Celebrating 11 years of Women Build in Orange County

About Women Build

Habitat for Humanity's annual Women Build program recruits, educates, and inspires women to build, fundraise, and advocate for stable and affordable homes in our communities. Women Build volunteers and fundraisers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities. Habitat's across the nation participate in National Women Build Week, in an effort to challenge women to devote at least one day to the effort of creating affordable housing.

Due to the overwhelming response from our Spring Women Build Week and an interest to make Women Build a year-long community, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is excited to announce it’s first ever Fall Women Build shifts! More information will be released as it’s available, but for now, save the weekend of October 19 and 20. Check back for more information to be be added as it becomes available. We look forward to building with you this Fall!  


For questions regarding Women Build, contact Kaitlyn at kkopala@orangehabitat.org.


Volunteering with Women Build is a fun way to connect with other women passionate about affordable housing in Chapel Hill. No construction experience is necessary to join us; you'll learn everything you need to on site. Anybody over the age of 18 (yes, even men!) are welcome to join us on site during Women Build week. 

Opportunities to volunteer with Women Build will be continuing Women's Roofing Crew shifts set on select Saturday's through the summer. Click the ‘Volunteer Here’ link below to see if any shifts are open!

"Women Build is the gateway to Habitat love; experience just one Women Build and you are hooked for life!" - Erin, longtime volunteer



An average Habitat home costs $80,000 to build. In order to help families, we rely on our passionate supporters and donors to help us build homes. This year, we have set a goal to raise $30,000 to help us fund the Women Build home.

1. Make a donation - Click the "Give Now" link at the bottom of this page to make a monetary donation

2. Ask your network to make a donation - Create a fundraising page where you can ask friends and family to support your efforts to help build a home. You can make your own personal link by clicking here.

3. Attend an event (see event list below) - Events range from dinner parties at individuals homes to give back nights at bars and restaurants. Check out our list of upcoming events where proceeds are benefiting Women Build below.

 4. Honor a special Mom in your life by purchasing a Mother's Day Card and making a donation in her name to Habitat.

Upcoming Fundraising Events