Construction Volunteer Information
General Construction Correspondence
Construction Volunteer Inquiries
New Construction Update
We have just begun our new build at 96 First Avenue in the Manitou Park section of Berkeley Township!
A family of ten has been selected for this two-story home and they have already begun adding their
required “sweat equity” alongside our Construction Crew. We anticipate completing this home in spring of 2013.
If you are interested in becoming a Construction Crew volunteer, the first step is to contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Information for Construction Volunteers
In the meanwhile, this general information is intended to provide insight into Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity’s expectations for construction volunteers, and is also based on Frequently Asked Questions. NOHFH is constantly striving to improve this process, so please visit this website periodically for updates:
1. Due to safety and insurance concerns, there is a “no walk-on” policy. This means that all volunteers will need to complete a volunteer orientation, contact/information form, liability waiver, background check performed by NOHFH, and an online safety training course before being permitted to work for NOHFH. (Note: Approved volunteer groups, such as church, military, and civic organizations, will receive an on-site orientation.)
Please visit the tab "Get Involved" for volunteer orientation dates and additional information.
2. Construction worksite volunteers must complete and have a certificate issued for the safety training course “Volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity Job Site” before they will be allowed onto the site.
3. Once you have been processed, please contact the Construction Coordinator at email@example.com if you are interested in being added to the “Construction Crew.” Please note that we rely solely on email to contact the Construction Crew, which is the vehicle to receive regular updates on the status of our home build, along with volunteer opportunities when they arise.
4. Many volunteers are understandably interested in working in construction, particularly on building our homes. Typically, we build one home per year. We make every effort to include as many volunteers as possible on-site; however, this is not always possible due to the large number of volunteers versus the amount of available volunteer tasks in the home. This information is not intended to discourage you, but to provide a realistic assessment of our build opportunities. Please note that there are many other ways to become involved in NOHFH if your build availability does not coincide with our build opportunities; these opportunities are presented at the volunteer orientations.
5. Additional information will be provided to you once you become a member of the Construction Crew.
NOHFH is also seeking to increase the number of homes we construct in one year. We hope in the future to have more build opportunities for our many valued volunteers as a result.