2018 UAB Habitat House Build


Sign Up to Volunteer

The UAB Benevolent Fund will host our 5th Annual UAB Habitat House Build this fall! The build will begin Thursday, September 20th. General registration is now live! Follow the link below to sign up. We look forward to building with you soon!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

Additionally, all volunteers are asked to fill out a waiver prior to coming on site. The waiver can be completed here. To unlock the waiver click "volunteer" and set up an account. To unlock shifts use the password "UAB."


2018 Habitat Homeowner

Ames Farrell
This year the Benevolent Fund is excited to be building for Ames Farrell. Ames has lived in Birmingham all of his life, graduating with an Advanced Diploma from Shades Mountain Christian High School and attending UAB.  He is self-employed, running “Ames Works” throughout the year.  He specializes in yard work, chores, and basic handyman jobs. When not working, Ames enjoys watching detective shows.  He also enjoys running, generally putting in 6-18 miles each week, depending on his schedule.  He attends Canvas Church in Vestavia.  
 Ames believes owning a home will help him because he will have his own place for the future, be able to give him more room to live and to store his tools, and help him to fulfill a life-long dream.  When asked what he would like to say to those who have helped to make his home possible, he responded, “I believe that it is a greater blessing to give than to receive.  I hope that you can get a double blessing from working with me…Thank you for volunteering."


2018 Build Site 



This year we'll be building in the Crestwood/East Lake area for Ames. Our build site will be 
217 68th Street South Birmingham, AL 35212.


Build Day Information

CLOTHING & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Wear clothes appropriate for construction activities – Do not wear open-toed shoes or sandals, large earrings or oversized clothing. Remember that you may get dirty, so keep that in mind when getting dressed. Bring sunscreen if you are prone to sunburn. There is not any shade at the work site. Please note: all Habitat construction sites require the use of hard hats. Volunteers may bring their own, or use available ones on site. Wear your Blazer green and gold to show your UAB spirit, visit the UAB Bookstore if you need some Blazer gear!

TOOLS: All necessary tools are available on site. However, volunteers may choose to bring basic tools such as a nail apron, hammer, tape measure, utility knife, and pencil if they prefer using their own. Work gloves are helpful.

ON-SITE PROVISIONS: Bottled water, portable toilets, construction materials, and work supervision are provided. Lunch, snacks, sunscreen, and transportation are not provided. Please make efforts to carpool if possible, street parking available, but we try to be considerate to our neighbors. Additionally, seating will be limited on-site, if possible/needed please bring your own fold-out chairs.

WEATHER: We build in the rain, but we will not build if it is unsafe to be on the work site. If you have weather-related safety concerns, contact site supervisor Shane Broyles 870-284-2315.

INFORMATION FOR ALL DAY VOLUNTEERS:  Thank you for volunteering to lead a workgroup. Please remember to wear your shirts to be easily identifiable by other volunteers and the Construction Site Supervisor. Please remember to bring your lunch. Bottled water will be provided. We plan to start promptly at 8:00 AM each morning. If you can arrive 10-15 minutes early to start unloading supplies and signing in volunteers, it would be greatly appreciated.



Support the Build

You can support this year's build by purchasing a UAB Builds t-shirt! A portion of your purchase goes toward funding the build and is a great way to show your UAB pride and support. T-shirts can be purchased here through September 14th.