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Homebuyer Sweat Equity: Construction
For Construction and ReStore: ​Registration is required, and you must be available for the entire shift. Full day and half-day shifts are available for homebuyers and one guest per day. To schedule yourself, choose one shift. To schedule yourself and a guest, add a second shift (at the same time and location). Use the links below to sign-up.

For speaking opportunities, or to schedule your friends and family day (6 guests), contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ken Braley at kbraley@rochesterhabitat.org or 585-435-7252.

Be sure to take some photos and tag us @RocHabitat or email them to kbraley@rochesterhabitat.org!

Construction FAQs:

No experience or tools needed. Our construction team are trained professionals who will walk you through your assigned tasks while volunteering. We provide all tools, work gloves, and safety equipment; but if you have your favorites, you can bring them.

Be flexible and prepared to work. In addition to house construction, our construction volunteers also participate in shed building, landscaping, neighborhood revitalization, and more. We ask volunteers to be flexible and prepared for a good day's work, no matter the task.

Upon arriving, please sign-in! Signing in is necessary to be covered by our secondary insurance, to confirm sweat-equity hours.

Attire: Dress for the weather, plan to work outside, and expect to get dirty! We recommend hard-soled work shoes or hiking boots, old work clothes, and dressing in layers. No sandals or flip-flops, you will be sent home. We also recommend a hat or sunscreen for hot weather, and hand sanitizer or baby wipes for lunch.

On-site amenities: Drinking water is available but please help us save money and reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle. Portable toilets are available on our construction sites. On-street parking can usually be found within a block or two, but if you are volunteering with a group, please consider carpooling.

Questions? Contact our Family Services Coordinator:

Abi Moynihan
Office: 585-546-1470 ext. 314
Cell: 585-435-7020
Fax: 585-546-1549
Email: amoynihan@rochesterhabitat.org

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • Rochester, NY 14611
  • USA
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
In Support of Flower City Habitat for Humanity
People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.