every hand makes a difference.

We have various opportunities for individual volunteers on the build site, on committees, at special events, at our ReStore and much more. Please see below for more information on how to get involved as an individual.

family selection committee

The Family Selection Committee provides support for, interviews and documents contact with interested families.  Members are responsible for assessing the potential family's need for shelter, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity.  Members also educate potential families about Habitat for Humanity.  

advocacy committee

Join us in building a movement to eradicate poverty housing from our communities and neighborhoods, and to realize our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Become an Advocacy Ambassador to take the next step in Building Louder.

tithe/global village committee

The Tithe/Global Village committee oversees Paterson Habitat’s support of the international work of Habitat for Humanity through its annual tithe donations and the sponsoring of Global Village trips as an important way to achieve the shared Habitat vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

housing policy & neighborhood design committee

The HP&NDC reviews and makes recommendations to the executive committee on Paterson Habitat’s housing policy and house design & specifications as well as type and location of projects in order to best meet the affiliate’s mission. Members are directly involved with advancing Neighborhood Revitalization community planning and related project updates.

paterson habitat young professionals

Paterson Habitat Young Professionals (PHYP) is a network of young adults ages 21 to 40, who raise awareness, revenue and volunteers for Paterson Habitat. Through events, volunteer days and fundraising efforts, PHYP members build better communities through affordable homeownership.