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Volunteer and Construction Opportunities
Due to the effects of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our crew, volunteers and staff, we have postponed all construction and volunteer activities until further notice.
With Habitat for Humanity, you have the opportunity to build in your community and also in communities around the world.
For all volunteer opportunities, email Marco Notaro, Community Outreach Director, at email@example.com or call 716-265-9010.
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Different Ways to Volunteer
Hover over each of the box to learn how you can volunteer with Niagara Habitat for Humanity!
For more information or to sign up to volunteer with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-265-9010.
Volunteer at a Habitat Home
The most popular volunteer activity is helping on the construction site. You’ll work alongside our construction team and partner families from 9:00am to 4:00pm on your build day to help construct Habitat houses. The average Habitat home takes 15,000 volunteer hours to complete so we need volunteers like YOU to help us achieve our goal of ensuring every family has a safe and affordable home.
No previous construction skills are expected. Our skilled site supervisors and construction staff will provide the necessary tools, training, and safety information on site. Please consult the FAQ to review additional items including proper dress, food and drink.
New Construction Volunteers
If you are a new construction volunteer, welcome! To volunteer, please complete the following steps:
1. Contact Our Office at 716 - 265 - 9010 to schedule your build day
3. Print and Sign Our Volunteer Waiver and Bring It To Your Build Site
4. Arrive on Time and Be Ready to Change a Family's Life
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Please Note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 all 2020 events have been postponed until 2021 for the safety of our volunteers, staff and community.
Send an email to info@niagaraHabitat.org to sign up or receive more information on how you can be involved in our 2021 events!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dress for the weather, plan to work outside, and expect to get dirty! We recommend hard-soled work shoes or hiking boots, old work clothes, work gloves, and dressing in layers. No sandals or flip-flops, you will be sent home. We also recommend a hat or sunscreen for hot weather, and hand sanitizer or baby wipes for lunch.
No previous construction skills are expected. Our skilled site supervisors and construction staff will provide the necessary tools, training, and safety information on site. Just come with a can-do attitude and be ready to learn!
We will provide all tools and safety equipment; but if you have your favorites, we encourage you to can bring them. If you do choose to bring your own tools, please ensure that they are labelled with your name or initials.
16 is our age minimum to volunteer. 16-17 year-old volunteers can build with us only after submitting a parental permission form. No one under the age of 16 is allowed on our construction sites.
For half-day shifts, please eat before arriving. For full day shifts, please bring a bagged lunch to eat at the construction site. If your company/organization would like to provide lunch for your group, please let us know when you schedule your day.
Be flexible and prepared to work. In addition to house construction, our construction volunteers also participate in shed building, landscaping, neighborhood revitalization, and more. We ask volunteers to be flexible and prepared for a good day’s work, no matter the task.
Drinking water is available but please help us save money and reduce waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle. Portable toilets are available on our construction sites. On-street parking is available but if you are volunteering with a group, please consider carpooling.
We work year-round as long as conditions are safe. For issues of inclement weather, our construction sites will close when the Niagara Falls City School District closes. All registered volunteers will be notified of any cancellation or delay by email and phone if provided.
At the beginning of each workday, a Habitat site supervisor will start the morning with a prayer, introductions, a safety talk and instructions. The group will then break into crews to work on the various building tasks.
Court ordered community service may be completed for most non-violent offenses. To determine if you qualify and register to volunteer, please contact our office at 716-265-9010.
Your Donations Make a World of Difference
Every gift helps a family build a foundation.