Build Site: Build Crew Lead | Volunteer Position

Posted in Volunteer Opportunity

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 Lead


242 Kehl Street, Kitchener


8:10 am to 4:00 pm - Monday to Friday

Time Commitment

A commitment of once a week over 6 months is required

Our Mission

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


To carry out the stated mission of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region. Build Crew Leads are responsible for various stages in the home-building process, as well as providing leadership to Build Crew volunteers.

Reports to

Build Site and Volunteer Services staff


  • Support onsite training and supervision of Build Crew volunteers
  • Lead 1-5 Build Crew volunteers
  • Assist with hands-on work when required
  • Responsible for tools and materials
  • Ensure safety on site at all times

Qualifications and/or Skills

  • Understanding of the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it
  • Understanding of the construction process
  • Some hands-on build construction experience is an asset
  • Ability to lead a team of 1-5
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff and volunteers
  • 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
  • Mandatory safety courses as required
  • AODA certificate completion (required topics for the customer service standard training)

Working Conditions

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

Screening Process

  • Interview by invitation


  • Gain satisfaction helping local families in need purchase safe, decent, affordable housing
  • Meet new people and build long-term relationships
  • Use professional skills in a volunteer capacity
  • Develop construction skills through advanced training
  • Build community 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


  • Represent Habitat Waterloo Region in a positive manner
  • Participate in the safe, quality building of homes
  • Guide other volunteers in the building of homes
  • Maintain a tidy worksite

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

How to Volunteer

This is not an entry level position. We ask you to begin by volunteering on the build site where you can learn about the unique training process for this position. 

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