Group Volunteering

Corporate Team Building and Group Volunteering

With multiple active build sites around Essex County, there are plenty of community service opportunities for groups interested in volunteering with Essex County Habitat. Our affordable home building projects welcome the assistance of over 50 volunteer groups a year, including:

  • Small businesses and large corporations
  • Schools (colleges and high schools)
  • Alumni groups
  • Faith communities
  • Community and civic organizations

Age requirements 
The minimum age is 16.    
Any volunteers under the age of 18 will be required to have a chaperone and may be limited to what work they can complete on-site. 


Habitat for Humanity Community Partners Volunteers

Corporate Team Building and Group Volunteering Opportunities

Project Types and Duration

Service projects range from general building site chores to large construction. Volunteer groups may:

  • Raise the walls
  • Put up the roof
  • Install plumbing
  • Do painting
  • Build stairs
  • Install siding
  • Do landscaping
  • Install flooring

We provide the tools, but a contribution to cover the cost of the day, although not required, is always appreciated.

Scheduling and Group Details

Our Volunteer Coordinator will work with you to schedule a mutually agreeable time for your group based on the construction schedule and locations available at the time of your request. The schedule can vary depending on project timelines, but a typical workday is from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Questions and Contact Information

To inquire about group opportunities please click the button below to fill out the inquiry form.  Our Volunteer Coordinator, Marty Lahti, will reach out once the form has been submitted. Below are a few key pieces of information you should be ready to include when submitting your form:

  • Where your company, school, or organization is located
  • When you want to volunteer (specific dates, days of the week, or a general time frame)
  • The approximate size of your group

Partnership Opportunities

Volunteering at one of our projects with your group can provide a fun and meaningful team-building experience while helping build affordable homes for local deserving families in need. Our various partnership opportunities are as follows:

Platinum Partner $100,000 (House Partner)

All benefits below plus:

  • Up to 8 volunteer work days* (up to 12 volunteers per day)
  • Opportunity to speak at home dedication

Gold Partner $50,000

All benefits below plus:

  • Up to 6 volunteer work days* (up to 12 volunteers per day)
  • 10 tickets to our Annual Gala

Silver Partner $25,000

All benefits below plus:

  • Up to 4 volunteer work days* (up to 12 volunteers per day)
  • Conspicuous recognition for 12-18 months on construction build site signage

Bronze Partner $10,000

All benefits below plus:

  • Up to 2 volunteer work days* (up to 12 volunteers per day)
  • Press Release
  • Acknowledgement on our website
  • Acknowledgement in e-newsletter
  • Acknowledgement in dedication program

Blue Partner $5,000

  • 1 volunteer work day* (up to 12 volunteers per day)
  • Recognition in Fall Print Newsletter Honor Roll
  • Onsite photo opportunity
  • Acknowledgement in social media
  • Breakfast and a light lunch
  • Co-Branded t-shirts (sizes and quantities need to be confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to attendance)

*exclusive to each level (not cumulative)

Not seeing a partnership that works for you? We also have options for our community partners and small businesses. Click here for more partnership opportunities.

Why is there a cost associated with the program? It takes both volunteer labor and financial support to keep Essex County Habitat for Humanity homes affordable for local hardworking families. The cost to build a new Essex County Habitat home (without accounting for volunteer labor) is approximately $250,000. Without volunteers AND corporate partners, like you, Essex County Habitat for Humanity would not be able to help as many families in need of a hand-up. Your financial support truly matters as we work to change lives and strengthen neighborhoods.

Get Involved Today!

Contact Heather Johnston, Director of Charitable Giving at (978) 681-8858 or to get started.