Habitat for Humanity
What is Habitat for Humanity?
At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Come together and help us build.
We volunteer at build sites where we work on homes at whatever stage they're at. We are taught safety and how to do the different jobs at the beginning of the build, then we get to work! The homes we help build go to lower-income families in our community who help build it along side us.
Another volunteer opportunity we have is at the the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Orem. This is a home improvement thrift store where the public can purchase new and gently used building materials and home improvement supplies for 50-75% off retail prices.
All proceeds go towards the building and repairing part of Habitat for Humanity, so It's very important we serve here too!
How do I get involved?
Every other week we'll be sending out an email with a link to a sign-up sheet. You can also find the sign-up here. Please make sure that you are signed in with your BYU email to edit the sheet.
We can usually only have about 10-15 volunteers for most projects, so sign up as soon as you can. If it's already full, sign up on the waitlist and we'll let you know if a spot becomes available!
We'll also be sharing information about our projects on social media. Following us on Facebook is a great way to hear about our upcoming events and see the recent work we’ve done!
Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have or fill out this survey to be added to our email list. We look forward to working with you, and we sincerely appreciate your willingness to serve!
We have projects almost every other Saturday from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM. We meet in front of the Jamba Juice in the Wilkinson Center at 8:00 AM and carpool to our project (usually in Provo or Orem, occasionally in American Fork or Spanish Fork.) We try our best to be back to BYU by noon, but if you have other appointments, we will share the address of the build site and you can meet us there and leave early.
No Y-Serve training required to volunteer with this program.
One of the builds we did last semester was for a veteran of the Vietnam War. His house was old and decaying and he had only one son there to help him out. Habitat for Humanity took the remodeling project on and we were lucky enough to be a part of it. I attended the build when we put siding around his entire house. What 12 inexperienced volunteers did in one morning would've taken this man and his son several days! At the end of the build, his son came out and thanked us for our help and took a picture with us. You could see how grateful he was. I felt like the lucky one as I was able to provide meaningful service to this man and his father.