The faith community was the foundation and inspiration for Habitat for Humanity. Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat’s founders, believed that God did not intend poverty, slums, or injustice for any living being. With their deep-rooted faith, the Fullers recognized their calling to correct these issues and took action. Now, nearly 40 years later, churches, congregations, mosques, temples, and people of all faiths still come together to build a world in which everyone has a decent place to live. There are many ways that faith groups can get involved in DC Habitat’s work and support our commitment to eliminating substandard housing and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action in the District.
Lend a hand on our construction sites to help build houses. Skilled and unskilled workers are welcome. Volunteer to work in the Habitat office or by feeding a troop of hard-working volunteers at a work site. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.
Support Habitat through fundraising and offerings – fund our work through designated collections, special events, or mission budget, or by participating in a team building day.
Pray continually for the work of Habitat; for our partner families, donors, and for the safety of staff and volunteers on our construction sites.
Identify and Promote
Help identify and reach out to prospective applicants to our homeownership program. Promote our services, events, and activities via your bulletins, newsletters, and website. Learn more about our program requirements on our Housing Services page. We are open to hearing new thoughts and ideas about how, together, we can reach out to DC families in need of decent, affordable housing.
While DC Habitat is most well-known for volunteer-built homes, non-construction volunteers play just as important a role. Volunteers like you help us reach our organization’s short-term and long-term goals throughout the year. We offer many opportunities for volunteers with various skill sets to get involved, from administrative support and photography to faith relations outreach. If you have any questions about getting your faith group involved in our work, please contact Whitney Canon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-882-4600 Ext.246.