how to volunteer
Wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. We also recommend sunscreen if you will be working outside.
We provide tools but feel free to bring your own if you wish. We advise that you place your name and phone number on them.
Volunteer on site between 8:30 am-3:30 arriving no later than 8:30am for the initial briefing – a staff member will discuss the day’s projects, provide training, and assign tasks.
A lunch break is usually held at noon. We provide water throughout the day but you will need to bring your own food and utensils. If you are part of a group, check with your coordinator to find out if lunch will be provided.
*You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer on the construction site. Minors who are 16 or 17 years old are welcome, but they are not allowed to use power tools or work on rooftops.
Tasks vary and may include painting, drywall, framing, carpentry, roofing, electrical, plumbing, site clean-up, and landscaping. No experience is necessary – we’ll train you and assign you to a task you feel comfortable with.
You’ll most likely work alongside our construction staff members and other volunteers, including members of our Habitat partner families.
In Case of Rain
Much of our construction can occur even if there is a light drizzle, especially if the day’s tasks are indoors. However, heavy rain, extremely wet conditions, or lightning are not safe for our volunteers. The construction staff determines if a workday is canceled. If you are not sure, please call Jeremy Coerper at (919) 434-4030.
If you have questions about the above information, please contact Emily Hendrickson.
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