Build Days

MIT Habitat for Humanity sends sixteen volunteers to work on local Habitat homes under construction once a month. These build days occur on Saturdays, and usually run from 7:15 am to 4 pm. Build days are FREE, fun, easy ways to get involved with Habitat – we provide breakfast, lunch, and transportation to the build site. And perhaps the most rewarding part of build days: meeting the homeowners, the families that will live in the house that you are helping to build!

MIT volunteers have worked on houses in all stages of construction, from nailing in wall frames to painting to digging trenches for plumbing pipes to installing insulation to installing electrical wiring. No experience is required! We are always welcoming new volunteers!

The November 2008 Habitat build day was featured on MIT TechTV. Check out the video slideshow!

If you would like to hear about and sign up for upcoming build days, add yourself to the mit-habitat@mit.edu mailing list or email Cynthia: (cyjing@mit.edu).