Habitat for Humanity has built more than one million houses, affecting change in more than 9.8 million lives in over 80 countries around the world. Habitat is a grassroots, Christian organization founded on common ground. We bridge theological, political, racial and economic differences by putting love into action.

Veteran build sponsored by Minnesota Title

​Volunteers make a difference by picking up a hammer and helping to change lives. They put their hearts in it. The energy and compassion they bring is invaluable!  They often get as much or more from the experience than the families. These partnerships provide a spark for community improvement.  We need your help to continue to fulfill our mission. 

​​​​​​VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

Construction Volunteer Work Day
If you are unable to keep your commitment to participate, please inform us via email or phone our office at 734-459-7744 right away. We require a one week notice of cancellations. Volunteers will be contacted by the site leader in case of cancellations on our part due to inclement weather and other issues that might require a cancellation.

Volunteer sign in process
When you arrive at the job site, please introduce your self/group to the construction crew leader and have each volunteer sign-in. Retrieve a Waiver of Liability form that each member of your group must sign and bring with you to the construction site on your confirmed date. IMPORTANT: All volunteers must complete the Waiver of Liability form in order to participate.

Age Requirements
Volunteers should be at least 18 years old, although 16 and 17-year-old youth volunteers may come if accompanied by one adult supervisor for every four youths. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 years old are not allowed to use any power tools or work from heights (on a roof or on scaffolding) on the construction site. Adult supervisors accompanying 16 and 17 year
old persons assume responsibility of compliance. Volunteers under the age of 18 are not allowed to work on the site until all exposed holes are covered.

IMPORTANT: Volunteers age 17 & under without an adult supervisor are not permitted to volunteer on the construction site due to Human Resources guidelines.

​Appropriate Dress Attire

You should expect to be working outside (rain or shine) so please make sure you dress appropriately in accordance with the weather. During the winter months, there is indoor work to be completed. Hard-soled shoes, or work boots are recommended for the volunteer’s safety.

Tools

Many volunteers prefer to bring and use their own tools. If you bring your own tools please clearly label all your tools with your name. Place tools in a container that is easy to carry.We want you to have a fun and meaningful volunteer experience. WE WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR STOLEN OR LOST TOOLS.

​Our first priority is your safety.  Please review safety rules and volunteer requirements.



CONSTRUCTION SAFETY RULES

1. Gloves, hard hats and safety glasses are provided to all volunteers & should be worn at the site.  We want to prevent splinter, head, eye and other injuries.
2. We encourage all volunteers to stay hydrated. It's wise to bring a water bottled labeled with your name. We will provide additional water.
3. During sunny seasons, please use sunscreen to protect against sunburn.
4. Our construction crew will handle all power tools unless an experienced volunteer is identified.
5. All ladders (step and extension) used on-site are fiberglass Type1. Volunteers should work as a teams of two when using ladders.
6. Be careful when walking around the construction site and pick up nails, hammers and other miscellaneous objects on the floor to avoid injury.
7.  If you feel ill, stop working at once and please bring this to the attention of the site supervisor.


TYPICAL DAY AT THE SITE

​​9:00 am – Sign in  (welcome/review site safety, assign tasks, collect waivers)

9:30 am – Work on Task
12:30 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Work on tasks
2:30 pm - Put away tools, clean site
3:00 pm - Sign out



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VOLUNTER PROJECTS 2018


APRIL 2018

Sunday, April 8th

Time: 6 - 8 pm

Lowe's  How To Clinic: Learn proper painting Techniques!

Location: 44080 Ford Road, Canton, MI

All are welcomed to join.  Classes are limited so sign up for this FREE clinic!


Monday, April 9th

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Lowe's How To Clinic: Learn how to install ceramic tile from start to finish!

Location: 44080 Ford Road, Canton, MI

All are welcomed to join.  Classes are limited so sign up for this FREE Clinic!


MAY 2018

Tuesday, May 8th

Sponsor: Advia Credit Union

Location: Taylor rehab


Wednesday, May 9th

Sponsor: Ryder

Location: (TBD)


Thursday, May 10th

Sponsor: Community Financial 

Community  Build

Location: Westland


Friday, May 11th

SPONSOR:  Lowe's Women Build Day

Where: Westand,.Michigan

How to get involved: Email volunteer@habitatwwc.org or 734-459-7744


JUNE 2018

Friday, June 30th

SPONSOR: Phi Beta Sigma Fratenity

Location: Inkster


JULY 2018

TO SPONSOR A HOUSE OR ADOPT A DAY AT A SITE, 
To volunteer, email volunteer@habitatwwc.org or phone 734-469-7744


AUGUST 2018

TO SPONSOR A HOUSE OR ADOPT A DAY AT A SITE, 
To volunteer, email volunteer@habitatwwc.org or phone 734-469-7744


SEPTEMBER 2018

​Sptember 16 - October 12

Thrivent Financial Building on Faith Rehab projects in Inkster, Taylor & Westland!  

We are inviting Thrivent members, Lutheran churches & community volunteers to join together to rehabilitate houses & restore hope in our community!  To get involved contact us at volunteer@habitatwwc.org or phone 734-459-7744!  


AIM (Affiliates In Motion Conference sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Michigan


OCTOBER 2018

​​Sptember 16 - October 12
Thrivent Financial 
Building on Faith Rehab projects in Inkster, Taylor & Westland!  
We are inviting Thrivent members, Lutheran churches & community volunteers to join together to rehabilitate houses & restore hope in our community!  To get involved contact us at volunteer@habitatwwc.org or phone 734-459-7744!  

NOVEMBER 2018

Building Houses Building Hope Gala. Award Ceremony & Auction

SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sponsorship information will be posted in May!


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Habitat for Humanity of Western Wayne County is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization

an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International