Information for all Habitat Volunteers
What is the time commitment asked of volunteers?
All New Build Construction volunteers are asked to commit to working the full day from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Volunteers must be onsite no later than 8:00am to receive the safety orientation and discussion of the day’s work.
For volunteers with A Brush With Kindness, the typical workday is from 8:00am – 4:00pm but may change based on the needs of the homeowner.
Volunteers for Office, Special Events, Community Events, etc. are asked to do a minimum 2 hours shift as needed.
What days can I volunteer?
For New Build Construction and A Brush With Kindness, we build on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Office and other volunteer assignments may be throughout the week as needed.
Are there any forms that I need to bring with me?
New Build Construction and A Brush With Kindness Information
Do I need to have construction skills to work on the Build Site?
No previous construction experience is required – just a willingness to work and to learn.
What do I need to bring?
We will provide the necessary tools but it never hurts to bring a hammer, tape measure, nail apron, chalk box, eye protection/sun glasses, earplugs, utility knife, rain gear and sun block. Bring work gloves and other safety items you prefer. All safety items will also be provided if you do not have them.
What should I wear?
Wear sturdy shoes appropriate for a construction site and clothes you won’t mind tearing or staining. Wear clothes in layers so that you can add or subtract, depending on the temperature. We work in all kinds of weather, so come dressed appropriately.
Do I need to bring food/water?
Bring lunch, water, and any snacks you’ll need during the day. There are usually fast food type restaurants and grocery stores near work sites if you prefer to eat lunch off site.
What are the age requirements for volunteers?
All volunteers who work on the New Build Construction Site must be 16 years or older. If a volunteer is 14 or older, they may work on A Brush With Kindness projects. If you have younger participants, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss ways to get involved. Anyone who is under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a Release and Waiver of Liability for Minors.
Can I bring a group with me?
Please visit our Group Build information to learn more about volunteering on the Build Site with a group.