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    Habitat named the 2016 Social Services Nonprofit 
    “Brand of the Year” by Harris Poll EquiTrend

     

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Current Events

  • 6th Annual Golf Outing
    Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:00
  • Thrivent Building on Faith Week - OPEN HOUSE
    Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10:00

Build Days

  • August Volunteer Sign up
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:00
  • Whole Foods Group ONLY!!
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 09:00
  • August Volunteer Sign up
    Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:00
  • Brookdale Community College EOF Group ONLY!!
    Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:00
  • August Volunteer Sign up
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:00

Volunteer Information and Signup

Online Volunteer Sign up Available! Pick a day and Register Now

Construction Site Information

List of Tools that would be useful to bring with you
Please bring a hammer and work gloves. A limited number of tools are available on site if you can’t bring your own.

Signing-In Procedures at the Site
Please arrive on time. This is when work is explained and assigned and work teams arranged. Sign in every time you’re at the work site to help us keep track of workers and for insurance purposes.

What to wear
Appropriate clothing - Work boots or heavy shoes are suggested! Sandals and bare feet are not allowed. Oversized, loose or hanging clothing or jewelry may become caught or tangled resulting in injury. Depending on the season, don’t forget sun protection; hat or lotion.

Amenities
Restroom facilities are provided at work site.

Safety
To maintain a safe working environment:

  • The consumption of alcohol on site is strictly prohibited.
  • Children under the age of 16 are not allowed at the site—period. That’s the law and it’s for their safety. There are no baby sitting/child care facilities, so please make other arrangements.
  • Teenagers 16-17 cannot use power tools, but may be helpful in many other ways.
  • All volunteers must follow posted safety rules and procedure

Please view the video below prior to volunteering with us on the work site!

Insurance
Volunteers are covered under group accident coverage, provided that the injury occurs while involved with activities that are sponsored and approved by the Board of Directors. This policy is in the form of excess coverage. It becomes effective only after the volunteer’s own insurance has maxed out or in the event that the volunteer is not covered under other policies.

 

Basic Safety Guidelines for Volunteers

Basics:

  • Safety is the responsibility of each volunteer.
  • Report unsafe conditions to a construction supervisor.
  • If you are unsure about how to do a task, ask a construction supervisor.

Safety Equipment & Attire:

  • Wear a hard hat when instructed to do so.
  • Wear safety glasses when operating power saws or other equipment that may throw off small particles.
  • Wear gloves when handling wood or metal products.
  • Dust masks should be worn when installing insulation.
  • Do not wear sandals or other inappropriate footwear on the worksite, work boots are preferable.

Injuries:

  • If you are injured, report it immediately to a construction supervisor.
  • An accident form must be completed for any injury, however minor.

Tools:

  • Do not use hand or power tools with which you are not familiar, ask a Construction Supervisor for instructions.
  • Do not carry power tools by their cords.

Ladders:

  • Do not move extension ladders by yourself.
  • Check with a Construction Supervisor to assure ladder is extended at the appropriate angle & height.
  • When climbing a ladder, always face the ladder.
  • Do not extend your arms beyond your normal reach when on a ladder.

Roof Work:

  • Wear a safety harness or a suitable alternative personal fall arrest system when working on a roof.
  • Keep body weight towards the apex of the roof.
  • If you have a fear of heights, do not volunteer to work on the roof.

Lifting:

  • Do not lift heavy objects or materials without help. Lift with your legs, not your back or arms.

Other:

  • Be aware of floor openings when walking.
  • Keep the work site clean and safe.

FAILURE TO FOLL0W THE ABOVE GUIDELINES WILL RESULT IN YOUR BEING ASKED TO LEAVE THE WORK SITE.

Volunteer Groups:

All Volunteer Groups must have a designated Group Leader.