What is the age requirement to volunteer on the jobsite?
Everyone on the jobsite must be at least 16 years of age. Those under the age of 18 must keep their feet on the ground at all times (no roofs or ladders) and must have their waiver signed by a parent/guardian.
What should I bring with me to volunteer?
All necessary tools and safety equipment will be provided on the job site. Please bring a filled reusable water bottle with you.
What should I wear?
Whether the task is painting, landscaping or roofing, your clothes and shoes WILL get dirty, so please dress accordingly. You MUST wear closed-toe shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended.
What time do I need to arrive on the jobsite?
Plan to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to sign in and attend the morning circle, which begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. Attendance at the morning circle is required in order to volunteer for the day.
What if I can only work in the afternoon?
Attendance is required at the 9:00 a.m. morning circle, where we assign and explain the tasks for the day. If you are not able to arrive at that time, you are welcome to find a day that better fits your schedule.
Are volunteers provided lunch?
No. It is recommended that you eat breakfast beforehand and bring snacks and/or lunch with you if necessary.
Can I fulfill my community service hours with Habitat (court or school assigned)?
Yes! Please make sure you bring your form and have the construction site supervisor or ReStore manager to sign it at the end of the day.
Do I need to have prior construction experience?
No! Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome. We have skilled staff and volunteer leaders on site to explain and supervise each task. If you are not comfortable with a task, you can simply ask to do something else.
What should I do if it is raining?
If you are scheduled to volunteer on a day with bad weather conditions forecasted, call Habitat’s office at 740-592-0032 and dial extension 104 for the automated closure hotline one hour before you are scheduled to arrive at the build site (8:00 am).