Of all the building blocks that a Habitat house requires, the most important is you.
People are the very foundations of Habitat For Humanity and so the most vital of construction materials are the volunteers, not the bricks or the cement. Your hands can be used to knock nails, lay bricks, paint walls! Imagine having your hands help to build not only someone's home, but also their lives by restoring dignity and hope!
Anyone can join, whether you are a chartered engineer, a bank employee, or merely a student. Your abilities can be used not only to build houses, but to fundraise, start a Habitat group at a school or an association, or to provide technical skills at our offices throughout Malaysia.
Your hands will make a difference: the question is, what will you build?
Please find links to all of the volunteer opportunities with HFH Malaysia:
AD HOC Volunteers
These are local volunteers from the general public involved with the house builds. This can be done on an ad hoc basis as their schedule allows.
This group of people are armed with a certain set of specialised skills ranging from architecture to civil engineering to web design. With a detailed profile of your skills, our Habitat staff can get in touch with you when your particular skill set is required, whether in the office, or for a project.
Teams here are formed by people from secondary schools, universities, corporations, churches and the general public. Corporate volunteers also fall into this category. Habitat staff will gladly help organise on-site build and these builds can range from 1-3 days.
Affiliated groups of young people from educational institutions, religious groups or organisations to help support Habitat's mission in the eradication of poverty housing. They organise team builds and advocacy campaigns as well as participate in global village programs overseas.
"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies... It doesn't matter what you do... so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away." - Granger, Fahrenheit 451.