Greater New Haven Habitat for Humanity


Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven (an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing through the creation of home ownership opportunities for low-income working families. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in the Greater New Haven area with the goal of creating safe, decent, affordable houses that add to the revitalization of New Haven’s neighborhoods. Habitat accomplishes its mission by partnering with individuals, religious and civic organizations, local businesses and corporations.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven uses Volunteer Up! to schedule and manage individual volunteers.  It is a very easy system that allows you to register yourself and sign up for shifts at the build sites! Please click above to register and to see what dates are available.

Volunteer groups and individuals doing court-ordered community service still need to contact Ellen McNally, Volunteer Coordinator, at (203) 785-0794 or to schedule a date.

If you have questions, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (203) 785-0794, x.10.

  Click here for the Volunteer Blog

Latest News

    Volunteer with us!
  • Volunteer with us!
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven invites you to volunteer with us! We currently have two opportunities for groups and individuals (age 16 or older): Construction volunteering on one of our current projects in New Haven. The workday is 9:00am-3:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday, with a short lunch break. (Limited availability on Saturday; call the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss alternatives.) The Habitat ReStore, 286 So. Colony Road, Wallingford ( The shifts ...
  • Have you visited the Habitat ReStore?
  • Have you visited the Habitat ReStore?
    The Habitat ReStore, 286 South Colony Road, Wallingford carries many new and gently used items, including furniture, cabinets, appliances, lighting, hardware, tools, and much, much more. New inventory arrives every week, so you never know what treasures you'll find! Store hours are Tuesday-Thursday (10:00am to 6:00pm) and Friday-Saturday (10:00am to 4:00pm).
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  • Follow Us on Twitter!
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Upcoming Events

    The Great Give® 2017 is coming May 2!
  • The Great Give® 2017 is coming May 2!
    Save the date and spread the word! Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven is participating in The Great Give® 2017. For 36 hours, starting May 2 at 8:00am through May 3 at 8:00pm, more than $160,000 in matching funds and prizes will be awarded to nonprofits throughout Greater New Haven. Every dollar you contribute to Habitat helps revitalize neighborhoods in New Haven. Please contribute so that we can continue our mission of building decent, ...
  • Habitat 2017 Women Build!
  • Habitat 2017 Women Build!
    Habitat for Humanity GNH will participate in National Women Build Week May 9-13. Every year, we recruit teams of women to work on our construction projects. Men are also welcome to join our teams! The program has been an amazing success for us and is very popular with both our individual and group volunteers. National Women Build Week is supported by Lowe's, which donates $5,000 to Habitat affiliates that participate. Some key points about the event: Habitat ...
  • Raise the Roof 2017 Build on the Green
  • Raise the Roof 2017 Build on the Green
    SAVE THE DATE!! Raise the Roof will hold their annual Build on the Green on Saturday, May 13, 9:00 to 4:00pm. The event will help raise the funds needed to sponsor RtR's next Habitat build in New Haven. For event details, visit
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