opportunities for individuals.

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.

Build Days

Our build sites are open to volunteers Wednesday-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, 21 or older.

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.


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.

Weekday Crews

Our weekday crews consist of volunteers who are dedicated to helping our construction staff stay on schedule. Whether you are an expert or novice, our Weekday Crews are a great place to begin learning the Habitat construction process and develop specialized skills.

Other Ways to Get Involved

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

Office/Data Entry/Orientation Helpers – We occasionally have data entry or general office-work projects during regular business hours (Monday thru Friday, 9am-5pm).  Orientation helper’s duties include greeting volunteers, putting out refreshments, and light clean up (Tuesday thru Saturday, 7:30 am to 8:30 am or 11:15 am to 12:45 pm) +Contact us

Habitat Ambassadors – We frequently receive requests to attend community events, set up an information table, and share about our program and volunteer opportunities. Habitat Ambassadors represent Paterson Habitat at these events to educate the community about what we do, answer questions, and advise on how to support, volunteer or/and donate to Habitat. +Contact us

Travel with a Purpose/Travel and Build – This 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. +Read more

Faith Relations – Help Paterson Habitat make important connections with our local faith communities. If you are a member of a faith community we would love your help reaching your fellow members and your leadership. What a wonderful answer to the question “Who is my neighbor?” +Contact us

Photography/Videography – Volunteers are needed to help capture build activities, as well as cover some of our special events. This is a wonderful opportunity for a photography student looking to build his or her portfolio, or for experienced photographers who are willing to share their time and talents. +Contact us