South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers (SWH&H) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping folks stay in their homes when they are not able to make necessary repairs themselves. Our annual all-volunteer Workday is the first Saturday of May when about 350 volunteers will help rehab approximately 30 homes on South Whidbey. Throughout the year, our H.E.A.R.T. program assists South Whidbey neighbors in need.
Volunteer working on project outside

We need volunteers with a wide range of skills, including:

  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters
  • Cooks & Kitchen Helpers
  • Yard Workers & Gardeners
  • Willing Laborers
  • Pick-up Trucks & Drivers
  • Wood Splitters

All are welcome from age 12 - 112!

Unfortunately, we can’t allow anyone under 12 to volunteer. Participants who are 12-15 years old with a medical release may work with their parents only. Participants 16-17 years old need the medical release and written parental permission.

Please arrange your own childcare for children under 12.

Please download and print the release form here: 2020 H&H Minor Waiver. Without the release, House Captains are unable to let minors work.

Here is the 2020 H&H Adult Waiver.

Workday Schedule, Rain or Shine!

7:45 a.m.

Everyone gathers at the South Whidbey High School Commons at 5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley for coffee, tea and morning munchies. You will meet your House Captain and team members, sign WAIVER FORMS and go over SAFETY guidelines.

9 a.m.- 4:30(ish)p.m.

At the worksite! Bring a SACK LUNCH and SAFETY equipment, such as safety goggles, gloves, hard hats and protective shoes.

5:30 p.m.

Volunteers and homeowner families gather again at the High School for a DELICIOUS dinner prepared by volunteers. Enjoy the House Captain "wrap-up" remarks and musical entertainment.

QUESTIONS? CALL (360) 221-6063 

South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers Social Equity Statement

SWH&H is committed to the principle of social equity; striving for justice, impartiality and fairness for all people, including those who qualify for our help. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, and believe our community must continue to pursue racial justice here on Whidbey. By actively taking the time to help our neighbors in need, our volunteers assert their commitment to building a stronger community through compassionate work, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity, age or disability.