Habitat for Humanity

Join us on a Habitat NYC Construction site as we rehabilitate affordable single-family homes, formerly owned by the NYC Housing Authority and sold to Habitat NYC for $1 each. Revitalize this neighborhood and give families a chance to build stability in a new Habitat home.

Marble Volunteer Build Dates for:
145-07 167th Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11434


Sign Up:
1) Go to Marble.HabitatNYC.VolunteerHub.com and click “register” to begin.
2) Enter the Join Code "marble".
3) Answer the required questions and then sign-up for a volunteer day.

The Project Has Begun
Marble Collegiate Church kicked-off our partnership with Habitat For Humanity New York City on September 17, 2016. Former Senior Minister, Dr. Michael Brown and his wife, Mrs. Page Brown, represented Marble at the inaugural ribbon-cutting event.

Over the span of four years, we will be contributing to the build of four different houses. With each build, we will be establishing an ongoing relationship with the family who will live in each residence, with our first family selected in the Fall of 2017.

Now, We Need You to Sign Up!
Join us and our Marble Community to build affordable housing and make a difference in a family's life. Start by viewing the Habitat for Humanity NYC Fact Sheet below (or download the fact sheet by clicking on the blue button also below), and then follow the directions at the bottom of the page to sign up.

Meeting Location:
145-07 167th Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11434

Shuttle Details:
Arrive at the Sutphin Blvd/ Archer Ave/ JFK subway shop. (Access the stop by E and J subway trains and LIRR). Go through the glass lobby at the northwest corner of Sutphin and 94th Avenue (past 7 and 8). The Habitat NYC shuttle will be waiting on 94th Avenue. An AmeriCorps member will greet and transport you to the building site.

Site Supervisors:
Seth Weiss
(315) 247-8381

Jared Bravo
(719) 369-9247

Weekend Timeline:
8:20am: Meet at the Sutphin Blvd/ Archer Ave/ JFK subway stop, if shuttle needed
9:00am: Volunteers arrive, sign in, waivers, etc.
9:15am: Morning meeting, site overview, and Habitat NYC info
9:30am: Break into groups and begin work
12:00pm: Break for lunch
1:00pm: Back to work
3:30pm: Clean-up and wrap-up
4:00pm: Depart, Thank You!

What You Bring:

  • Please register on Volunteer Hub before arriving at the site. (See link below.) Registering online includes completing our liability waiver.
  • Wear old clothes, long pants year-round or knee-length. You will get dirty. During colder months, each home will have warming stations – feel free to dress in multiple layers.
  • Bring sunglasses and hats for outdoor work.
  • Shoes: Wear thick-soled, slip-resistant shoes with strong leather upper or boots (no sneakers or sandals). This is to comply with City and State laws.
  • Bring non-perishable lunch and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • No construction experience is necessary. Our knowledgeable Site Supervisor and AmeriCorps Site Leaders will lead you in building the Habitat way!
  • We supply all tools, hats, gloves and work belts.
  • Water is supplied. Feel free to bring a personal water container.
  • Bathrooms: We provide clean port-o-johns with hand sanitizer.
  • Items such as bags, purses or coats will either be locked away or in the room where you are working. Cell phone usage is limited to breaks and lunchtime.

Download the Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Tool Kit

For more information contact Rev. Susanah Wade.

About Habitat for Humanity New York City
Habitat for Humanity New York City transforms lives and communities by building and preserving quality, affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting all New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing. With the help of thousands of volunteers each year, Habitat NYC builds, repairs and preserves homes across the five boroughs of New York City. Learn more at HabitatNYC.org.