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Last updated on July 30, 2013

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven (HfHGNH) welcomes groups of volunteers from businesses, faith congregations, colleges, non-profit and civic organizations. Group volunteering is a wonderful team building experience, and many of our groups return on an annual (or more frequent) basis. Work days are Tuesday through Saturday, 8:45am to 3:30pm. Saturdays are understandably in high demand; we recommend calling a month or two in advance to schedule. Weekdays are more readily available and can often be scheduled 2-3 weeks in advance. HfHGNH works year-round. Construction experience is helpful but not necessary. Our professional construction staff will train your group.

Generally, the maximum number for a group is 8-12 people. Smaller groups are also welcome. Group volunteers are expected to arrive together and remain the entire day. WE DO NOT SCHEDULE PARTIAL DAYS OR LATE ARRIVALS.

Habitat requests that your group consider making a financial contribution in conjunction with volunteering. (This applies only if your group is not already a Habitat sponsor or donor.) Your contribution will be used to purchase tools, equipment and building materials that your group will use when they volunteer. Groups that donate in addition to sending volunteers may request multiple days or the addition of a few more volunteers. However, depending on the stage of construction, Habitat may or may not be able to accommodate these additional volunteers.

Suggested levels of financial support are:
Corporate Groups–$750-$1,500 per group depending on group size and number of days requested
Small Businesses–$250-$500 per group depending on group size and number of days requested
School Groups and Congregations–$100-$500 per group (schools and congregations may consider doing a tool drive in lieu of a financial contribution.)

To arrange a volunteer date, groups must contact the Habitat Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 785-0794 or info@habitatgnh.org.

Volunteers must be 16 or older to work on a Habitat construction site. Previous construction experience is helpful but not necessary. Volunteers should be reasonably physically fit. The work is strenuous and, for safety reasons, is not appropriate for pregnant women or persons with severe allergies to dust.


All volunteers must register through Volunteer Up (accessible on the Habitat website: www.habitatgnh.org) and then sign up for the date their group coordinator has pre-arranged with the Habitat Volunteer Coordinator.

This opportunity is sponsored by: Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven

We need volunteers who are free at these times
Weekdays  Weekends
This volunteer opportunity is available to the following types of volunteers
Adults (26-54)  Small Group (2-10)
Adults (55+)  Young Adults (18-25)
Large Group (11+)

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Contact Person:
Ellen McNally, Volunteer Coordinator, (phone), (email)
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 37 Union Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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 The office located at the intersection of Union Street and Fair Street in the vicinity of the Knights of Columbus Museum. (Please note: Union Street is NOT Union Avenue, where the train station is located.)

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Web Site: http://www.habitatgnh.org
Last updated on July 30, 2013

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 I participated in HFH with the University of New Haven. It was an alternative to spring break program. We all had a great time and worked well with eachother and the person who supervised us, Adam. Because this experience was so amazing, im looking foward to helping with HFH in the future. :) Great Job!!!
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