Affordable housing issues affect everyone, but they are more likely to affect women and their children. That’s why Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls hosts a Women Build Day every year. The event brings women together to build, learn and empower each other as they work together.
Due to the success of last year’s event, there will be two days to participate in 2020: Friday, March 6, or Saturday, March 7, with multiple shifts available. Everyone is welcome, and a free lunch will be provided for volunteers.
No matter your skill or fitness level, we know that you can make a difference for families in our community. We will help you find a team to work with and teach you what you need to know. (Many participants learn valuable DIY skills for their own home projects.) If you need any specific accommodations, please ask us!
At Habitat we have the unique ability to provide hands-on learning. Given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities. Join us!
Since this year’s event will be in the early spring in recognition of International Women’s Day, volunteers will be building inside the Annex at the Habitat headquarters in Sioux Falls. The Annex is located on the western side of the Habitat building. We recommend parking and entering by the northwest corner.
The pieces we construct will later be installed at building sites in the area. This requires a wide range of skills, so volunteers will be able to choose from a variety of building tasks on site.
Yes! Volunteering together is a great opportunity to build strength with other women in your life. Work groups, friends, families, or any other organizations can sign up together online. Contact us if you’d like a group of more than 5 to work together. Due to safety regulations, we do need volunteers to be at least 16 years old to participate.
Due to safety regulations, we do need volunteers to be at least 16 years old to participate. It is a great opportunity for older youth groups though!
We recommend dressing in layers and wearing something that can get dirty. No open-toed shoes or baggy clothing that could get caught in a power tool. We’ll provide safety equipment on site.
Yes, men are welcome and will likely be present as a future homeowner or part of the training staff may be men. Women Build provides a place for women to learn the skills needed to build a home, but that does not exclude men from participating.