Frequently Asked Questions

Habitat for Humanity - South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to do to volunteer?

You can either join one of our build events hoste in various locations or you can volunteer a specific skill. We would require your contact details to provide you information on build event opportunities as well as skill based opportunities


Why do I have to pay to volunteer?

​Our build events​ generate much needed income necessary to cover the cost of the event as well as cover a portion of our community development initiatives within the communities we serve.


What type of volunteer activities can I become involved in?

​The most popular form of volunteering is through our build events where you will be actively involved in constructing a home for a family. From time to time we require specific skills in our office and when these opportunities arise we will connect with you. ​


When can I start volunteering?

You can contact us and request more information on current volunteer opportunities. 


I would like to volunteer in another country

​You can volunteer in another country via our Global Village Program. Click on this link to start your journey!


What will I do on a build site?

​You will help to mix dugha, move blocks, sand and help to lay blocks. More importantly you will be able to interact with the homeowner and surrounding community​.


What do I need to bring to site?

​Gloves, sunblock, warm top, water, sunhat and raincoat in the event of rain. Do not forget to bring a good attitude and a willingness to assist on the day. ​


What is expected of volunteers during the build week?

​You will be expected to listen to the instructions from our Crew leaders and Habitat staff who will guide you in safe building practices​ on site. In addition to this, you will be required to adhere to the on-site guidelines and policies. We welcome questions from our volunteers, especially if you are unsure of anything. 


Are there any age restrictions?

​You have to be 16 years or older to participate in a Habitat for Humanity SA build.​


I would like to apply for an internship. How do I go about it?​

​You can look for internship opportunities on our Careers page. 


When is your next event?

​Please refer to our build events calendar page​.


Will I receive a stipend for volunteering?

​We do not pay volunteers and ask that you volunteer your time to help a good cause​.