Women Build Weekend 2023!

Two-days of women-led construction training, Habitat home construction, and empowerment!

A fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties

Event Information

12:00pm Friday, May 12, 2023 to 12:00pm Saturday, May 13, 2023

Women Build Weekend is a rare and empowering opportunity to put a tool in your hands, try something new, and do it all in a supportive, energetic environment alongside talented and fabulous local women.  All the while, you’ll be supporting Habitat for Humanity, building wall panels that will be used in local Habitat homes and helping address the tremendous need for more affordable housing in our community.

Open to volunteers of all skill levels, Women Build Weekend offers hands-on construction and power tool training, led by talented local tradeswomen and volunteers.  We’ll teach and learn carpentry and power tool skills as we build wall panels for Habitat for Humanity homes.  You'll learn something new and leave with skills and confidence.  Equally important, you'll be doing good for our community. 

With a rock-solid crew of more than a dozen local women crew leaders, there’s no shortage of skill or motivation to support you.  Women Build’s leaders come with decades of construction expertise, a passion for engaging other women in the trades, and a willingness to share their time and skills.  Habitat’s Women Builders quietly uplift and support one another and have a genuine desire to share their skills and introduce more women to construction, carpentry, and Habitat.  Women Build Weekend is where they unleash that desire and shine.

Register today for a unique and empowering volunteer experience this May.  Whether it's just a few hours or for the whole weekend, we guarantee that Women Build Weekend will leave you feeling confident in your abilities, well-trained in basic carpentry and tool use, and satisfied from helping local families who are working to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance by purchasing a volunteer-built Habitat home.

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