Crew Leader Training


Habitat does more than build homes and hope.  It also builds LEADERS.  Crew Leader Training will provide a combination of classroom knowledge and hands-on training for volunteer leaders.  You will have the unique opportunity to develop construction and leadershp skills while making a difference in your community.

What is a Crew Leader?

Crew Leaders oversee a group of four to six volunteers in completing a specific construction task either at the new construction build site, Women Build or A Brush With Kindness project. These leaders do not need to know how to build a house from foundation to completion, but they must be familiar with construction terms, be comfortable using various tools and be able to understand and follow the directions of the overall site leaders. Crew Leaders provide training and leadership for volunteers, so they should have at least basic teaching and demonstration skills. Well-trained Crew Leaders’ competence in the construction process provides a stable base to support and direct the work of others.

What is included in the training?

Habitat for Humanity Knowledge
Construction Safety
Construction Knowledge
Construction Skills
Working with volunteers and less experienced workers

What type of commitment do Crew Leaders make?

Crew Leaders commit to attending all sessions of the Crew Leader Training.  When they have finished the class, they also commit to volunteering on the build site or through A Brush With Kindness at least twice a month for a minimum of six months.

What is the cost for the training?

The cost for the six-week Crew Leader Training is $35.  This will cover materials and supplies including the training book and a Crew Leader t-shirt. 

When is the next Crew Leader Training?

The next Crew Leader Training class is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2012.   

How do I Sign-Up for the next Crew Leader Training?

If you are interested in becoming a Crew Leader, you will be able to sign up after we schedule the date for our next training session.

I still have questions.  Who can I talk to?

If you have any additional questions or need more information, you can email the Volunteer Coordinator or call (360) 737-1759.