Individual Construction Volunteers

At Beaches Habitat, we welcome volunteers from all walks of life.  Whether you are an experienced carpenter or have never touched a hammer, we will find a place for you on our construction site!  Though we are a Christian ministry, we welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds to be a part of our organization.

If you are interested in bringing out a group, please visit our Construction Groups page for more information or contact Sarah Jared, our Community Relations Manager, at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org so we can explore dates.

If you are completing community service to fulfill a legal requirement (probation, pre-trial, etc.), need your hours verified for any reason or are younger than 18 years of age, please contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org prior to scheduling hours.

It is required that construction volunteers:

  • Be at least 16 years of age. Please contact our Community Relations Manager before signing up if you are younger than 18;
  • Register with the program. Registration can be completed online through our Volunteer Calendar. If you have any difficulty, contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793;
  • Complete a Release and Waiver of Liability prior to volunteering and at least once every fiscal year thereafter.  (18 & older release | Younger than 18 release) If you’re younger than 18, your Release must be completed by a parent or legal guardian;
  • Dress appropriately for construction work – please wear sturdy shoes that cover your whole foot (preferably work boots, but sneakers are ok);
  • Are ready to get dirty!  This is a “real” construction site and you’ll be doing hard work.  Don’t worry if you don’t have experience – our staff will teach you what you need to know.

It is recommended that construction volunteers:

  • Complete the “Volunteering On A Habitat for Humanity Job Site” safety training available through our partner, Lockton Affinity.  You will need the Employee Access Code “W8NAEBTG” to enter the site;
  • View our Construction Volunteer Policies;
  • Have a moderate level of physical fitness;
  • Can perform moderately strenuous bending and reaching activities;
  • Can safely balance on stairs and uneven surfaces;
  • Can work in a dusty and active environment without climate control of any sort;
  • And can meet other moderate physical demands associated with the day’s activities.
  • If you have any concerns about your ability to meet these recommendations or need special accommodations, please contact our Community Relations Manager at least one business day prior to volunteering.

 

A volunteer FAQ is also available to help answer many common questions. The address of the meeting location and a link to our construction guidelines will be emailed in your confirmation.

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Find out more about the Who, What, When, Where and How of volunteering on our Construction Volunteer Opportunities page.

Questions?
Contact our Community Relations Manager, Sarah Jared, with any questions or concerns by calling (904) 595-5793 or sending an email to volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.