Habitat simply could not exist without volunteers. Whether you can wield a hammer, use a bullhorn or master an Excel spreadsheet, you can help eliminate substandard housing in the community.
Volunteering with Habitat helps:
- Strengthen families for the future.
- A community come together to impact the world.
- Pay it forward.
- Provide stability.
- Remind people there is still good in the world.
- Nurture a sense of community and leadership.
- Demonstrate no job is too small to matter.
- Teach children the value of generosity.
- Carry out God’s will on Earth in an uplifting way.
Individual volunteer construction opportunities are available throughout the build season. We schedule on a first respond, first schedule basis.
- All volunteers must listen to and obey the instructions of the site supervisor.
- Only persons 16 years or older are permitted at construction sites.
- All volunteers on sites are required to sign a waiver. Anyone under 18 also is required to have the waiver signed by a parent/legal guardian before being allowed to work.
- Only persons 18 years or older are permitted to use power tools, or work above ground level. Minors are not allowed to do excavation, demolition, roofing, use power tools or work at heights above six feet.
- Volunteers who are 16 and 17 years old may do general carpentry, which can include hammering, dry walling, raking, etc. Minors must follow all rules pertaining to hardhat use, height requirements and power tools and be accompanied by a responsible adult.
- Volunteers uncomfortable with an assigned job should NOT DO IT. Let the supervisor know so reassignments can be made accordingly.
- No smoking.
- No horseplay.
- No alcohol or illegal drugs.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Beware of surroundings (overhead power lines).
- Keep the site clean — a clean site is a happy site.
- Have FUN!