Volunteer FAQ

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Our most common volunteer opportunity is to help on a build site. Construction Volunteers help with various tasks, including framing, roofing, drywall, painting, or siding.  We also look for Hosts/Hostess’s to volunteer to check in volunteers and help setup lunches on build days. For a description of these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit the Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities

Do I need to sign up to volunteer?

Yes, all volunteers need to sign up in advance. Volunteers are required to sign an Adult or Minorwaiver to volunteer. If you are a group or have minors please contact Matt Lichtenauer, Volunteer Coordinator by email info@tiahabitat.org or by phone (315) 785-0308.

What do I wear?

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and the task for your volunteer day. For your safety, no open-toed shoes are allowed. Sunscreen is also recommended if you are working outside. Remember, you are working on a construction site. So you will get dirty!

What do I bring?

If you have them, bring safety glasses, a hammer, tape measure and gloves.  If you do not have these items, they will be provided for you.

What should I expect for a build day?

8:45 AM Check In at Build Site
9:00 AM Safety Meeting
9:15 AM Construction Begins
12:00 PM Lunch Break (Lunch is Provided)
12:30 PM Construction Resumes
2:30 PM Clean-Up
3:00 PM Build Day Ends

What if I have no previous construction experience?

No previous construction experience is required. Volunteers are divided up into teams with a Crew Leader. The Crew Leader will mentor you and teach you everything you need to know.

What if I have previous construction experience?

We are always looking for Crew Leaders to help lead groups of volunteers. If you are interested in being a Crew Leader, please fill out a volunteer inquiry and select Committee Member.

Who do I contact for more information?

Please fill out a volunteer inquiry or contact Matt Lichtenauer, Volunteer Coordinator by email nfo@tiahabitat.org or by phone (315) 785-0308.

We look forward to you volunteering with us!

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