Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

We offer several opportunities to build or repair homes to help us make our home safe and affordable for families in our homeownership program. All skill levels are welcome!

By volunteering with your local Habitat for Humanity, you can be a part of the change you want to see in your community.


Join us at our build site for a day of working on our homes. We build year round and welcome volunteers of all skills and backgrounds. We only ask that you come to the site ready and willing to listen, learn… and build!

Our construction staff and seasoned volunteers are poised and ready to teach and train We want your volunteer experience to be as rewarding and productive as possible for you. Construction tasks include framing, hanging drywall, painting, laying flooring, landscaping, plumbing, electrical work and even installing the kitchen sink. Experience first-hand how you can be a part of the affordable housing solution. 


Volunteer in our office by preparing mailings or data entry. Volunteer at one of our community projects or fundraising events. Volunteer by providing snacks or lunches for other volunteers.


Become a committee member and learn how Habitat for Humanity helps families become homeowners. Join our Family Selection Committee, Resource Development Committee or our Board of Directors.

Volunteer Groups – Businesses, Churches, Organizations

Is community service or team building part of your organization’s goals? Consider volunteering as a group at a Habitat home build site. There is much work to be done, and no matter the size of your organization, your efforts will contribute to the Habitat vision of providing safe, affordable housing for Chemung County families.

Many local companies have scheduled corporate team build days with Chemung County Habitat for Humanity. Church and college groups are encouraged to volunteer with us as a community outreach project.

To get your group of volunteers involved at a Habitat build site, contact our office at (607) 734-1361or email [email protected].

Start Volunteering Today!

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work on an active build site. They can be 14-15 years old to help paint or landscape at a non-active build site.
  • All skill levels are welcome.
  • Please wear weather-appropriate clothes that you won’t mind getting dirty, and closed-toed shoes.
  • Bring a water bottle and snacks.
  • Stay as long as you can; three hours or more makes a big impact!
  • Work site days are Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. Other days by appointment.

For more information on volunteering, please contact us at (607) 734-1361 or [email protected].

Volunteer Orientation

All volunteers must complete this online orientation prior to volunteering at our work sites. Click on the link below to view the brief orientation and volunteer registration form.

Volunteer Waiver

All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Waiver annually. Click on the button below to proceed.

Link to Volunteer Job Safety Training Courses