Community & Faith Group Volunteering

 

Volunteer in your community

We invite Faith groups, non-profit groups and community organizations to come build simple, decent, and affordable homes for Toronto families living in need.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Toronto Area is committed to helping hardworking families living in substandard housing. The Habitat Homeownership program is for families looking to improve their lives through commitment and partnership. We rely on group volunteers to help accomplish our mission. Your group can have a direct hand in helping build a home and provide a lasting contribution to the lives of the families that will eventually move into their Habitat home and to the community.

 

All groups will be asked to fundraise a minimum of $100 per participant to have the opportunity to participate in an Adopt a Day Team Build Day. In taking this step, your group has recognized the importance of providing a long-term solution to the affordable housing crisis in the GTA. We can provide tools for your group that will assist you with fundraising.

 

Please note that all volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to build with us.

How Team Builds Work

  • A contact at your organization arranges a day for 5 - 50 participants to build on our site. Once your day is scheduled, you will recieve a confirmation package with all the information you will need for your build. 
  • On the day of your build, your group arrives at the site at 8:00am, submits their waviers, completes the registration process and will receive CSA approved steel-toe boots and hard hats. At this time, your group will also receive a short safety training session and be led in the Habitat Cheer
  • Next, your team will be split into smaller groups and led through projects by Crew Leaders who are experienced construction volunteers.
  • Your team will spend the day learning and performing various construction tasks to help us build a house.
  • You will also enjoy a team t-shirt, coffee breaks, a well-earned lunch, as well as team photos that are taken throughout your build day.
  • The build day ends at 4:00pm

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  at 416-755-7353 x 246 for more information or to schedule a build day for your group.

"I found Habitat for Humanity GTA as a very friendly organization for low income families. No interest, no down payment, training for home ownership, the best thing is you can own a house even if you are on a low income.

We thank God and thank the staff of Habitat for Humanity GTA who give us this opportunity. It's our dream; it's the goal of our life."