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

Current Projects

We are building at 226 N 8th Street in Murphysboro, IL.

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



As per recommendations from Habitat for Humanity International, we are not recruiting volunteers at this time. Our core group of skilled volunteers will continue to work wearing masks at the work site, sanitizing tools and practicing social distancing as much as possible while working.


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]

INDIVIDUALS - see COVID-19 Guidelines above

To be added to our volunteer list, please contact Barb Rester at resterino56@gmail.com 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.

GROUPS - see COVID-19 Guidelines above

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.

August Group
Aug 2021
September Group
Sept 2021
October Group
Oct 2021
November Group
Nov 2021
December Group
Dec 2021

Past weekend sponsors include SIU Medprep, SIU School of Medicine, SIU Criminal Justice Assoc., Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity, Delta Chi Fraternity, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Delta Phi Mu Sorority, Inc.|Beta Chapter, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Alpha Rho Chi, Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Saluki Summer Bridge Program, SIU Swimming and Diving Team, SIU Students Today Leaders Forever, SIU Destined for Greatness Community Preservation Group,SIU Society of Women Engineers, SIU American Society of Civil Engineers, SIU Chancellor's Scholar Program, SIU Honors Program students, SIU Women’s Basketball Program, SIU Student Athlete Assoc., SIU TRIO Achievers, Carbondale Lions Club, City of Carbondale Employees, Lowe's of Carbondale, Carbondale Walgreens, Best Buy of Carbondale, Centerstone, First Baptist Church of Murphysboro, Hopewell Church, Carbondale, FBCMurphy/Berean Youth Groups.

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.