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How Habitat affiliates can participate

Build more homes with Women Build
The Women Build program helps affiliates build more homes by recruiting women and girls. Women represent a tremendous volunteer pool. Women Build houses provide an opportunity for women to learn construction skills while working on construction crews composed predominantly of women.

Women Build offers comprehensive training and hands-on construction experience for women. Female volunteers often become long-term, committed affiliate volunteers and crew leaders. Women who have learned skills through Women Build are regularly found on Habitat builds, helping others build decent, affordable housing.

More than 1,900 Habitat houses have been built by women crews in communities around the world. This number grows each year as affiliates, donors and sponsors recognize the impact of women volunteers and their resources.

Women Build resources for affiliates
Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program provides everything an affiliate needs to complete a successful Women Build project:

  • Support materials
  • How-to manuals
  • General and in-depth training
  • Templates
  • Logos
  • T-shirts and hats

The Women Build program promotes Women Build events around the country on For more information about these resources, please contact

Women Build Global Village trips
These trips pair women across the globe with women from host countries. Together they challenge poverty housing at street level and train local women to continue building after the Women Build volunteers are gone. For more information about these trips, call Habitat’s Women Build staff at 1-800-HABITAT (1-800-422-4828), ext. 7519 or e-mail us at

Leadership training
Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program also offers several hands-on Leadership Training sessions each year. Affiliates can send their staff or volunteers to these weeklong trainings—or even consider hosting one of the sessions. To find out how your affiliate can get involved, e-mail

Join the Women Build affiliate task force
Lend your voice! Provide input on the strengths and needs of affiliates, regardless of size. To participate, call 1-800-HABITAT (1-800-422-4828), ext. 7519.