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Get Involved: Women Build 2021

Mark your calendars for Women Build Week:
May 3 to 8, 2021!

What is Women Build?

Women Build is Habitat for Humanity's initiative to empower women to address the affordable housing crisis in our community. 

The fact is, construction is a largely male-dominated field. That's not a bad thing, unless it discourages women from participating equally! Women Build is designed to provide a site that is mostly female to help create a more welcoming environment for women who might hesitate to volunteer otherwise.

What is the point of Women Build Week?

Beaches Habitat typically hosts a Women Build each fall, with a mostly female crew building a home (or two) from start to finish, slab to roof to landscaping.

Women Build Week is an introduction for the new and curious, as well as a warmup and social networking opportunity for both new and returning builders.

Through a series of events on and off the construction site, volunteers will have the chance to get to know Beaches Habitat, some of our future homeowners, and one another. There will also be opportunities to learn more about home construction and tools and to have some fun!

Have more questions?

They might be answered in our Women Build FAQs. If not, please contact Sarah at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

Your gift helps make Women Build possible

The suggested gift for Women Build participants is $25. A donation is not required to participate! Give what feels comfortable for you.

Schedule of Events

We love groups! If you would like to volunteer for Women Build with your company or organization, let us know! Contact Sarah at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

Monday, May 3: Volunteer at Builders Classic

Monday, May 3

Volunteer at Builders Classic

Builders Classic is Beaches Habitat's annual best ball golf tournament. It's a fun day at Jacksonville Golf and Country Club with flexible volunteer opportunities. We're expecting more than 100 golfers and we'd love to have your help to make sure they have a great experience! Feel free to choose more than 1 volunteer opportunity if you'd like to volunteer for more than 2 hours.

After you sign up, we'll follow up with you to discuss the opportunity in more detail and set a schedule.

Available volunteer positions include:

  • Set up Crew: Help to hang banners, place signs, distribute material and related tasks. This opportunity will last up to 2 hours, starting at 9:30 am.
  • Registration Table: Help check in golfers as they arrive. This opportunity is available from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
  • Putting Contest: Monitor and track participants' performance in the putting contest. Choose any 2 hours between 11 am and 6 pm.
  • Hole-in-One Contest: Monitor and track participants' performance in the hole-in-one contest. Choose any 2 hours between 11 am and 6 pm.

Tuesday, May 4: Volunteer to Build Homes

Tuesday, May 4

Construction Volunteering

This is the heart of Women Build - construction! You're signing up to help with real home construction on a site with friendly, skilled leaders who will teach you what you need to know to safely help build a house. 

Tuesday's theme is "Pretty in Pink!" Let's brighten up the construction site by showing up in your favorite pink attire.

Meet us in Haywood Estates II from 8am to 12pm for a fun day on the construction site. We have space for 10 volunteers to help with construction on a single story duplex.  Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate.

After registering, you'll receive a follow up email with more information to help you prepare for volunteering.

Wednesday, May 5: Learn Construction Basics

Wednesday, May 5

Tool Training

This event is great for volunteers who are new to Habitat, new to construction or just want a little refresher.

Meet us in Jordan Park at 12:30pm. We'll start with a brief overview of Beaches Habitat and Women Build while you enjoy lunch.

Once we've had enough talking and eating, we'll break out the tools and let you get hands on. Under the patient guidance of our experienced crew, you'll learn about and try a number of the tools that are regularly used on the construction site. Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate.

Thursday, May 6: Volunteer to Build Homes

Thusday, May 6

Construction Volunteering

This is the heart of Women Build - construction! You're signing up to help with real home construction on a site with friendly, skilled leaders who will teach you what you need to know to safely help build a house. 

Thursday's theme is "Tropical Vibes!" We're at the beach, let's show it off. Wear a Hawaiian shirt or your favorite beachy print.

Meet us in Haywood Estates II from 8am to 12pm for a fun day on the construction site. We have space for 10 volunteers to help with construction on a single story duplex.  Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate.

After registering, you'll receive a follow up email with more information to help you prepare for volunteering.

Friday, May 7: Volunteer to Build Homes

Friday, May 7

Construction Volunteering

This is the heart of Women Build - construction! You're signing up to help with real home construction on a site with friendly, skilled leaders who will teach you what you need to know to safely help build a house. 

Friday's theme is "Team Spirit!" Wear something to represent your alma mater or favorite sports team!

Meet us in Haywood Estates II from 8am to 12pm for a fun day on the construction site. We have space for 10 volunteers to help with construction on a single story duplex.  Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate.

After registering, you'll receive a follow up email with more information to help you prepare for volunteering.

Saturday, May 8: Volunteer to Build Homes

Saturday, May 8

Construction Volunteering

This is the heart of Women Build - construction! You're signing up to help with real home construction on a site with friendly, skilled leaders who will teach you what you need to know to safely help build a house. 

Saturday's theme is "Women Build History!" Show us how long you've been a part of Women Build by wearing your oldest Women Build shirt! First timer? You're still a part of Women Build history - plan to wear this year's shirt.

Meet us in Haywood Estates II from 8:30am to 12:30pm for a fun day on the construction site. We have space for 10 volunteers to help with construction on a single story duplex.  Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate.

After registering, you'll receive a follow up email with more information to help you prepare for volunteering.

Saturday, May 8: Closing Ceremony

Saturday, May 8

Closing Ceremony

Let's wrap up Women Build Week! We'll celebrate the successes of the week and hear from two future homeowners over lunch. Whether or not you build on Saturday, you are welcome to join us!

We'll gather on site at Haywood Estates II at 1pm, following the completion of construction.