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Safety is a priority at Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County. We ask that each new construction volunteer prepare for their experience by reviewing the following safety video.
What volunteer opportunities are available?
Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding. We also look for individuals to volunteer to provide lunch to the construction volunteers on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Types of Volunteers section on our website.
What do I wear?
Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site. So you will get dirty!
What do I bring?
If you have them, bring safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure and gloves. If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.
What should I expect for a build day?
8:00 AM – Check In at Build Site
8:30 AM – Morning Devotion and Safety Meeting
9:00 AM – Construction Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch Break
12:30 PM – Construction Resumes
3:00 PM – Clean-Up Build Day Ends
What if I have no previous construction experience?
No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.