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  • Disaster Corps
    Join Habitat’s team of volunteer professionals trained to work in disaster settings while providing field and technical support to affiliates.
  • Disaster volunteers newsletter
    Sign up to receive updates on response and recovery volunteer opportunities across the nation.
  • Mission Rebuild
    Bring a team of volunteers to help rebuild a tornado-damaged community in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  • 2015 Philippines Global Village Disaster Recovery
    Join Habitat’s Disaster Recovery team to help families affected by Typhoon Haiyan in Cebu, Philippines, and build back stronger to withstand the next storm. Trips in February and April.
  • 2015 AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon
    Join volunteers in a two-week build event commemorating 10 years since Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

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)