A Typical Women Build Day

A typical Women Build day starts at 9 am and ends at 3 pm. A safety talk begins each day when all volunteers are present. Volunteers will work in groups on particular assignments and are expected to remain at the job site the entire day.

Volunteers are given Habitat t-shirts, safety goggles, work gloves, and a tool belt. We ask that you wear sturdy shoes/boots and work clothes. You will likely get dirty so please no white sneakers!

Lunch will be provided.

What is Women Build?

Women Build is a unique opportunity for women to work together to volunteer, build and advocate for decent and affordable homes along with our partner families.  Join us and help raise funds for our mission of providing decent, affordable shelter to deserving families.

Women Build Facts

  • Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.
  • Any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us. Men can also join us as well. No experience is necessary.
  • Volunteers work under the guidance of Habitat’s Construction Manager and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning a new skill or adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved. More importantly, you will be part of improving the community we share in Monmouth County!
  • Women Build is a great way to involve your friends, co-workers, and family in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women, one nail at a time. Volunteer as an individual or as a group and make new friends in a collaborative and friendly environment.

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Our 2023 Women Build events:

Spring: Wed. May 3 – Fri. May 5, 2024, 9 AM – 3 PM

Fall: Sat. Oct. 13. 2023, 9 AM – 3 PM

We anticipate the Spring build site to be on Ideal Ave in Middletown, NJ, but this will be confirmed closer to the event.

Interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor?
Partner with us and send a team to build! Learn more HERE

We are looking for corporate sponsors to participate in 2023 Women Build. Your sponsorship will cover both the Spring and Fall events. Corporate teams and individual builders are invited to join us in the Spring. Individual builders or smaller corporate teams are invited to join us in the Fall.

We are also seeking Lunch and Beverage Sponsors for each of the three days.
If you would like to find out more, please click HERE.

Registration for 2023 Coming Soon!

Spring 2022 Women Build

During our Spring 2022 Women Build we were thrilled to have had teams of builders from sponsors T&M Associates, Valley Bank, One Anchor (Old Castle), Resources Real Estate as well as a number of individual volunteers. These teams made impressive progress on our 60th house which was completed in November 2022!
Special thanks to New Jersey Natural Gas, who also sponsored this event.

HFHMC Executive Director, Diane Kinnane, and Board of Trustees President, Kim Stulb were there to welcome County Commissioner, Susan Kiley, Atlantic Highlands Borough Administrator, Robert Ferragina, council members Lori Hohenleitner and Brian Dougherty, and Rev. Jill Hubbard-Smith of Atlantic Highlands & Navesink Methodist Church for the opening ceremony.

Lunch sponsors included (women-owned and women-run) Et Al Fine Food & Events in Highlands, Super Foodtown in Atlantic Highlands and Jersey Mike’s in Atlantic Highlands. Teams were greeted every morning with freshly brewed coffee courtesy of 1st Cup Coffee in Atlantic Highlands.
Thank you to all our community partners and sponsors, we could not run a successful event without your support!

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If you have any questions about signup please email us at volunteer@habitatmonmouth.org.