Our Playhouse Build Days are a unique building opportunity for teams to work together to construct and decorate children’s playhouses, which are then donated to military and veteran families in Ventura County. Proceeds raised by Playhouse Build Days provide direct support for our programs that help struggling families obtain safe, affordable housing.

Why a Playhouse Build Day?
Playhouse Builds are special in that participants get to interact with military and veteran families who arrive at the end of the day to receive their playhouses. In many cases, the playhouses are a surprise to the children, and getting to see their reactions is priceless. Playhouse Builds also offer a flexibility that regular Build Days do not – we come to you!

How it works
Teams of any kind can build playhouses – corporate groups, faith congregations, youth and school groups, members of community organizations and groups of friends. Each playhouse takes 3-4 hours to build and paint with the help of 8-10 volunteers. Each playhouse is pre-cut and brought to your parking lot or event site so that your employees can build and decorate! Several playhouses can be built at once to engage more people.

Who receives the playhouses?
Habitat partners with local non-profits to select the families that receive completed playhouses. Many playhouses go to active military and veteran families.

Revenue from this program is used to fund the construction of real Habitat homes for struggling families in Ventura County. To reserve a Playhouse Build Day, we ask that your team commits to a sponsorship of $6,000, which includes three playhouses. Each additional playhouse is $2,000. We will recognize your generous sponsorship on social media, in our monthly e-blast and in our annual report, which is received by all 20,000 of Habitat Ventura’s supporters and volunteers. Playhouse Build team members also receive a Habitat Ventura t-shirt.

Playhouse Build Day Schedule
8:00am: Registration

8:30am: Orientation & Assignment

11:30am: Lunch

12:30pm: Return to Work

2:00pm Military Families Arrive, Photos

2:30pm: Cleanup & Dismissal


How Do I Sign Up?
Contact Shany Patterson at (805) 485-6065 ext. 103 or shany@habitatventura.org to schedule your Playhouse Build today! You can also fill out the form below and we will contact you ASAP.

Corporate Groups

Corporate Team Build Days can be used as a reward for hard-working employees; an annual community service project; a team building experience; or simply a fun way to get to know a different side of your co-workers.

  • - Faith Relations GroupsHabitat for Humanity of Ventura County has many ways for groups of all denominations and faith traditions to partner with us to put faith into action.
  • - Youth and School GroupsYouth volunteer groups are among our most enthusiastic and energetic.  We invite youth 16 years of age and older to volunteer on the construction site and those 14 and older to participate in a group workday at the ReStore.  We ask that youth groups have a one to five, adult to youth volunteer ratio.
  • - Community GroupsCommunity groups provide significant support for Habitat Ventura County and are encouraged to come out and volunteer with us.  We welcome groups from all walks of life to join us in providing decent and affordable housing for those in need.  You will find this a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to bond with colleagues while doing something meaningful in the community.
  • Other Groups - Not sure what category your group falls under? Don't worry, just fill out the form above and we will contact you!