Friday, February 17, 2017

Advice for Your First Day on a Habitat for Humanity Building Site

Although Habitat for Humanity doesn’t require volunteers to bring anything other than their willingness to learn and work, you’re welcome to bring your own tools. However, you will need to dress appropriately for the work and weather. Avoid wearing jewelry, as it could get lost onsite, and be wary of baggy clothing, as it constitutes a hazard around machinery.

As for the jobs you will do, they range from demolition and unloading materials to painting. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, especially if you have no construction experience. Don’t feel like you need to complete a task with which you are uncomfortable. You can always ask your crew leader to reassign you.