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.