Help us build affordable housing in Oklahoma and nourish your spirit of giving by bringing stability and security to children, families and individuals. We need your help, now more than ever. It takes people like you, who are willing to give a few hours each month or several days a year, to help turn a slab of concrete into a new home for a local family.
Opportunities are available at the construction site and in our carpenter shop.
Volunteers participate in construction Tuesday through Saturday. No construction experience is necessary. You can get involved on a regular basis by becoming a Cornerstone Crew Volunteer, or as your schedule allows. You can also set up a group project with your company, church or civic group. For more information about group volunteer projects contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your first job when arriving at the work site is to find the Central Oklahoma Habitat employee in charge of the build. Have them direct you to the QR code to get signed in. Any questions or problems that arise should be directed to this employee. Also, keep in mind that not all volunteers have the same skills. Each volunteer must recognize his own limitations and stay within them.
We’re all focused on a mission on the job site – building a new home – but, before you put on your hard hat, please review the following safety rules. Remember, this is a construction site.
Volunteer Guidelines for Construction Sites
- When you arrive, please check in with your phone at the QR code that will be displayed on the side of the truck or trailer.
- You must complete a profile and sign the online e-waiver prior to working that day. Visit www.helpmyhabitat.com to complete this step.
- Wear clothing you won’t mind getting dirty. Check the weather and dress appropriately.
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required for your safety. You will not be allowed to work on site in sandals or flip flops.
- Work gloves will be provided if you don’t have your own.
Volunteer Youth Guidelines for Construction Sites
- Children under the age of sixteen (16) are not permitted at the work site for safety and liability reasons.
- Groups of young people from sixteen (16) to eighteen (18) must be supervised by a parent or adult sponsor at all times.
- One (1) adult per five (5) young people is required.
- All young people must have a signed permission e-waiver from their parent or guardian this can be done online at www.helpmyhabitat.com
- If supervision is not adequate, underage volunteers will be required to leave the work site for liability and safety reasons.
Work of this type can be strenuous, especially if you are unaccustomed to physical labor. Please be sure to pace yourself and take breaks when necessary. We recommend that you bring your own filled water bottle, as many of the job sites do not have running water. If you bring tools with you, make sure they are labeled. Tools left on site become property of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity for all to use. Please clean up before leaving the construction site.