Celebrating 16 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.

For questions regarding Women Build, contact Krissy at kdunn@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!) is welcome to join us on-site during Women Build Week. 

Our Women Build Mega Building Bash will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024, with morning (9 am - 12 pm) and afternoon (1 pm - 4 pm) shifts with limited availability now, and priority registration given to those who fundraise. 

"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 $125,000 to build. In order to help families, we rely on our passionate supporters and donors to help us build homes. We have set a goal to raise $35,000 this year 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 - Raise funds through our new platform Give Butter. More information below on how to become an Ambassador!

3. Attend an event  - Join us for one of the following give back events:

         - March 8: SPENGA Chapel Hill at 4pm

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



Become a Women Build Ambassador!


Women Build Ambassadors commit to maximizing their impact on the lives of female led Habitat homebuyers by effectively mobilizing their networks. Our Ambassadors will join us on the build site and use their platforms to share about Habitat’s mission. Ambassadors are asked to: 

 Sets a fundraising goal of at least $1,000
 Raises at least $1,000 by February 17, 2024
 Sets up a fundraising page through Give Butter
 Makes a personal Women Build donation of any size
 Promotes Women Build through social media
 Volunteers for at least one Women Build construction shift between October 2023 May 2024
 Recruits Women Build volunteers and potential sponsors
 Allows Habitat to utilize their name and photo for promotional purposes

Contact Krissy at kdunn@orangehabitat.org to set up a planning meeting today! 

Be in the know!

Want to stay up to date with all things Women Build? Sign up for our Women Build specific email list below: