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What are Build Days?

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Hands-on construction experience! During weekly build days, we help professional builders construct homes for those in need. Build days typically run from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, every day except Sundays and Tuesdays. The Fall 2022 Build Day schedule is on our GivePulse calendar (linked above).

Reminders:

  1. You must register for build days 1 week in advance through our calendar on GivePulse.

  2. During registration, you must complete our online waiver: https://www.givepulse.com/group/membership/165149?k=3caeb3ed427b685f66db92031c121bcb

  3. Transportation to the build site is provided by the Center for Service and Leadership.

  4. Once you arrive to the build site, there is a mandatory safety meeting for all volunteers.

  5. Clothing requirements:

    • Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty

    • Shoes must be closed-toe

    • Pants are recommended. If shorts are worn, they should be an appropriate length

    • Shirts must be full-sized (no tank tops or cut-outs under the arms with sports bras or midriff showing)

    • No oversized jewelry

  6. Habitat provides all tools, equipment, and safety gear. Water and ice will also be provided.  Remember to bring or wear your own sunscreen!

  7. The site address where you'll be working will be emailed to you on the Tuesday before the build day (it isn’t posted publicly).

  8. Have fun! 

What are ReStore Shifts?

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Volunteer opportunities at the Tuscaloosa ReStore - Coming Soon!

ReStores are independently-owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. ReStores accept donations and sell a constantly changing inventory of diverse, high-quality merchandise to the public at a fraction of the retail price, while diverting reusable household items and building materials from area landfills.

Sales of donated items help Habitat for Humanity partner with local families to build, rehabilitate and repair safe and affordable homes in your community and around the world — a good deal for you, your community and the environment. 

All students and staff are welcome to serve with Habitat for Humanity whether that involves working on the actual construction of a home during a build day, coming to chapter meetings to learn more about our efforts in the local community, or joining us for social events and fundraisers. Participation in build days requires no past building experience: we always have professional builders on build sites ready to teach you new skills or show you the best ways to use your current ones.  

To view our full calendar of events on GivePulse, including the dates and times of our build days, chapter meetings, other relevant service opportunities, and national Habitat events, click the button below.