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Habitat for Humanity Construction Volunteer

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Chemung County Habitat for Humanity

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 25 people are interested
You Can Own a Home

Have fun and make new friends while helping to provide your less fortunate neigbors with safe and affordable housing!

Title: Construction Volunteer

Goal: Assist families in the building and repairing of their homes*

Reports to: Construction Manager

Time Required:

Approximate hours: 9:00 am- 2:00 pm each work day (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

Length of Commitment: 3 to 6 hours/work day

Responsibilities Include:

Activities such as:

- Framing - Drywall - plumbing

- Electrical - Taping/mudding - insulation

- Tiling - flooring - siding

- Painting - landscaping - window & door installation

Desirable Skills:

  • Skilled volunteers may be asked to help lead teams of unskilled workers
  • Unskilled volunteers must be flexible, energetic, willing to learn, self-motivated, patient, and willing to work with the partner family

Training Provided: On-site training is available

Benefits: Meet great people, learn about construction, help others in need, and have lots of fun! Lunch is provided!

Construction experience is not needed, but a desire to help others in need and to have fun is!

*Note:

Youth under the age of 14 are not permitted on the construction site

Youth ages 14-15 are allowed on non-active construction site- only painting and landscaping

Youth ages 16-17 may participate in construction work, but with hand tools only

More opportunities with Chemung County Habitat for Humanity

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About Chemung County Habitat for Humanity

Location:

PO BOX 3110, ELMIRA, NY 14905, US

Mission Statement

Chemung County Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and partners to help local, low-income families break the cycle of poverty through affordable homeownership. To date, our affiliate has rehabilitated and newly constructed 22 homes in Chemung County and served hundreds of individuals. We are dedicated to restoring a sense of community with the common goal of strong neighborhoods and dignity through homeownership.

Description

We are part of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)--a nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Chemung County Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

161 High StreetElmira, NY 14905

(42.0875,-76.8399)
 

SKILLS

  • Interior Design
  • Renovation
  • Landscaping
  • Construction
  • Electrical
  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Tuesdays or Saturdays 9:00am- 2:00pm

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