From March until November, we are usually building a home somewhere in our area.

Current Projects

Our 2018 Build Site is 507 North Carico in Carbondale, Illinois.

Please see our Current Home page for work dates and progress.



To inquire about assisting in the administration of the organization or about getting involved in some other way, please contact us at JUC Habitat President or (618) 457-8480.

[Volunteers must be 16 or older and must be 18 or older to use power tools]


To be added to our volunteer list, please contact Barb Rester at volunteercoord@juchabitat.org or call (618)521-5900.

We are now on Facebook. Click here Habitat for Humanity Jackson & Union County Facebook Page and LIKE our page for work schedule and photo updates.


If your business, church, service or social group would like to choose Habitat for Humanity for a charitable project, whether

  1. volunteering for an entire build or for any Saturday,
  2. donating to the cost of construction, or
  3. making Habitat a prayer offering from your congregation

please contact Jim Dooley at jimadooley@gmail.com or call (618)529-3878.


Weekend Sponsors can be any business, religious, service or social group... even a group of friends... that is willing to donate their sweat for a Saturday workday. You may sponsor any number of weekends you desire. Weekend sponsorship helps us in planning for the right number of team leaders and for particular activities for a given weekend.

March Group
March 31, 2018
April Group
April 7, 2018
April 14, 2018 SIU School of Medicine M1
June Group
June 30, 2018 SIU Womens' Basketball
July Group
July 21, 2018 Saluki Summer Bridge 2018
September Group
Sept. 1, 2018 SIU Student Athletes
Sept. 8, 2018
Sept. 15, 2018 Centerstone
Sept. 22, 2018
Sept. 29, 2018 SIU Trio Achievers
October Group
Oct. 6, 2018 SIU Criminal Justice Association
Oct. 13, 2018 SIU MedPrep
Oct. 20, 2018
Oct. 27, 2018 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
November Group
Nov. 3, 2018
Nov. 10, 2018 City of Carbondale Employees
Nov. 17, 2018
Nov. 24, 2018
Dec. 1, 2018 American Society of Civil Engineers
Dec. 8, 2018

Our Jackson, Union Habitat for Humanity has the good fortune of having such a large variety of volunteers.

We have those dedicated volunteers who work behind the scenes doing bookkeeping and communicating with city officials and keeping everything straight on the administrative end.

Then there are the ones who are our team leaders. They actually know a thing or two about building houses and they teach the rest of us and make sure we're doing things right.



We are always so happy to get more community members. They live in the area and they just keep coming back, year after year, weekend after weekend through the heat of the summer and sometimes, through the cold of the winter.


And, of course, we are so fortunate to have the SIU students come out and work with us. Some of them start with us as freshmen and return to us every year until they graduate. Some of the groups come out several weekends, every year. We really rely upon them to do so much of the heavy lifting, the digging, the rock-moving, the crawling around in the rafters, that some of us older volunteers are less able to do.



People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For me, five years ago I needed something more in my life. I needed something rewarding. Well, I certainly found it with this group. More than that, I found another family. I found a dedicated crew who not only build homes, they build community and camaraderie. They build trust and support, not only for our homeowners, but for each other. I’m so grateful to have these people as Forever Friends.