Build Volunteering

How to Volunteer

The Build Site will not be accepting new volunteer applications, for the time being, with an expected re-evaluation date at the end of June 2021.

If you are an established volunteer, you can still continue signing up for shifts in our system.

If you are interested in being a Build Site volunteer, please check back in about a month (the end of June 2021) to apply and get started! Thank you for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented time.


Volunteering at the build site is a great opportunity to put your hands on a Habitat home, meet new people, and learn new skills, no experience necessary!

For individuals, follow the Individual Volunteers: Getting Started steps below.

For group volunteering, please refer to the following Group Volunteering section.

Questions? Get in touch with our Volunteer Coordinator at

Individual Volunteers: Getting Started

Please note, the minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old.

New to volunteering? if you are an individual, please follow these steps.

  1. Check out the Volunteer Handbook for an idea of what volunteering at the Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity build sites is about.
  2. Register on our Galaxy Digital page.
  3. Once you register on Galaxy, you're on your way! Please give it a few days after you initially sign up, to allow our Volunteer Coordinator to process your informal background check. In the meantime, you can begin the process by exploring Galaxy, watching your orientation videos, and getting familiar with the system! .

If you have already volunteered with us, head to your Galaxy volunteer account and sign up for your next shift!

Group Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering as a group? Group builds are a unique, highly rewarding experience that both support our mission and foster stronger relationships and sense of community.

All group members must register on Galaxy and each fulfill the Qualifications. Our staff will work with your organization to ensure simplicity and understanding.

To begin, fill out the Group Volunteering Form, you can also access this form on the right side of your Dashboard on Galaxy. Next, make a Galaxy volunteer account for yourself here.

Our Volunteer Coordinator will get in contact with you for scheduling purposes, or contact our staff directly at

Our Volunteers