Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program for women who want to learn construction skills, build homes and make a difference in their community. The program brings together women from all backgrounds to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. Women Build empowers women to take action against poverty housing conditions.
Women Build volunteers have the opportunity to participate in construction on an actual Habitat build site. Trained volunteers and staff provide onsite instruction and supervision to all volunteers.
Since 2004, Schenectady Habitat’s Women Build program has built ten homes.
Women Build 2022
Join us as we celebrate Women Build 2022 on May 11th and 14th!
This national initiative invites women to devote at least one day to help build decent, affordable housing in their local communities. Come help us build and raise funds and awareness of the need for decent, affordable housing for hard-working families in Schenectady County.
- No experience or tools are necessary! Volunteers should simply have a willingness to learn and an eagerness to participate in construction work. You will be assigned tasks the day of and given more specific information, including the address of the build, prior to the actual day.
- Volunteers should be able to make a full day commitment (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), and must be at least 16 years old (with parental consent) in order to participate.
- Current Vaccine Policy for Volunteers: In compliance with current CDC guidelines, we expect all volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster shots as well as any updated recommendations or mandates as they may occur. If your choice is not to receive the vaccinations, please refrain from volunteering.
- Water & lunch will be provided, along with Women Build t-shirts!
- All volunteers, no matter which day you participate, will be invited to a mixer on Saturday, May 14 – location TBA.
- Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot today! Volunteer sign-up should be done online by clicking HERE.
- Please note that the online sign-up form is for individuals only. Companies or groups should contact Kerrie (companies) or Lauren (groups) to inquire. Due to the limited spaces, we may or may not be able to accommodate groups for this event. If we can not accommodate your group for Women Build, we would love to explore the opportunity to bring your group out for their very own build day!
- If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Moore via email or by phone at 518.395.3412 ext. 109.
- Volunteers must be registered in order to participate.
Come out and help us build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter!
Thank You to our 2022 Women Build Sponsors!
Platinum Nail Sponsors
Gold Nail Sponsors
Silver Nail Sponsors
Bronze Nail Sponsors
Whisky Business Bakery
Hamilton Hill Arts Center
Kerrie Wolf-Piechota, Independent Beauty Consultant
Wooden Nail Sponsors
Drinking Gourd Farm LLC
Growing Greens Cooperative
Informative Home Inspections & Project Solutions
LG Real Estate & Consulting
Office/Mailing Address115 N. Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305
Habitat ReStore Schenectady115 N. Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone: 518.395.3412 ext. 101