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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Roles

Here are the different roles that volunteers can take on a Habitat for Humanity project.
On Site Coordinator
Point person between the Habitat Site Supervisor and our group while on-site.   Responsible for overseeing all group dynamics, policy enforcement and helping to ensure that the building experience is a positive one for all.  Work closely with the Tres Iglesias committee to facilitate communication with work group and Habitat.
Crew Leader
Lead small groups of general construction volunteers.   Works under the direction of the Habitat Site Supervisor and Construction Assistant, provide direct supervision and leadership for the crew on the work site. Lead 3 or 4 unskilled volunteers, assigning jobs and instructing the crew in construction techniques to perform specific tasks.  Work with Habitat site staff to provide on-the-job training and supervision.  Need to prioritize teaching and leading other volunteers while working alongside of them.  It is best if crew leader work several days in succession to provide continuity on the job site.
Tool Manager
Organize the tools throughout the day and help volunteers find what they need quickly.  Gathers and cleans tools, inspects damage and/or safety concerns and secures them per Site Supervisor.
General Volunteer
11-12 per day low to moderate skilled general construction volunteers.   Become members of crews and participate in whatever work is needed to be done on the site.  Priority is given to those who sign up for multiple days.
Site Host
Greets workers and scans in their registration form; leads prayer; facilitates breaks; and helps coordinate lunch and snacks.   Orientates volunteers to site and answers general questions.
NEW: Site Host must assist volunteers without Habitat registration to register online.
Food Preparer
Prepares and/or brings some food to the site for lunches and snacks for the work crew.
Food Server
Serves food at morning break , lunch, and/or afternoon break and cleans-up afterwards
Food Coordinator
Organizes food for a day by calling food server and food preparation people and making certain all arrangements are taken care of.
Children under 16 are not allowed on site for safety reasons (only exception groups with children serving meals).   Teenagers 16-17 must have one-to-one supervisor from their parent or adult friend. Habitat requires one crew leader for every four 16-17 working on site. A person must be 21 in order to supervise a youth.
Prayer Support
During the day that we work, prayers for the work being done safely and completed and for the family who will make this house a home.

May 2014