Treasure Coast Builders Association, and is designed to assist low-income residents of St. Lucie County, ages 16 to 24 and in need of a high school diploma, become self-sufficient, productive members of the community.
Local high school students work alongside fellow classmates and future homeowners on a Habitat project. This is a rewarding community service experience for students who volunteer their time to help families move out of unacceptable housing into decent, affordable housing. The goal is to educate the younger generation of thinkers and doers about affordable housing needs and the importance of financial stability.
Join a Committee
Homeowner selection & support committee
The Homeowner Selection and Support Committee (HSSC) assists Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in the critical function of selecting qualified applicants to become HFH homeowners. Members support future homeowners through the processes of application through homeownership. Committee members attend application process meetings, groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies, and other community events to support applicants and HIPS.
As part of the support function of the committee, individual members serve as “advisors” to specific HIPS as assigned. When serving in this capacity, the member establishes regular contacts with the HIP and serves as a liaison between the HIP and HFH. These relationships may extend beyond the day homeowners move into their new homes.
St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity’s Community Development Committee is an integral part of our operations and achieving our mission. The role of Habitat’s Community Development Committee is to engage our community through raising funds, promoting volunteerism, and advocating for the need of affordable homeownership in St. Lucie County.
Community development committee
“Joy comes from putting the welfare of others above our own”
-Henry B. Eyring
Frequently asked questions
about volunteering the construction site.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 16 years old or older. Volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a youth waiver signed by a parent, with them to the construction site on their scheduled build day. Minor volunteers may not operate power tools or work at heights above six feet. Minor volunteers must be supervised by a parent or guardian while on the construction site.
When can I volunteer for construction?
The construction sites are typically open to volunteers on Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 2pm. We do not have a consistent schedule, so the best way to find construction volunteer opportunities is to visit our website calendar.
What if I have never done any construction before?
All skill levels are welcome! We assume no skills or prior construction experience. The construction supervisor will provide plenty of instruction and oversight throughout the day.
What kind of work will we do?
All sorts of work takes place on a Habitat construction site. Please be prepared to assist in whatever the day’s tasks may be and remember that every job helps to build homes! If you have special skills, don’t be shy! We are looking for Team Leaders with special skills. Please contact us if you are
interested in participating in this way. Let the construction staff know upon your arrival in case you can be of unique assistance. While tasks often include using power tools or working at heights, volunteers will not be expected to do any task that makes them uncomfortable.
Should I bring anything?
We recommend bringing sunscreen, bug spray, and lunch or some snacks (unless lunch is provided by your volunteer group). If you have any personal tools you’d prefer to use over the ones we provide, feel free! For example, a hammer, tape measure, carpenter’s pencil, work gloves,
safety glasses, etc. We do ask that you do not bring any power tools from home, we have plenty on-site for you to use. St Lucie Habitat will provide water, gloves, safety goggles, and hard hats, plus any necessary tools to perform the tasks of the day.
What should I wear?
Closed-toe/heel shoes or boots are required. Volunteers who do not come to the site with the proper footwear will not be able to participate. Wear clothes that are appropriate for the weather conditions and that you don’t mind getting dirty or stained. We recommend wearing layers so that you can be comfortable throughout the day.
What is NOT allowed on site?
We strongly discourage you from bringing valuables, including jewelry, to our worksites. Personal power tools are not allowed. There is no smoking, drugs, or alcohol allowed on our work sites.
How do I sign up to volunteer?
Click the Volunteer Application button or click here to sign up!
Volunteers must schedule their build days in advance. Because it’s important to us that all our volunteers have a productive and rewarding experience, we only recruit the number of volunteers that we can safely and comfortably accommodate each day. Therefore, volunteers must reserve a spot for themselves before their build day from our website calendar. When we have recruited the maximum number of volunteers that we can host on a particular day, we will no longer recruit additional volunteers.