Volunteers on a construction site perform many different kinds of tasks. Click here for a description of volunteer opportunities.
Absolutely! Most of our volunteers have no construction experience. We would love to help teach you new skills such as framing, roofing, or siding while on the job site.
Different volunteer opportunities come with various levels of commitment, from as little as a few hours to more long-term commitments. You can volunteer for as much or as little time as you would like. We can work with you to find just the right volunteer opportunity for you.
All of the basic tools and safety equipment you will need on site we will provide for you. However, you should wear weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes with a sturdy sole. Typically we ask all volunteers to bring the following when they volunteer onsite:
- Registration/liability form (printed & filled out)
- Tape measure
- Utility knife
- Work gloves
- Tool belt
- Safety glasses
- Water bottle or coffee container
Please be sure to mark your name on any items that you bring, since Habitat for Humanity cannot be responsible for misplaced items on the construction site.
You should call your Project Coordinator to let them know you cannot make it to the work site. The Project Coordinator is usually the person with whom you registered as a volunteer. If you are an individual volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator at 262 925 0360.
Yes, our insurance company mandates our age policy. No one under age 14 can be on a Habitat worksite when construction is going on. Youth ages 14-15 can help with painting, landscaping or cleaning with a parent along. Youth ages 16-17 can help with general construction tasks and must have 1 adult to every 3 youth. No one under age 18 can work on a roof, go on a ladder or use power tools. There is a special registration/liability form required for volunteers under age 18.
There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Some other ways include:
- Site support (non-construction person onsite who takes care of volunteer needs)
- Meal providers – donate a lunch to a Habitat worksite
- Special events like Gift Wrap for Habitat, Human Race, etc.
- Lot maintenance – keeping empty lots mowed & sidewalks shovelled
- Office work
- Committee work
Please call our volunteer coordinator at 262 925 0360
Possibly. However, decisions to cancel are only made at the job site the morning the work will be done. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, no determination to cancel will be made prior to the build date. We ask all of our volunteers to report to the work site to find out if work is scheduled for the day.