Build Up Team Program

Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL)’s Build Up program provides NEW, first-time volunteer groups the opportunity to work on the build site while waiving the minimum donation requirement for team builds. The Build Up program provides groups that are interested in volunteering with HFHSL, but may not have the financial resources to join the Keystone Society or become a Buildable Hours or Builders’ Club Team,* the opportunity to experience the rewards of volunteering on an HFHSL build site.

Build Up teams supplement the work of Keystone Society-Community Partners, Buildable Hours and Builders’ Club Teams. Thus, Build Up volunteer dates are limited and may be offered on short notice. Available Build Up team dates can be requested using the links on the left, if your preferred date is not available, please consider volunteering in the ReStore. Build Up teams are coordinated for build sites as follows:

• Groups of up to 15 volunteers on Mondays and Fridays (7:45am- 3:30pm) 
• Groups of up to 10 volunteers on Saturdays (7:45am-3:30pm)

Depending on availability, youth groups (ages 16 and up) and civic organizations may have the option of receiving multiple build days as a Build Up Team.

After your request has been received, you will be assigned a work date (as availability permits) and you can expect additional build information within three weeks of HFHSL receiving your submitted form. Remember we schedule on a first respond, first schedule basis. If your group is CONFIRMED, we will email you other pertinent information about your workday. If you group workday of choice is NOT available, you will be given alternate dates to choose from if available.

Remember, your day is NOT confirmed until you receive confirmation from HFHSL.

*Although the Build Up program waives the minimum donation requirement for team build days, a financial donation at a level reflecting your organizations means and commitment is requested to help us serve as many families this year as possible. By offering financial support, you ensure that HFHSL projects have expert leaders and are safe and productive for all volunteers. Your generous support ensures that the funds we raise can be spent building homes, building hope, and building Saint Louis.

Questions? Email the Volunteer Services Department at or call 314-371-0400.