Friday, February 17, 2017
Advice for Your First Day on a Habitat for Humanity Building Site
Romeo DiBattista, Jr., functions as the president and CEO of The Recycling Depot in Vaughan, Ontario. Moreover, Romeo DiBattista, Jr., supports Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that renovates and builds homes for people in need. Volunteering for the organization usually means that you will spend time at a construction site, so it is important that you anticipate that eventuality.
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.