Every year volunteers contribute over 25,000 hours of time, either individually or as part of a group, to help Paterson Habitat accomplish its mission in the City of Paterson.  Volunteers participate in a large range of activities, including volunteering on our construction sites or in the office, serving on one of our committees or working on special events.  With our help, families can achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.


From customer service to furniture repair, our ReStore offers volunteer opportunities geared toward individual interests and skills. By giving your time, you can help the Paterson Habitat ReStore do more to support local building projects for those in our community. To volunteer at the ReStore, visit habitatrestorewayne.org for more information.

Office Support

We are continuously seeking volunteers to provide administrative support at our operational office. Various volunteer service opportunities become available on an as-need basis, to serve within departments such as Family Services, Resource Development, and administrative office support. 
To lend a hand, fill-out our "Get Connected" form.


We believe that everyone should have a decent affordable place to live. While building homes is central to our mission, it is only one piece of the puzzle.  Ask your government representatives to change the systems, policies, attitudes and institutional behaviors that lead to inadequate housing and homelessness. Take action NOW!

Women Build

Women Build opportunities are available to any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Learn more about WB.









Our build sites are opened to volunteers Tuesday-Saturday. No special skills are required. Construction volunteers must be 16 years of age to be present on an active build site. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Ashley Biggs: ashley@patersonhabitat.org, 973-595-6868 ext 107

youth programs

Younger generations have always inspired the rest of us to better our world. That kind of idealism can be infectious, and when paired with tangible service, real change can occur. Our Youth Programs are the intersection of aspiration and action. Learn more about our youth activities.

Event support

We host various outreach and support programs throughout the year: Hammering 4 Habitat, Home Dedications and Annual Dinners. We always appreciate an extra hand with set-up, registration, and event wrap-up! To help, fill-out our "Get Connected" form.

Travel and build

Travel with a Purpose is your gateway to serving with Habitat for Humanity around the world as well as in the United States. Join a trip and take your next step to making the world a better place. Paterson Habitat will provide you with a meaningful construction project, like-minded teammates, access to the local culture and excellent support. Learn more about Travel with a Purpose.


If you enjoy working with a team, and would like to be an integral part of Paterson Habitat, please consider joining one or more of our committees.  Explore our committees by filling-out our "Get Connected" form and someone from the committee you are interested in will contact you.