How To Volunteer

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  • Help us build at our current and fifteenth sponsored Habitat house at 352 Peck Street, the future home of Maritza Rodriguez, Jason Villa, and their family. Register below to become a build volunteer. Once you’ve registered in the system, you can check the calendar for openings available to your group or to you as an individual. Build experience is not necessary. Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven’s construction supervisors will help you master the skills needed for the day and provide the tools, literally and figuratively, to help you build.

    For build volunteer “action shots” to inspire you, check out the photos from our build at 387 Lenox Street. You’ve got this!

    If you are part of an interested group—work, church, school, civic, neighborhood—please email us at On most Saturdays, groups of up to 10 people can be accommodated. Raise the Roof’s Volunteer Coordinator and team will help you designate a build coordinator within your group and get your team registered to build together. While most groups choose a Saturday workday, weekdays can be arranged as well. We look forward to building with you!

    Email Raise the Roof for help joining us to build!

  • Volunteer Registration

  • 1. Everyone must complete the one-time registration process. Click here to access the ‘VolunteerUp’ page on the Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven website. At the top of the page there is a ‘Volunteer’ tab with a drop-down menu that includes ‘Volunteer FAQ’. Read through the FAQ to learn more about what you can expect at a build.

    2. When you are ready to register, go back and click the ‘VolunteerUp’ button in the center of the page. Click on the ‘Register’ button under ‘I am a New Volunteer!’

    3. Fill in the requested information to create a “Profile” with user name and password for future use.

    4. The registration form includes the “Groups/Teams” section where you can check off the groups that you might like to volunteer with. At a minimum, check off “Raise the Roof”.

    5. Note that you may volunteer as an individual during the week and on some designated Saturdays. Those slots also appear on the calendar.

    6. After registration is completed, go back to the calendar to click on the work date you’d like to choose. You will receive an automatic confirmation email from VolunteerUp with information on time to arrive, the waiver, etc.

    7. A new registered user should receive a confirmation to their email address from VolunteerUp.

    8. Registered users will be able to look at the calendar at any time to see who has volunteered on specific days.

    NOTE: All volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the work site. Neither Habitat nor Raise the Roof can provide or arrange transportation.

  • Habitat ReStore in Wallingford

    Have a heart for shopping, Habitat, and helping? Have we got a deal for you! Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven’s ReStore have the opportunity to peruse treasures that include new and gently used furniture, appliances, kitchen cabinets, sinks, tools, lighting, and more, all while getting to meet other Restore volunteers, Habitat homeowners, and customers. Volunteers help with greeting and assisting customers and organizing and creating displays, and the ReStore proceeds support Habitat’s home building program in Greater New Haven.

    The ReStore is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 am to 6 pm and Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Volunteers may assist for the full day or half the day. High school and college students working on community service hours are welcome. Shoppers are welcome, too! For more information about volunteering, please contact Allison Mangles, Volunteer Coordinator, at (203) 785-0794 ext. 110 or

  • Help with an Event

  • Raise the Roof is always working on its next event. Email Raise the Roof if you are interested in helping with or contributing to a fundraising event.

  • Get Involved with a Committee

  • There are many ongoing opportunities including:

    • Volunteer Coordination
    • Marketing and Communications
    • Development
    • Youth Coordination

    If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email Raise the Roof. We look forward to hearing from you!