VOLUNTEER POSITION: Build Leader Volunteer - Build Site

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Habitat for Humanity GTA

Habitat for Humanity GTA is greater Toronto’s most recognized provider and advocate of solutions that tackle our region’s housing crisis. Our mission is to create a world where everyone has a safe, quality place to live. We focus on creative solutions to address the affordable housing crisis in Toronto, Brampton, Caledon, York Region and Durham Region. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we unlock change for generations by bringing the benefits of home ownership to more people and communities. Since 1988, Habitat GTA has built 25 new communities, empowering more than 500 families.

What you need to know about becoming a Build Leader:

Volunteers are required to have some build experience and knowledge of safe us of power tools.

• Onsite training is provided by our skilled Site Supervisor

• All necessary Personal Protective Equipment is available for volunteers.

• We build 12 months a year, Monday to Friday, shifts are 8 hours, from 8:00 am - 4:00pm Shifts are self-scheduled via online registration.

• First Aid training would be an asset

Time Commitment: We request a commitment of two shifts per month as part of the build program.

Build Site Locations:

• 485 Normandy Street Oshawa

• 25 William Street, Brampton - Start date Spring 2024


• Have an interest in the different phases of the construction process that include framing, dry walling, landscaping, insulating, flooring, etc.

• Lead a group of up to 5 volunteers with different levels of construction skillsets, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun.

• Attend our health, safety, and construction training sessions.

• Assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating tasks, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc.

• Come with a willingness to learn from experienced staff and volunteers. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamourous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

Position Benefits:

• Gain practical experience in skilled trades.

• Meet new people and network with likeminded individuals.

• Give back to your community and help provide affordable home ownership for local families.

To get started as a Build Leader and to become a part of the Habitat GTA Team, please use the link below to fill out the questionnaire. Once we receive your response we will reach out with further details.


Habitat for Humanity GTA is committed to ensuring a

barrier-free, accessible and inclusive work environment. We welcome and

encourage volunteers with disabilities, and upon individual request, will

endeavor to provide appropriate accommodations. Please inform our Volunteer

Service team should accommodation be required by emailing volunteer@habitatgta.ca or call 416-755-7353 (extension 2225)

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


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