Part of the mission of Windy City Habitat for Humanity is community building. To that end, we welcome all members of the Chicago community to support our mission through advocacy, volunteering, and financial support. The driving force behind our organization is our volunteers, who contribute their time, talent and resources. Volunteers work side by side with future Habitat partner homeowners to help them realize and fulfill their dream of home ownership.
There are a variety of ways in which to get involved beyond construction. If you want to learn more about what we do, check out our eNewsletter. Join us on a committee, in the office, or in the ReStore!
Windy City Habitat for Humanity construction sites are located primarily on the South Side of Chicago. Volunteer days are Thursday through Saturday, 8:30am-4:00pm, from May until November.
- All participants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Waiver and Release Form must be presented to the Site Supervisor upon arriving at the site. You will not be able to volunteer without a signed waiver--NO EXCEPTION. The construction team members do not have blank waiver forms.
- Your workday will consist of physical labor. You work at your own risk.
Closed toe shoes
No loose fitting clothing or jewelry
8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
All volunteers are asked to invest in our mission with both their time and financial resources. If you are not in a position to donate to our mission, consider fundraising as a way to engage others in helping our neighbors acquire simple, decent, affordable housing.
There is a mandatory orientation for all volunteers. To sign-up for our next orientation please contact, Cicely Tatum at email@example.com.
- Volunteer as an individual. To secure a build day, we ask that you make a minimum donation of $50.
Groups (A group is defined as 10-15). In order to secure a group volunteer build day, you must make a charitable contribution to our mission. Typically, there is a minimum of $5,000 per build day for a maximum of 15 people.
To schedule a Group Build please contact, Cicely Tatum, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To protect both our volunteers and our organization, Windy City Habitat for Humanity requires all volunteers read and sign a Release and Waiver of Liability. Please click here to print out the Release and Waiver of Liability before proceeding to our volunteer registration pages.