Build and Repair Volunteers

Volunteer

WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS PAGE:

  • You don't need experience
  • Before volunteering
  • Scheduling
  • Sign up today
  • Clothing requirements
  • ABWK Volunteers
  • Building Volunteers
  • Corporate Build Days
  • Women Build Days
  • Veteran Builds
  • Home Sponsoring

YOU DON'T NEED PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

With whatever program you choose to volunteer for, we accept EVERYONE.
You do not need to have previous experience with construction, repair work, or other work that can be done within our programs. We are always looking forward to having individuals volunteer with us, and looking forward to teaching.
Our site hosts and supervisors will be with you
if you have concerns or questions or need to learn something new.

BEFORE VOLUNTEERING

Before volunteering on the build site or at the Ogden ReStore,
please read our Safety Guidelines and fill out our WAIVER ADULT YEAR 2018 (if you are 18 years and older) OR our WAIVER MINOR YEAR 2018 (if you are younger than 18 years old). Please bring to the site, or email it to vol@habitatwd.org.

Occasionally build days may be canceled due to severe weather or unforeseeable circumstances. We make an effort to reschedule groups if possible, and appreciate your patience and flexibility!

SCHEDULING

Scheduling for the home builds is determined by Rick Boman with the help from the Volunteer Coordinator, Neyla Hadfield. Scheduling for AWBK projects is determined by the ABWK Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator.

Please email at vol@habitatwd.org or call 801-475-9821 for more details.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Click here to be redirected to our volunteer opportunities. We have a list of things that we need to do for our Habitat Homes, ABWK projects, Ogden ReStore, and so much more.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENTS

We have clothing requirements at our affiliate, due to the nature of our work and safety reasons. Please read below to know what we accept and do not accept at both the Habitat ReStore and our affiliate.

Clothing Requirements

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties prides itself on its informal atmosphere. We hope to provide you with a relaxed place to work. This is reflected in our expectations regarding dress.

At the Habitat Ogden ReStore, there are different scenarios that require different apparel. ReStore volunteers may wear jeans with minor holes. Shorts or skirts that are higher than 3 inches above the knee IS NOT ALLOWED. Shirts and jeans must be worn and must be suited to get dirty, dusty, or ripped. Shorts that are longer than 3 inches above the knee, shorts below the knee, capris, and other jeans may be worn. However, the ReStore managers have the right to to let you know if your attire is unacceptable at the ReStore and that you may be required to change or not volunteer on this day. Closed-toe shoes are also a REQUIREMENT at our Habitat ReStore. Sandals and open-toed shoes ARE NOT ALLOWED. You are expected to not wear loose-fitting clothes that could be caught on merchandise and equipment. If you have long hair, it may be wise to tie it back or pin it up so it doesn’t get caught in equipment.

The purpose for abiding to these clothing requirements in partly due to safety reasons. As a volunteer at our Ogden ReStore, you may be required to move heavy merchandise, move fragile items, bending and moving different things, while using equipment. You are also the “face” of our Ogden ReStore. We want to give our customers a good experience, while also showcasing our professionalism.

If you have any other concerns or questions about attire at our Ogden ReStore, please contact our ReStore managers at 801-393-3287.

Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties wishes to ensure that its employees and volunteers are not injured on the job. Therefore, if you work in construction, you are expected to dress in clothes that are comfortable and do not pose a safety risk. In particular, you should NOT wear loose-fitting clothes that could be caught in equipment. If you have long hair, you should tie it back or pin it up. You MAY NOT wear jewelry or a watch while working, as this could also be caught in the equipment. You must also wear thick-soled shoes to protect your feet from sharp objects. Sandals, flip-flops, and open-toed shoes ARE NOT allowed. You must also wear safety equipment when appropriate, including hard hats, earplugs, gloves, safety glasses, and dust masks. Your supervisor will provide you with this equipment when needed.

For any concerns or questions, please contact our main office at 801-475-9821 or contact Neyla Hadfield at vol@habitatwd.org.

A BRUSH WITH KINDNESS VOLUNTEERS

BUILDING VOLUNTEERS

Volunteering on a build site is a fun, hands-on opportunity. Therefore, you can work on a home alongside the future Habitat homeowners.
Our build site volunteers do many projects, including:
  • Framing
  • Raising walls
  • Hanging drywall
  • Painting
  • Much more!
As a matter of fact, previous construction experience is not required for some projects.
Must be 16 years and older to help. However, there may be specific projects we will allow younger persons to help with. If you are someone with experience in building homes, you may be referred to Rick Boman, our Construction Coordinator. with.

CORPORATE BUILD DAYS

A Team Build Day gives your company an opportunity to partner in a truly significant and meaningful way. Through this program, companies provide a financial donation ($1,500 for corporate group/team build days and a suggested $750-$1,000 donation for civic, church and school groups). The donation is tax-deductible. It also helps with the cost of building materials. A team of up to 12 volunteers can work on the site to raise walls, swing hammers, hang drywall and more. Your company helps us continue to build homes and serve families. With this type of build day, we sponsor your gift-giving and association on our marketing materials.

WOMEN BUILD DAYS

Women build
“Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life have come together to build stronger, safer communities“. Women Build groups have the opportunity to learn how to build and construct a home on our Habitat lots. We will need your help along with other volunteers to build two new Habitat Homes in Ogden, UT. There is no experience needed, as our construction managers and professionals will work alongside you to help build.
If you have a group of women that wish to make a difference, please contact us. Make sure to sign up for our volunteer email list.

The goal of Women Build is to “empower women to help families build strength,
stability, and independence“.

VETERAN BUILD DAYS

We are proud to support our veterans who have served our country. Currently, one of Habitat Families is Travis Parsons, a retired and disabled veteran. Hill Air Force Base has been a dedicated partner with
Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties. If you are military personnel and wish to help a fellow veteran with building a Habitat Home, please contact the HAFB Representative, Dan Wilson.

HOME SPONSORING

Home Build Sponsors include corporations, foundations, and individuals both large and small. They contribute leadership gifts of $2,500 or more to our affiliate during one fiscal year. The corporation and its employees are encouraged to volunteer with us to showcase the work that they have done.

8 Reasons to become
a Home Build Sponsor

  • Strengthen your community
  • Strong community ties are better for business
  • A chance to give back
  • Increase corporate awareness
  • Improve employee morale
  • Enhance your corporate brand
  • Be a positive influence on the future
  • High visibility for your organization
Your organization can partner with us by supporting special events. This can include groundbreakings or dedications, working alongside a partner family, or hosting an information session for your employees. If you are interested in becoming a Home Build Sponsor, please call our office or email info@habitatwd.org.

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