Get Involved

So you entered our competitions, bugged your friends and family about Architecture for Humanity, read Design Like You Give A Damn and bought a T-shirt. What else can you do?

Be A Design Advocate


We believe in sustainable prosperity for everyone across the world. Your donation allows us to give more to our projects and partners, and to create opportunities for professionals around the world to get involved. Help us start the next meaningful project.

Sponsor a Designer

The success of our projects depends on the dedicated effort and tremendous talents of design fellows in the field. A little bit of support goes a long way. $100 will support a designer for a day, $500 sustains them for a week, $1500 can lead to a month and $15,000 can help for a year.

Spread The Word

Help us spread the word by staying up-to-date on volunteer and job opportunities, upcoming competitions, follow the progress of our projects, and read the occasional off-topic tidbit. Sign up for our newsletter. You will receive a monthly email informing you of current projects, calls for help, links and news.

Help Fundraise

Architecture for Humanity depends on donations from people like you. We receive a majority of our donations from individuals. When you host a fundraiser for Architecture for Humanity, you are providing the seed capital that helps us create opportunities for professionals around the world to give back. Be it matching contributions from your company to selling gingerbread cookies, any help will be greatly appreciated.


Sign-up to Volunteer

Each day new needs arise for volunteers to help both in our offices in San Francisco and around the world. Tell us a little bit about yourself, and you will be entered into our volunteer database. As needs arise, we’ll call upon you to help.

Volunteer Opportunities

See current opportuntiies to volunteer with Architecture for Humanity. While most field opportunities require a long-term commitment, including our design fellowships, we always have need for help in our San Francisco office. Learn about current volunteer opportunities.

Join a local chapter

Sign up with a local chapter in your community. Currently groups are meeting around the world. View a list of local chapters and learn more about current chapter projects.

Share Knowledge

How can you help communities by design if you can't share it? Post your designs on (formerly the Open Architecture Network), a collaborative online tool and network where architects and designers work everyday with community leaders, nonprofits, and educators to improve the built environment.

What do you get out of this?

By showing an active interest in Architecture for Humanity, you are part of a growing grassroots humanitarian design movement helping to change the perception of the role of design. In most circles, architecture and design is seen as a service for the privileged. Our profession is guilty of embracing this ideal. Design should be a profession of inclusion whose talents help those who need them most. Just by being a part of Architecture for Humanity, you are helping to change that perception. Thank you for designing like you give a damn.