Do I need to have construction skills?
Nope! We do not require any prior construction experience. We do require a willingness to learn and to work. We will teach you everything you need to know. A benefit to volunteering with Habitat is that you will walk away having learned a ton of new skills.
What is the time commitment asked of volunteers?
We do not require any time commitments. We can guarantee that you will have so much fun that you will want to come back as often as your schedule allows.
What do I need to bring with me when I volunteer at the construction site?
Nothing! We provide all of the tools, materials, hardhats and safety items needed to complete a task. We encourage you to bring a water bottle, but it is not required.
What should I wear?
When volunteering on construction sites and at the ReStore, you should wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please wear sturdy, closed toe shoes. We do not allow flip-flops and sandals on the worksites.
The volunteering scheduling page says 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. does that mean I have to start exactly at 3:30 p.m. and stay until 7 p.m?
No. Those are just the hours of operation. If you are volunteering on the construction site or at the ReStore, you can come any time within that window and stay as long as you can. Sorry, we are unable to adjust the hours of operation to accommodate your schedule.
What if I’m doing community service for school or for the courts?
If you are need community service hours, we ask that you sign up on the volunteering schedule site and call us at (712) 328-9476 to let us know. We will get you a timesheet that you will be responsible for tracking your hours and getting it signed on each day that you work.
What happens if the weather is bad?
We will call you as soon as we decide to cancel. For the most part, we work rain, snow or shine. If you do not feel comfortable volunteering with us because of the weather, please remove yourself from the online schedule or call (712) 328-9476 to let us know you won’t be there.