Our mission says it all: we bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. We offer a wide variety of ways that each individual person can be part of Habitat Chesapeake’s work.


Building Habitat homes is hard work and requires a lot of upfront funding for building materials, equipment, skilled tradespeople and site supervision to keep volunteers safe and ensure quality results. The single fastest way to make a difference is to Donate Now and help us keep up the pace of construction so we can put more families into homes. Beyond an immediate online gift, there are many giving options, all outlined on our Other Ways to Give page. Among our most pressing and popular options are:

Give Funds

Give In-Kind 

Habitat Chesapeake relies on a wide range of in-kind donations to do our work. Donations of household goods to ReStores help supply more than $3 million annually toward our mission. Corporate donations of building materials like flooring, windows, paint and more, as well as skilled support from tradespeople like engineers, architects, plumbers, electricians and roofers can drastically reduce the cost to build or renovate a home. Finally, vehicle donations supply much-needed funding to buy what we cannot secure in-kind. See below for more information on how you can help with these vital needs. 




On a build site

On the build site, volunteers work with our construction staff, AmeriCorps members and partner families at various phases of construction to build homes in neighborhoods throughout Central Maryland. Before volunteering on a build site here are a few quick notes:

  • Volunteers must be a minimum age of 16. Individuals 16 or 17 years of age can volunteer to build, but must be accompanied by a chaperone. You must be at least 18 years old to use power tools. 
  • Volunteer opportunities are available on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Additional volunteer days are available for groups, including our Team Build partners.
  • No prior construction experience? No problem – we’ll teach you!
  • A lot of prior construction experience? Great! We’d love to have you join our Red Hat Team – a special crew of skilled volunteers who help to lead groups throughout the week and do more specialized tasks than an average volunteer can manage!

If you are interested in volunteering on a build site, please visit our Volunteer Hub!

At a ReStore

At the ReStores, we work hard to keep our ReStore operation costs to a minimum in order to maximize the profit donated to Habitat Chesapeake to help build homes. Volunteers make up the majority of our ReStore workforce. That’s why we need you!

As new donations come in each day, volunteers assist in accepting these contributions, preparing items for sale, pricing stock, arranging inventory both on the showroom floor. Plus, our volunteers help keep our warehouse and showroom floors well organized and sparkling clean. Volunteers also assist our shoppers, providing helpful customer service and support.

  • Volunteers must be a minimum age of 14. Individuals 14 or 15 years of age can volunteer but must be accompanied by a chaperone. Volunteers 16 and up do not need a chaperone.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm, at the following ReStore locations: Columbia, Dundalk, Glen Burnie, Halethorpe, and Timonium; opportunities are 9 am – 5 pm at the Sandtown ReStore.
  • No prior retail experience needed – we’ll teach you!

Contact to learn more about our volunteer opportunities or click here to visit our Volunteer Hub!


Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake operates six ReStores in Central Maryland, selling new and gently-used building materials, furniture, appliances, lighting and more at discounted prices. ReStores are a critical source of support for our work, raising more than $3 million annually! Visit our ReStore page for more details and see below for a full list of store locations. With six stores, there’s sure to be one near you and you never know what you might find!

Columbia ReStore

(410) 290-3700

8909 McGaw Court

Columbia, MD 21045

Located one block from Wegmans

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Dundalk ReStore

(410) 633-0505

505 Kane Street

Baltimore, MD 21224

Located across from Home Depot

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Glen Burnie ReStore

(410) 437-7755

595 E. Ordnance Road

Glen Burnie, MD 21226

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Halethorpe ReStore

(410) 297-5141

3741 Commerce Drive Suite 311

Baltimore, MD 21227

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Timonium ReStore

(410) 561-5200

7 W. Aylesbury Road

Timonium-Lutherville, MD 21093

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm

Sandtown ReStore

(410) 669 – 6836

1300 N. Fulton Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21217

Tues. – Sat. 9am – 5pm

Build It

Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake operates six ReStores in Central Maryland, and we’re always in need of fun and handmade items to sell or auction off! If you’re looking for a fun volunteer activity to engage your older kids, consider building one of the following items and donating to your local ReStore.