There are many opportunities for volunteers on the construction site:
Regular Construction: We have regular construction opportunities on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm. No experience is necessary. Volunteer activities can include carpentry, insulation, drywall, painting, cabinetry, landscaping, and more. The minimum age is 16.
Core Construction Team: The core construction team is a group of regular volunteers that are on the jobsite on a consistent, weekly basis. The commitment necessary to be a core volunteer is volunteering 10 hours per month or coming out to 2 volunteer days per month (whichever comes first). If you are interested in joining the core construction volunteer group, email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a shadow opportunity with one of our experienced volunteers.
Blitz Builds: During a Blitz Build Habitat works with volunteers to get a future Habitat home under roof in 11 days. No experience is necessary; you only need a willingness to learn and a positive attitude. Activities will include framing, hammering, clean-up, wrapping, siding etc. Minimum age is 18.
How to Volunteer on the Construction Site
NOTE: BUILD SEASON RUNS YEAR ROUND.
Become a volunteer in two simple steps:
Create a Volunteer Hub account, and take our safety quiz
Online Safety Certification
All individuals or groups volunteering on the construction site at any time must complete the Online Safety Certification.
Click the link to go to the Safety Training website
Enter the Employee Access Code: W8NAEBTG and press Submit (This is the code for all Habitat volunteers)
Select this course: Volunteering On A Habitat for Humanity Job Site
The course loads and starts automatically. Watch and listen carefully!
When the presentation has ended you will be prompted to take a Quiz.
When you get to the slide titled “Quiz,” pause the slideshow to review the course before starting the quiz. Once you start the quiz, you CANNOT review the course. Upon completion of the quiz, you’ll be given your accuracy score, indicating Pass or Fail. The Habitat affiliate will not be given your score, it will only be notified when a course is passed. This course is meant to be informational and educational by providing you with basic knowledge to help you as a Habitat for Humanity volunteer.
If you Fail, you may log in again and re-take the course at a later time
If you Pass, you will be directed to a course completion screen
On the course completion screen, enter your First Name and Last Name in the appropriate fields. In the Location field, enter the Habitat affiliate name followed by the State: HABITAT LEHIGH VALLEY, PA.
Create a volunteer account
All open volunteer opportunities are posted on our online volunteer schedule. Your volunteer account will enable you to sign up for volunteer opportunities that you would like to participate in; If you find an opportunity that interests you, we require that you sign up for the opportunity to reserve your spot.
To create an account, go to our online volunteer schedule page and register an account.
Court Ordered Community Service Volunteers
In addition to the steps above, read the Community Service Policy and Guidelines. Submit a signed Community Service Acknowledgement, which signifies that you understand and agree to the Policy and Guidelines.