Get Involved

We bring people together build community, partner with families, and work to eliminate poverty housing. Every one of us can make a difference,  and we all have different skills and talents so there’s a range of ways you can support DC Habitat’s mission. Whether you want to swing a hammer, hold a fundraiser, plan an event, meet with your elected officials, or support other special projects, we have an opportunity that fits your needs.

When we face an enormous problem like [DC's lack of affordable housing], the worst response is to do nothing.
Chuck Pfleeger
DC Habitat Volunteer
A DC Habitat volunteer helps frame a new house in SE DC.

Volunteer

DC Habitat works with thousands of volunteers each year to make our work possible. Every person can make a difference, so we have a wide range of volunteer opportunities both on and off the website. Find the project that's perfect for you--whether you want to swing a hammer, crunch some numbers, or plan a fundraiser--and get started!

Become a volunteer
A Habitat on the Hill program in front of the U.S. Capitol

Advocate

Here in the nation’s capital, you have a unique opportunity to advocate for Habitat at both the local AND national levels by urging elected representatives to D.C. government and U.S. Congress to support access to housing. Tell them you’re concerned about the need for more affordable housing and express your support for policies that help create homeownership opportunities for lower-income working families.

Become an advocate

Events

Throughout the year DC Habitat holds a wide variety of events, from Home Dedications--where you can see the final product of all our effort and watch homeowners cut the ribbons on their new homes--to fundraisers like happy hours or galas, volunteer appreciation parties, and other special gatherings. You can support our work and meet our network of partners, volunteers, and stakeholders by joining us. Don't be shy!

Attend an event

Habitat Young Professionals

Habitat Young Professionals of Washington, D.C. (HYPDC) is a network of DC area professionals committed to the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and to making a difference in the community of Washington, D.C. By joining HYPDC, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of dedicated, like-minded individuals in the DC area. Each year, HYPDC members make a positive impact in the work of DC Habitat, through fundraising efforts, volunteer days, happy hours, and more.

Join HYPDC
DC Habitat AmeriCorps Member Mykea

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national service program that gives thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to serve in their communities for 10 months to 1 year and earn educational awards to pursue higher education or pay off student loans. DC Habitat works with AmeriCorps members to build homes and relationships with our partner families and volunteers.

View our AmeriCorps opportunities