Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity is completely volunteer-driven.
Without our incredible volunteers, the work of Habitat would grind to a halt.
Partner families are selected by volunteers, the homes are built by volunteers, funds are raised primarily by volunteers and board members volunteer their time to ensure that Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity is accomplishing its mission of building homes in partnership with Godís people in need.
Regardless of age, skill sets and interests, there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you at Habitat.
What to Bring to a Habitat Work-Site?
You should bring:
- Sturdy closed-toe shoes (no sandals)
- Plenty of water
- Snacks (if you want one)
- Lunch (if one is not being provided)
It would be helpful to bring (but not required)
- Tools/tool belt
- Work gloves
- Hard hat
- Safety goggles
- Ear Plugs
- A friend to help
Volunteers are required to be on site by 7:45 am in order to be present for the day's safety instructions and job assignments.
Safety instructions are given for the equipment being used on a particular day.
All volunteers must sign a Release and Waiver Form before working on site.
If you have not already submitted a form to the office, you may complete the form when you check in at the site.
Hard hats must be worn for any overhead construction work.
Safety goggles must be worn when operating equipment such as saws and drills.
Protective work clothing is recommended.
Construction sites are family-oriented; please dress accordingly.
Alcohol and drugs are not permitted on the job site.
Anyone under the influence will be sent home.
No verbal abuse, physical abuse or discrimination is allowed on the job site.
If anyone is the victim of such abuse, it must be reported immediately.
We ask that you be considerate of other workers at all times.
Any injuries must be reported immediately to the construction supervisor or crew leader.
Construction is our most visible volunteer opportunity, and our most popular.
There are several ways you can engage with Habitat on our job site.
If you are an experienced carpenter, and have volunteered with Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity over the course of several builds, you may be qualified to be a house leader.
Being a house leader means committing to oversee work on one house for a period of 4-6 weeks.
You may choose to lead the framing period, the siding work, or the interior finish out.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please email Le Anne at Leanne@goldencrescenthabitat.org.
A Crew Leader works with a group of 3-5 individuals on any given work-day.
You must have some previous experience in the activity you are leading, and be available for review or additional training prior to your scheduled workday.
If this area of service is of interest to you, please email Le Anne at Leanne@goldencrescenthabitat.org.
You must be at least 16 years of age to work on regular Habitat for Humanity construction projects (insurance requirements).
At times, there is limited work available for younger teens to do less dangerous activities like painting.
If you would like to inquire about bringing younger teens, you must contact the Habitat office to find out if there is appropriate work available.
Children under the age of 12 cannot participate in construction activities, and should be kept clear of the work areas.
We do accept court-ordered or school-required community service volunteers on our construction sites, during normal work hours.
If your service is court-ordered, there are some restrictions.
We have people under certain types of court supervision who may not be able to work at these times.
Please also note that we are unable to provide Community Service opportunities for people convicted of violent crimes.
When you call to arrange Community Service, you will need to tell us why it was ordered.
To inquire about Community Service, you must contact the Volunteer Coordinator before beginning work.
We will be happy to provide verification of your hours, but you will be responsible for keeping track of your time on site and requesting verification.
Becoming a Habitat volunteer is easy!
Just schedule your time with Ruby (361-570-4700) for ReStore volunteers or
Le Anne (361-573-2511) for all other volunteer opportunities.
Complete the volunteer waiver and medical release form and bring with you to your worksite.
The form only needs to be completed once every twelve months.