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Disaster response volunteer opportunities

Special notice about volunteering in Nepal: Help those affected by the Nepal earthquake by donating to our Nepal Disaster Response efforts, signing up for our next Carter Work Project in Nepal and subscribing to our Disaster Response newsletter to learn when disaster-related volunteer opportunities to areas like Nepal become available.

  • Disaster volunteers newsletter
    Sign up to receive updates on response and recovery volunteer opportunities across the nation.
  • Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: A Decade of Dedication
    Join Disaster Corps and Disaster Rebuild team volunteers in commemorating 10 years of serving Hurricane Katrina survivors with a week of training and continued service.
  • Disaster Corps
    Join Habitat’s team of volunteer professionals trained to work in disaster settings while providing field and technical support to affiliates.
  • Mission Rebuild
    Bring a team of volunteers to help rebuild a tornado-damaged community in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Volunteers greatly increase Habitat for Humanity’s overall ability to respond to and assist families vulnerable to disaster by enhancing disaster recovery efforts and restoration of hope.

Our Disaster Response staff helps disaster-affected affiliates organize community clean-up efforts, assess impact and develop a response plan based on needs and available resources. Habitat’s goal is to help low-income families and individuals get back into their homes and works diligently with local partners to identify meaningful volunteer opportunities to assist survivors help rebuild their community.


Habitat actively works to determine the needs of these communities and local hosting capacity before placing volunteers for response efforts. Mobilizing and properly managing an influx of volunteers after a disaster can be challenging. Community-based responses using volunteers require strategic planning and tactical partnerships.

While volunteers may be needed immediately following a disaster, Habitat’s position as a nonprofit leader in rebuilding communities is made possible by using volunteers throughout the recovery phase, long after the initial disaster.

Interested in volunteering?
Contact our affiliate support center to register your individual or group volunteering interest.
Phone: 877-HFHI-HELP (877-434-4435)