Habitat for Humanity
Uptown · Brooklyn · Queens

Habitat for Humanity mobilizes volunteers to revitalize community centers and construct affordable housing for low-income families.

Mission: Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives by building quality homes with families in need and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.

Vision: A city where everyone has a decent place to live.

Teams of HFNY volunteers serve rebuilding homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy through Habitat's Critical Home Repair Program & participate in neighborhood revitalization through the Brushes with Kindness Program.
Our grant funding provides for building materials and supplies for the Critical Home Repair Program. Habitat will have repaired nearly 100 homes in Staten Island by Summer 2014.
Habitat's Critical Home Repair program serves families and communities by enabling families to return home, improving their quality of life, and re-establishing economic stability by helping them maintain their home as critical assets.

All programs are on Saturdays from 9:15AM to 4:30PM. 

Critical Home Repair Program

Volunteers repair homes that have been damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Staten Island and Coney Island. The work ranges from replacing flooring to painting. No construction experience is necessary, as the Habitat staff will provide the training needed to ensure the safety of volunteers and the quality of the repairs. 

Brush with Kindness 

Volunteers revitalize and beautify community spaces in New York City including playgrounds, community centers and public parks. Volunteers mostly paint rooms and murals, but sometimes work can include light construction. 


Volunteers must be 14 years and older to serve with Habitat's "Brush with Kindness" program, and 16 years and older to serve with Construction and Critical Home Repair sites. All volunteers under 18 must be supervised by a parent or guardian and fill out a volunteer waiver with parental consent.

See below to sign up for these opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity

Brush with Kindness: Paint and Rehabilitate a Community Center

Sat 5192018
9:15 AM 4:30 PM
Communities in Need
Habitat for Humanity

Build Affordable Homes in Queens

Sat 622018
8:45 AM 4:00 PM
Communities in Need
“When I first started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, I was an entrepreneur to a failed startup. Feeling depleted, I often felt that I wasn't in a place to give or serve in any capacity. However, in offering myself to be used by God, He has restored me while using me to bring restoration to others. I have come to understand that the burden doesn't lie on me to be strong enough, or skilled enough, or good enough - I can simply come as I am to be used by Him.”
Cyndi, Volunteer