There are two ways that your team can volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County:
1.) Sponsoring a Team Build Day at a Construction Site
2.) Team Volunteering at the ReStore
Team Build Day: Construction Site
Our Team Build Day (TBD) Program is a group volunteer event created for businesses, corporations and faith-based organizations looking to make a positive impact in our community. This memorable day of building is perfect for departmental outings, team training, and convention groups. TBD volunteers create an immediate difference as they partner with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County in building, renovating, or repairing a home. Team Build Days also allow the group to help Habitat accomplish its goal of eliminating overcrowded, substandard housing through a financial contribution to the affiliate*.
Requested amounts are as follows:
Team Build Day on a homebuilding construction site: $2,500.
All of our Team Build Day Partners receive:
- A build day on the Habitat for Humanity construction site (for up to 10 people)
- One (1) link/post on social media sites (Facebook/Twitter)
- Framed group photo from build day
- Invitation to Home Dedication
This donation completely covers the costs incurred by your team of up to 10 volunteers working with us for a day on one of our construction sites. (Teams of greater than 10 have some options at our construction site in Upper Dublin during certain phases of construction and can also consider sponsoring multiple build days, as our schedule allows.)
Why do we ask your team to donate? On average, each Habitat house costs over $100,000 to build. Individual and group contributions are our most important source of funding, and your donation helps us supply the materials, training and supervision needed for a successful Team Build Day.
Funds can be raised by individuals, companies, or through matching funds and other grants. By sponsoring your build day, your organization takes a leading role in addressing the critical issue of poverty housing in Montgomery County. We’re happy to offer ideas for successfully raising funds through projects, activities, and events.
Please note: your donation is fully tax-deductible. Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, PA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. (Tax ID: 23-2544395)
*Consideration is also given by donating budget-relieving services or gifts in kind.
Team Volunteering at the ReStore
We can schedule your team’s volunteer day at our ReStore (home improvement thrift store) without a financial donation. Volunteering at the ReStore is a great option for all groups, including those that aren’t able to raise funds for a Team Build Day on a construction site.
How does it work? The ReStore accepts donations of new and used building supplies, home goods, appliances, etc., and sells them to the public at greatly reduced prices. Every penny of revenue goes towards future homebuilding projects—which means that volunteering at the Restore directly helps us raise money to build more Habitat houses! Volunteers are critical for processing, organizing and stocking donations, as well as providing customer service to visitors.
We’re happy to work with your team to schedule a day for you at the ReStore, where your work will serve as the very first piece of the Habitat homebuilding process. It’s a vital part of our mission, and it makes for a great day of volunteering with your team, too!
Service Build Days
Important Group Information
After your Team Build Day is scheduled, you will receive a volunteer packet with all pertinent information for your build day (i.e. location, what to wear, waivers, etc.). All participants must complete and sign the "Waiver of Liability." Group orientations will take place the morning of the Team Build Day.
Home sponsorship is key to the success of our mission! Working with individuals, corporations, faith groups, and others, our home-sponsorship program is a major source of funding for the "sticks and bricks" necessary to build simple, decent and energy-efficient homes. In addition to providing funding, teams of volunteers from our house sponsors help construct "their" homes with guidance from Habitat's construction staff. HFHMC builds in various areas around Montgomery County and currently has active build sites in Norristown and Upper Dublin.
To learn more about sponsoring a home, click here.