Build Events

Welcome to the world of Habitat for Humanity Build Events – where compassion meets construction to create lasting change! Our events bring together individuals, families, co-workers, and communities to join hands in the endeavor of building homes for families right here in Lake County. Picture a vibrant atmosphere filled with the hum of power tools, laughter, and the shared joy of making a tangible impact on the lives of others.

At these build events, participants don’t just construct houses; they build hope, resilience, and a sense of community. Whether you’re a seasoned builder or a first-time volunteer, our inclusive projects offer a unique opportunity to connect with others while making a meaningful contribution to affordable housing. Join us in transforming lives, one nail at a time, and experience the unparalleled satisfaction of being part of something bigger than yourself.

Interested in other volunteer opportunities at our build sites? Check out our other volunteer opportunities!

Round Lake Community Build | April 9 – 13

Calling all Round Lake community members! Please join us for a transformative gathering where local volunteers unite to construct an affordable home for a deserving family right in your back yard. We are thrilled to be expanding our Homeownership Program into this community in 2024 and this collaborative event not only addresses housing challenges but fosters a sense of community spirit and shared purpose among participants. Check back soon for details and sign-up opportunities!

Housing is Healthcare Build | May 7 – 25

The Habitat for Humanity initiative for housing as healthcare is a pioneering endeavor that recognizes the fundamental link between stable housing and improved health outcomes. By fostering collaboration with members of the healthcare community, this innovative project aims to address housing insecurity as a cornerstone of promoting holistic health and well-being for all individuals.

NextGen: Young Leaders Build | July 16 – August 3

Habitat for Humanity Lake County is thrilled to launch NextGen, a new initiative that invites young people from all corners of Lake County to step up, take the lead, and shape the future of affordable housing in our community. Through this transformative three-week Build event, we aim to harness the energy, passion, and innovation of young leaders to support families on their journeys to homeownership. Check back soon for more information!

Unity Build | August 6 – 24

Join us for our annual Unity Build August 6 – 24! We encourage groups from all faiths and religions (or none at all!) to join us on our construction sites for a fun-filled day of building together. We believe this calling unites us, and strive to work together with our community to build safe, affordable housing for our neighbors. Check back soon for more information and to sign-up!

Women Build | October 8 – 19

Join Lake County women as we come together to build stronger futures for women through safe, affordable homeownership. Women Build is an annual multi-month fundraiser leading up to two weeks where women join together to accomplish two incredible goals: (1) advance construction on two homes for women-led families in Lake County (2) work together to raise funds to help make homeownership a reality for more women in our community.