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Build Day Info
Habitat construction sites generally operate from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Volunteers are asked to arrive by 8:30 for check-in and orientation! Please arrive on time and plan to spend the day at the assigned site.
A typical build day:
8:15 Arrival, sign-in
8:30: Orientation, safety, site prep and job assignments
3-4: Site clean up
No specific skills are required, just a willingness to learn. Each site has an experienced project director to provide on-the-job training.
Release and Waiver of Liability
Each volunteer must sign a Release and Waiver of Liability agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accident or injury that might occur. Minors, age 16 and 17, are allowed to be on site, but not operate power tools. The must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a signed release. Here is the link to the Minor Release and Waiver of Liability.
What to Bring
Volunteers are asked to bring their own tools such as hammer, tape, tool belt or nail apron, utility knife, safety glasses and carpenter’s pencil. Please label your own equipment with your name.
What to Wear
- Wear clothing and gloves that are appropriate for construction work and, of course, the weather. Please no shorts as you may be kneeling. Loose clothing can be dangerous around power tools.
- Wear thick soled shoes.
- Wear protective glasses.
Worksite Safety Guidelines
For more Build Day information, contact Natalie Pappanduros our Volunteer Coordinator at (847) 836 -1432 or via email at Natalie.Pappanduros@habitatnfv.org.