Volunteer to build homes, communities, and hope. Click the button to find a date that works for you, or scroll down to learn more and read our volunteer waiver. Thanks for volunteering!

Your organization sponsors a day of work by making a contribution to GDM Habitat. Your group will work under skilled leadership of our site supervisors on one of our houses in progress. No experience required. Only your group will be on the work site and you will receive priority placement of work date.
As an Adopt-a-Day sponsor, your contribution supports GDM Habitat’s mission and allows for a great team-building exercise. Funds can be raised by individuals, companies, or through other grants. Adopt-a-Day Sponsors can provide 12 – 25 volunteers on their build and will have their names displayed on site and on Habitat’s website. They will also receive t-shirts for each participant and lunch/drinks on their build day. An Adopt-a-Day Sponsorship ranges between $2,500 and $5,000, which depends on the numbers of volunteers.

Interested in adopting a day of your own? Contact Jenna Ekstrom at jennaekstrom@gdmhabitat.org or 515-471-8686 ext. 126.


Help make dreams of homeownership a reality for hardworking, low-income families in our new home construction builds. Volunteers assist with framing, siding, flooring, trimming, painting, installing doors and windows, landscaping and more! No experience is needed; our construction managers will teach you anything you need to know on site.
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Rock the Block® home repairs

Assist residents with needed repairs and maintenance to make their homes safe, accessible, comfortable, and eye-catching. Most projects consist of weatherizing windows, doors, and siding; building decks or ramps for easier accessibility; painting or landscaping; and much more!
Volunteer opportunities are open to the public for our home build and repair programs on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If there are any questions regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Engagement team by emailing volunteer@gdmhabitat.org, or by calling at 515-471-8686 ext 130 or 140.
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Review the waiver

Before volunteering, ensure that you have reviewed the waiver.
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GDM Habitat for Humanity

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317


Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm

By Appointment Only (due to COVID-19 precautions)

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