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VOLUNTEER

NEW VOLUNTEER SYSTEM!

We have changed volunteer system to better serve our volunteers. Please be patient as we switch our links and platforms. If you are having any issues, please contact volunteer@habitatgsf.org or call 415-625-1029.

Lend a helping hand - Volunteer!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco! We host individuals and groups of volunteers through a variety of ongoing  opportunities in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin Counties.


Volunteer own your own   Volunteer as part of a group   Become a Construction Intern   Volunteer on a regular basis   Volunteer FAQs


Get Started Volunteering!

New Home Construction - Novato

Mt. Burdell Place - 1112 4th Street, Novato 94945

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:15 am-4:15 pm

Help us build 10 homes at Mt. Burdell Place!

  • No construction experience is necessary!
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer.
  • This is a full-day volunteer shift.
  • Walking distance from downtown Novato. Map of Location.
  • Questions? Check out our Volunteer FAQs.

Sign up today to volunteer individually or volunteer as a group!

New Home Construction - San Francisco

Habitat Terrace - 1 Capitol Avenue, San Francisco 94112

Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Help us build 28 homes at Habitat Terrace!

  • No construction experience is necessary!
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer.
  • This is a full-day volunteer shift.
  • Walking distance from Daly City BART station. Map of Location
  • Questions? Check out our Volunteer FAQs.
Sign up today to volunteer individually or volunteer as a group!

Home/Community Facility Repairs - East Palo Alto

Various locations in East Palo Alto

Various days Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Help us repair an East Palo Alto home or community facility through our Neighborhood Revitalization work!

  • No construction experience is necessary!
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer.
  • This is a full-day volunteer shift.
  • Exact repair locations change frequently. Map of East Palo Alto.
  • To see where we are scheduled to work, check out our volunteer calendar.
  • Questions? Check out our Volunteer FAQs.
Sign up today to volunteer individually or volunteer as a group!

Home/Community Facility Repairs - San Francisco

Various locations in the Bayview district of San Francisco

Various days Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Help us repair a Bayview home or community facility through our Neighborhood Revitalization work!

  • No construction experience is necessary!
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer.
  • This is a full-day volunteer shift.
  • Exact repair locations change frequently. Map of the Bayview.
  • To see where we scheduled to work, check out our volunteer calendar.
  • Questions? Check out our Volunteer FAQs.

Sign up today to volunteer individually or volunteer as a group!

Park Beautifications - San Francisco

Various parks in the Bayview district of San Francisco

2nd and 3rd Saturdays of January-October, 9 am-12 pm

Help us beautify a Bayview park as part of our Neighborhood Revitalization work!

  • No experience is necessary!
  • Volunteers must be 14 or older to volunteer.
  • This is just a half day volunteer shift.
  • Exact Bayview park loctions vary. Map of the Bayview.
  • To see where we scheduled to work, check out our volunteer calendar
  • Questions? Check out our Volunteer FAQs.

Sign up today to volunteer individually or volunteer as a group!

Retail Store and Donation Center - San Carlos

Habitat Greater SF ReStore - 1411 Industrial Road, San Carlos 94070

Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 am-5:30 pm or 10 am-1:30 pm

Help with retail operations at the San Carlos ReStore!

  • No experience is necessary!
  • Volunteers must be 16 or older to volunteer. Each volunteer under 18 must be accompanied by an adult over 21.
  • Both AM and full-day volunteer shifts are available.
  • Just off the 101 in San Carlos. Map of Location.
  • Questions? Check out our ReStore Volunteer FAQs.

Sign up today to volunteer individually or volunteer as a group!






Join our Growing Community of Regular Volunteers!

Want to build an even bigger impact?

Our regular volunteers are huge supporters of our work. While they make up just 1% of our volunteer base, they contribute nearly 20% of the volunteer hours! Our regular volunteers enjoy the following benefits:

  • Volunteering a minimum of 2 times per month.
  • More flexible scheduling - no online sign-up needed!
  • Skipping the morning orientations.
  • Perfecting skills over time.
  • Getting to know other committed regular volunteers.
  • Earning milestone gifts, such as green hard hats at construction sites and t-shirts at the ReStore.

To become a regular volunteer, sign up for your first volunteer day online, then speak with the superintendent on site. If you have any questions, feel free to email the Volunteer Services Team at volunteer@habitatgsf.org.

Give back to your community while developing valuable skills. Our internships offer unique opportunities to learn a trade while contributing to a good cause!

  • Qualifications: Participants must be at least 17 years old to apply.
  • Duration: Internships are 3 days per week for 12 weeks or 4 days per week for 8 weeks. The work week is Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Upon the successful completion of an internship, all interns will receive a Certificate of Completion from Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Habitat Terrace

  • A 28 townhome development.
  • Location: 1 Capitol Ave., San Francisco, walking distance from both MUNI and BART stops.
  • Schedule: Workdays are from 8am-4:30pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays.

Mt. Burdell Place

  • A 10 single-family home development.
  • Location: 1112 4th Street, Novato, only a few blocks from downtown Novato.
  • Schedule: Workdays are from 7:30am-4:00pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays.


General Construction
  • Locations: Available at Habitat Terrace (San Francisco) and Mt. Burdell Place (Novato).
  • Qualifications: No experience necessary.
  • Description: Receive a general introduction to residential, wood-framed construction.  Interns are trained in safe use of basic power tools, framing, siding, window installation, roofing, painting and other various construction skills.
Construction Leadership
  • Locations: Available at Habitat Terrace (San Francisco) and Mt. Burdell Place (Novato).
  • Qualifications: Ideal for candidates with some experience working with their hands.
  • Description: Interns will be trained on instructing and managing volunteers in a variety of tasks involving new home construction.  They will learn basic volunteer management and safe use of basic power tools among other construction related skill that will allow them to lead and work with groups of volunteers through the duration of the program.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You must be at least 17 years old to apply. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule interviews.

Fill out this form to get started!