every volunteer

helps a family secure independence and shelter.

Volunteer on Your Own

Thank you for your interest in helping to build and repair homes!

Thanks to volunteers like you, more than 400 households have partnered with Beaches Habitat to secure a safer and more stable place to live. We welcome volunteers of all shapes and sizes, races and beliefs, professions and skills to pick up a hammer or paintbrush and join us on the site.

Volunteer with a Group

Whether you are looking for an opportunity for your company, church group, family, or more, we welcome groups to reserve a day to build on our construction sites. Group scheduling is a popular team-building activity, so opportunities are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Court Ordered Volunteers

Beaches Habitat for Humanity allows some volunteers to completed mandated hours on our construction site.

Please review our policy before registering to see if you are eligible to complete your hours at Beaches Habitat.

Construction Volunteer FAQ

Where is the construction site?

Our service area includes Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach and Eastern Jacksonville. Most of our work is in the Mayport area of Atlantic Beach.

Construction sites can change often - if you don't see an address when you register on the volunteer calendar, please contact our Volunteer Services Department at (904) 241-1222 option 1 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org for more information.

When do you build?

Volunteer opportunities are typically available Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. To see available dates and times, please register with our volunteer calendar.

Can I just show up at the construction site?

For safety, we have a maximum number of volunteers who can be on the site each day. We want to be sure we have enough supplies and work for you to do, so please sign up!

You can use our volunteer calendar or contact our Volunteer Services Department by calling (904) 241-1222 and selecting option 1 or sending an email to volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

Do I have to attend an orientation before volunteering?

No, you don't have to attend an orientation before volunteering. At the beginning of each day, our construction team will orient you to the construction site, so it's is important that you arrive on time!

I registered with the calendar. Now what?

After you have created an account, you can sign up for specific dates and times on the calendar.

If you can't find what you need or have any trouble signing up for an event, please contact Volunteer Services by calling (904) 241-1222 and selecting option 1 or emailing volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

I need a letter or a form signed to verify my volunteer hours. Can you do that?

If you need your hours verified for court or other legal reasons, please visit our Community Service Volunteers page to check if you are eligible to complete mandated hours with Beaches Habitat. 

If you need your hours verified for school, work, or military service, and have a form to be completed, please bring it with you when you volunteer. At the end of your shift, one of our construction staff or AmeriCorps members will sign it for you.

If you need a letter and you'll be volunteering for 4 hours or fewer, you can request a letter by emailing volunteer@beacheshabitat.org after you've completed your hours.

If you need a letter and you'll be volunteering for more than 4 hours, please download a copy of our Documentation of Hours form. When you've completed your hours, submit the form by email to volunteer@beacheshabitat.org, by fax to (904) 241-4310, or in person at the office. Please allow 1 to 2 business days for the completion of your letter.

Can I work with you to serve hours for probation, court-ordered community service, pre-trial intervention, etc?

Maybe. Before signing up to volunteer, please read our policy for Community Service Volunteers. You must be approved for service prior to scheduling hours.

What do I do if the weather is bad?

Decisions to cancel are typically made on the day of a volunteer opportunity. All registered volunteers will be notified by text and/or email if there is a change to the schedule.

If the weather is bad and you haven't heard from anyone, give us a call! You can reach the Volunteer Services Department at (904) 241-1222, option 1.

Do I need to bring my own tools or other equipment?

Beaches Habitat has all the tools and equipment that you’ll need on site, but you are welcome to bring your own tools. Items that we recommend are: work gloves, hammer, utility knife, tape measure, etc.

Please be sure that all of your personal items are labeled with your name.

Please do not bring pneumatic or power driven tools (like circular saws, nail guns, etc.).

Beaches Habitat is not responsible for lost or damaged personal items.

Do you provide water and snacks for me when I come to build?

Beaches Habitat provides water coolers on-site and snacks. Be sure to bring a water bottle with a removable mouthpiece if you plan to refill your water bottle from our coolers. Paper cups will also be available.