Build Florida!

You’re invited to bring a team of volunteers to Florida to work alongside Habitat partner families as they build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter! Habitat for Humanity builds in more than 50 communities statewide in an effort to address Florida’s affordable housing crisis, and we need your help. Nearly half a million Floridians live in households with extreme housing cost burden, spending more than 50% of their income on housing. Through Habitat’s Build Florida! program, we welcome volunteer teams to help alleviate this problem by building safe, decent, affordable shelter in partnership with Florida families.

Experience Florida

While you’re here, make the most of all the beaches, theme parks and exciting activities our state has to offer. Before or after your build week, take some time for Disney, fishing, boating, water sports and museums. Explore our fun and friendly cities and towns. We’ll be happy to recommend local activities that suit your interests.

"Destination" Sites

With available destination sites around the state, you can choose a location and time frame that best suits your group’s needs and interests. Your group will have the opportunity to build, rehab, or repair homes. You might also spend a day helping out in a Habitat ReStore. Construction skills are helpful but not necessary; we’ll teach you what you need to know! You’ll have the satisfaction of seeing the tangible results of your work, and the reward of knowing that you’ve supported a family in achieving their goals and improving their lives.

Florida Keys

Palm Trees, Coral Reefs, and Making a Difference in the Beautiful Florida Keys.

Become a part of the solution by lending “a hand up” to hardworking families working on their first home to call their own and to residents rebuilding their dream after Hurricane Irma. Join Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys in the southernmost region of the continental US and soak in all that the Florida Keys has to offer. After hammering the day away, cool down with a refreshing beverage and enjoy mouthwatering local cuisine while watching the sun fade into the water. Schedule a free day during your trip and head under the waves to explore the only living barrier reef in the continental United States, do a day trip to Key West, learn about Flagler’s Railroad while enjoying Bahia Honda State Park, or get up close and personal with some unique “locals” at Dolphin Research Center or Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. Flexible date ranges available (3, 5, or 7 day trips); can accommodate groups up to 8 people!

Contact:

Jill Bell, Volunteer Coordinator, for more information, to reserve dates, or for accommodation and activity suggestions/discounts 305-743-9828 ext.3 

New Smyrna Beach

Pedal, paddle, boat, and build a decent place to call home.

Adventures in the sun at New Smyrna beach , where we build homes year round for people of our community, with the help of volunteer hands.

Work with us for 3-4 mornings, while residing in our fully equipped dorm house for 5-6 days. Enjoy many activities on beautiful New Smyrna beach. Experience the most bio-diverse estuary in the USA and learn about Florida’s ecology while cycling the trails, kayaking the lagoon, and taking a boat ride through pristine waters, in the company of many species, including Bottlenose Dolphins and Manatees.

Available April 28- May 18, & June 16 to August 31

CONTACT:

Coralie Gilson, Volunteer & Outreach Mgr. for more information. 386-428-5010. Coralie.gilson@yahoo.com

Global Village Trips

Habitat for Humanity works in more than 70 countries around the world, and offers opportunities to build abroad through its Global Village program. To find out more about where we build overseas, and how to join a team, click here.

Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity International’s alternative break program for high school and college students, open to youth ages 16 and older. If you are interested in bringing a group of students to volunteer in Florida or elsewhere in the United States, please contact the Collegiate Challenge program click here.