Come Build Playhouses and Support San Diego Habitat

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ORGANIZATION: San Diego Habitat for Humanity


Are you interested in putting your construction skills to use? Maybe you want to learn some construction skills or teach others. This could be the role for you!

Our Playhouse team is looking for energetic volunteers to help us lead groups in building children’s playhouses. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or skills; we will teach you everything you need to know! This training session will show you how playhouses are put together, what needs to be painted, and how to lead groups in this process. Don’t worry though, a Habitat staff member will always be there with you to lead the group.

The minimum age to volunteer is 18 due to the use of power tools. We ask that all playhouse assistants commit to volunteering for at least one playhouse build per month. Each playhouse build lasts about 4 hours and you will be working with 8 - 10 volunteers.

The playhouses you help build will provide children a secret world where they can create make believe scenarios that foster their development, leadership, and creativity. They also help San Diego Habitat for Humanity raise funds to advance our mission of building homes, community, and hope. So join us in this unique way to give back to your community by building playhouses for local children, military or veteran families, and children’s centers in San Diego!

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About San Diego Habitat for Humanity


8128 Mercury Court, San Diego, CA 92109, US

Mission Statement

The mission of San Diego Habitat for Humanity is to bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope. This is achieved by creating affordable homeownership opportunities in partnership with families and individuals throughout San Diego County.


We partner with families to help build or improve a place they can call home and to find the stability and security they need for a better future. Homeownership can seem like an unattainable dream here in San Diego, but we work alongside future homebuyers to make those dreams become reality. Our programs include:

New Construction - Money fundraised and mortgage payments from previous homes are used to purchase land, and we utilize thousands of volunteer hours to build homes. Homeowners go through a lengthy selection process and join volunteers onsite, contributing 250 hours of sweat equity per adult applicant as their down payment on their home.

Home Repair - We have 2 distinct home repair programs - Neighborhood Revitalization and VetRepair. Neighborhood Revitalization focuses on repairs for homeowners in the neighborhoods where we build new construction. Through VetRepair, we provide repairs for Veteran homeowners throughout San Diego County. Both programs include critical home repair projects (which may include major utility or roof repairs, which need to be subcontracted) or exterior home repair, which is much more volunteer friendly.

ReStore - The ReStore is our discount home improvement center where we accept donations of building materials and home goods. The sale of those items help to fund our mission. We have 3 locations throughout the county - National City, Kearny Mesa, and Escondido - in addition to an online store.


Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Community, Homeless & Housing


Tue Jul 30, 2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM


8128 Mercury CourtSan Diego, CA 92111



  • Visual Arts
  • Construction
  • People Skills
  • Carpentry
  • Interior / Exterior Decorating
  • Woodworking


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Willing to help with 1 playhouse build per month.

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