Construction Volunteer FAQ

Below are questions commonly asked by our construction volunteers. If you don't find the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • How do I sign up to volunteer?

    If you are interested in volunteering on our construction sites we ask that you first attend a new volunteer orientation, after which you will be able to sign up online for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

  • What days can I volunteer?

    Construction volunteering is available Wednesday thru Saturday year-round. When you volunteer, we ask that you commit to a full day. The construction day is 9am-3pm.

  • How old do I have to be to volunteer?

    Construction volunteers must be at least 16 years of age by Washington State law. If a volunteer is under the age of 18 they must be accompanied by a parent or designated individual who is at least 21 years old. If you are under 16, but still want to volunteer, please check out our youth volunteer opportunities.

  • What should I wear?

    We require volunteers to wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and shirts with sleeves. For your comfort we ask that you wear appropriate clothing for the weather and any construction tasks (painting, etc.). Please also consider that as a volunteer you'll be representing Habitat for Humanity and should choose clothing that in no way would be considered offensive.

  • Is lunch provided?

    No. Unless they are building with a sponsored group such as Team Habitat, volunteers should bring their own lunch. All volunteers should bring a refillable water bottle.

  • What tools do I need to bring?

    All tools will be provided. You may bring your own, but it is not necessary. If you choose to bring your own tools, we suggest you clearly mark them with your name, etc.

  • What if I want to organize a group to volunteer?

    If you wish to bring a group out to volunteer, we suggest that you check out our Team Habitat page as Team Habitat participants receive priority scheduling over other groups during busy periods. All groups should plan on booking at least a month in advance to schedule an orientation and book a volunteer date.