Seeking to put God’s love into action, San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent and affordable home to live in dignity and safety.
SDHFH is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and serves the County of San Diego. SDHFH is an autonomous, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is governed locally, raises funds locally, and builds locally.
Habitat programs are focused on creating homes for ownership by low-income families in need, offering a hand up, not a handout. Habitat homes are sold to Partner Families at no profit and are financed by a 0%-interest 25 to 30-year mortgage. The mortgage payments create a revolving fund that Habitat uses to construct future homes for local families in need.
Habitat partner families qualify for our program by showing a demonstrated need for improved housing, a willingness to partner with Habitat by committing to 250-500 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build their own homes, and the ability to repay the 0%-interest, 25 to 30-year mortgage.
Habitat homes are built with donations of money, materials and labor. Since 1988, SDHFH has built over 200 homes throughout San Diego County, serving 900 men, women and children, with the support of nearly 200,000 volunteers and generous corporate and government partners.
The Habitat ReStores in Mission Valley and Escondido help to support the Habitat for Humanity mission by raising funds from the sale of donated items. The Habitat ReStores offer many volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. We'll find the task that is perfect for you!
Whether it's an entire day or just a few hours, one person, or a large group, the ReStore is a great place for volunteers to help support affordable housing efforts! Proceeds from the ReStore help build homes right here in San Diego County!
Volunteers can assist in the following ways:
Assisting truck driver on donation pickup routes
Assisting ReStore customers
Organizing and merchandising donations
Light construction projects
Instructions For Volunteers (including parking, clothes to wear, age limits, etc.) *
Chaperones are required for youth under 16 years of age. Volunteers younger than 18 may not use power tools or work from a height of six feet more more. Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a Minor Permission Form signed by their parent or guardian allowing them to work at the ReStore.
All volunteers need to fill out an online form and accept the waiver. It is encouraged that volunteers do this prior to the day on the following website: http://vhub.at/uscalumassociation
Dress: Work clothes with durable close-toed shoes required.
Tools: All tools and safety supplies are provided by the Habitat ReStore.
Food: Bring a water bottle, and snacks or sack lunch.
Volunteer Leader: Anne
Check in at the front counter in the ReStore.