Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to have construction skills to volunteer on the construction site?
No, we do not require previous construction experience - just willingness to work hard, learn, and be flexible. If you do have construction experience we encourage you to utilize it on site with us!
All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Youth under 18 must complete the Minor Waiver Form signed by a parent/guardian, and be accompanied by an adult on the construction site.
What will I be doing?
It all depends! We appreciate your flexibility and openness to all aspects of building; you'll find out about the day's projects once you arrive at site. What we're working on depends on the current phase of house construction, so you could be doing anything from demolition to drywall hanging to cleaning. Your flexibility is the most important thing to bring with you to the work site....remember that all jobs are equally crucial to a well-built Habitat house.
What is the time commitment asked of Volunteers?
We work from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. We ask that volunteers arrive on-site promptly at 8 am. Volunteer Groups, depending on size, may split a morning and afternoon shift. To have a quality experience, please be sure to register online to agree to the terms and conditions, and take the online safety training BEFORE arriving.
What do I bring for lunch?
Nothing! We have generous Meal Volunteers that will provide you lunch. However, please feel free to bring your own water or sports drink to stay hydrated.
Do you ask for a donation when we volunteer?
We do not require that volunteers make donations. However, pledging a donation helps us to buy the materials and supplies that you will be using on your build day. Ultimately, contributions help us build more homes for families in our community. Donors are recognized.
When do you build?
We build on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. year-round. Weather permitting.
We ask that you create an online profile before you volunteer. Once your online profile is set up, you can go ahead and start signing up for shifts. All of the scheduled dates are tentative, there may be changes in the schedule due to the weather or other construction delays. Click the above link to see all of our available opportunities.
Where do I show up?
If you have signed up online, you will be emailed out the work schedule the week of your volunteer date. Additionally, volunteers can call the Habitat office at 402-477-9184 anytime to learn about the construction projects and locations for the week.
Any other questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at, 402-480-6219.