VOLUNTEER POSITION : Build Leader Volunteer - Build Site

Corporate Office
Toronto, Ontario
Locations: Toronto, Brampton, Oshawa

Employment Type: Volunteer Position

VOLUNTEER POSITION:  Build Leader Volunteer - Build Site

Habitat for Humanity GTA is greater Toronto’s most recognized provider and advocate of solutions that tackle our region’s housing crisis. Our mission is to create a world where everyone has a safe, quality place to live. We focus on creative solutions to address the affordable housing crisis in Toronto, Brampton, Caledon, York Region and Durham Region. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we unlock change for generations by bringing the benefits of home ownership to more people and communities. Since 1988, Habitat GTA has built 23 new communities, empowering more than 500 families. To learn more, visit https://habitatgta.ca/

What you need to know about becoming a Build Leader:

Volunteers are not required to have prior building experience.

  • Onsite training is provided by our skilled Site Supervisor
  • All necessary Personal Protective Equipment is available for volunteers.
  • We build 12 months a year, Monday to Friday, shifts are 8 hours, from 8:00 am – 4:00pm Shifts are self-scheduled via online registration.
  • Time Commitment: We request a commitment of two shifts per month as part of the Crew program.


Build Site Locations:

  • 485 Normandy Street Oshawa
  • 25 William Street, Brampton – Start date Spring 2024


  • Have an interest in the different phases of the construction process that include framing, dry walling, landscaping, insulating, flooring, etc.
  • Lead a group of up to 5 volunteers with different levels of construction skillsets, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun.
  • Attend our health, safety, and construction training sessions.
  • Assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating tasks, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc.
  • Come with a willingness to learn from experienced staff and volunteers. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamourous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.


Position Benefits:

  • Gain practical experience in skilled trades.
  • Meet new people and network with likeminded individuals.
  • Give back to your community and help provide affordable home ownership for local families.


To get started as a Build Leader and to become a part of the Habitat GTA Team, please email : Janine.Smith@habitatgta.ca, Manager of Volunteer Services.


Habitat for Humanity GTA is committed to ensuring a barrier-free, accessible and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage volunteers with disabilities, and upon individual request, will endeavor to provide appropriate accommodations. Please inform our Volunteer Service team should accommodation be required by emailing volunteer@habitatgta.ca or call 416-755-7353 (extension 2275)


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