Build Volunteers

Build Volunteers

Two individuals working on a project. It only takes one person to change the world.

 

Make a Difference and Volunteer

Volunteers build every Habitat home. They are from all walks of life and have a wide range of skills. From novice to expert, there is a place for you to make a Habitat home a reality. We offer on-site training, tools, and a fun atmosphere. If you have your own tools feel free to bring them.

Individuals and groups may schedule days to work on the construction site by registering in our volunteer database.

 

When you register you will learn more about what to bring and what forms you must complete. For safely reasons all volunteers must be 16 and older on the construction site.

 

Frequently asked Questions

Do I need construction experience to help build?
No, it’s great if you have construction skills but certainly not necessary. Your crew leader will ensure that you receive training for the task at hand. If you have expertise in some aspect of construction, please let us know.

What should I wear?
Volunteers at construction sites and our ReStore wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty, torn, or even ruined. Closed-toe shoes are required. Dress in layers that are appropriate for indoor and/or outdoor work in whatever weather is happening during your build day.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?

Because construction is by nature a dangerous environment we are limited on who can volunteer.  Youth 16 and under are not allowed to volunteer on the construction site. 16 to 17 are allowed to volunteer with a signed waver from a parent or guardian as long as they are accompanied by that person. 18 and over just has to sign the waver on line when they sign up.

To volunteer to build, please register here.

 

Construction Supervisors & Skilled Trades:
Experienced construction volunteers are always welcome to spend the day with our team of builders. You can volunteer for just one day or become a team leader or supervisor.

Please contact our Construction Committee if you would like to know more: build@vermonthabitat.org.

Not handy with a hammer?
We need help with administration, operations, and management. Click here to learn more.

 

Supervisory Construction Positions

A man putting in the foundation to a house. The foundation is important to any group or project. Inquire today to help make a strong foundation for the upcoming projects.

We need leaders who won’t pick-up a hammer; that’s right NOT build. Team leaders and site supervisors take charge of the overall project.
They have the ability to interpret blueprints and construction drawings and implement them into the actual build.
They are also:

  • Familiar with best building practices, building codes, safety practices and has hands-on experience
  • Able to direct other volunteers during build
  • Familiar with local suppliers and possess the ability to order materials when needed
  • Able to interact with subcontractors (electricians, plumbe

If you would like to know more, please contact our Construction Chair Dick Shasteen at build@vermonthabitat.org.