The Role of Volunteers

At Habitat, volunteers are the heart of our organization! More than 15,500+ volunteers assist in our home-building program every year. They build homes, raise funds, work in the offices, feed hungry volunteers, work at our Home Centers, and more. Our volunteers work alongside our homeowners and help them on their journey toward homeownership. Volunteer opportunities at Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio include:

Build Homes


Home construction is the heart of Habitat. No previous experience is necessary to volunteer. Each home will have an experienced leader to instruct volunteers and all the tools and safety equipment necessary. We have opportunities on the work site most Tuesdays – Saturdays. We provide lunch for our volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays only.

Lunch Crews


Help feed hungry volunteers. If you want to provide lunch to our volunteers you will provide the (commercially purchased) food, beverages, and paper products for approximately 30 volunteers on any scheduled build day. Providing lunch for one house (30 volunteers) is worth 24 hours of community service (provided that is accepted by your organization or school).

Volunteer Services Assistant


This is an ideal position for volunteers who want to be on the worksite but for some reason choose not to participate in construction. This volunteer will help Volunteer Services staff host all the volunteers on-site (ex: sign in, help with lunch,


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