Build Site: Build Crew | Volunteer Position

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Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. We work to bring our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for low-income families in Waterloo Region.

Role Description

Position Title

Build Crew


Location 

242 Kehl Street, Kitchener


Hours

8:15 am to 4:00 pm - Monday to Friday


Time Commitment

Volunteer for 1-2 shifts. After this time, a commitment of 10 days over three months is required.

Our Mission

To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


Purpose

To carry out the stated mission of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region. Build Crew are responsible for various stages in the home-building process.


Reports to

Build Site and Volunteer Services staff

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Duties:

  • Work with a team or independently building homes
  • Work with, and follow instructions from Crew leaders and staff
  • Ensure safety on site at all times
  • Keep site tidy at all times

Qualifications and Skills

  • Understanding of the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it
  • Physically capable of lifting and carrying up to 40 lbs
  • On-site construction experience is an asset
  • Willingness to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent listening skills and desire to follow instructions
  • Must be at least 16 years of age

Orientation and Training

  • Habitat Waterloo Region Build Site Volunteer Orientation
  • Completion of a safety quiz
  • Construction Site Safety Training
  • Tour of the build site

Working Conditions

    • Exposure to the elements
    • Working on an active construction site with inherent safety risks
    • Working independently and with a team

Position Benefits

  • Gain satisfaction helping local families in need purchase safe, decent, affordable housing
  • Develop construction skills
  • Meet new people and build long-term relationships

Health & Safety

  • Green patch, CSA-approved footwear & Class E –Type II hard hat (available on site)
  • Long pants required
  • Appropriate dress for all weather types
  • No excessively loose clothing or dangling jewelry

Outcomes

  • Represent Habitat Waterloo Region in a positive manner
  • Maintain quality building
  • Maintain a tidy worksite
  • Create a safe workspace by following all safety protocols

Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region supports diversity, inclusion and representation of the people, organizations, and communities we work with and serve.

Volunteer Now

First time volunteer?

The first step of becoming part of the Build Crew is to create an account on VolHub, our volunteer scheduling app!

If you are interested in finding out more about this position, please contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@habitatwr.ca.


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