Though opportunities to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity are available through the organization’s resale stores, many volunteers choose to work directly on constructing homes. In order to be a construction volunteer, individuals must be at least 16 years of age; however, they will not be permitted to operate power tools unless they are 18 or older. Additionally, volunteers are required to wear protective gear, such as goggles and construction hats, while on a build site. The necessary tools are provided at each site, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own.
In the fall, summer, and spring months, most of Habitat for Humanity’s efforts are focused on building new homes, but in the winter construction volunteers are needed to make repairs to existing homes. Weekdays during the winter generate the smallest number of volunteers at Habitat for Humanity, so the organization is always in need of people to add to this group, dubbed the Winter Warriors.