In recognition of federal labor laws regarding children and the potential risk to children’s safety on a construction site, no one under the age of 16 is allowed on a construction site while construction is going on. Further, no one under the age of 18 should be allowed to do any ultra-hazardous activities, which include the use of power tools or motor vehicles, demolition, roofing or working from a height of six feet or more, or excavation operations.

Ages 16 and 17

  • Must be supervised on a 3 youths: 1 adult ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to volunteering
  • Can assist with general construction/carpentry

Ages 14 and 15 (not permitted on construction sites)

  • Must be supervised on a 1:1 ratio
  • Must submit a release and waiver of liability for a minor signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to volunteering
  • Can paint, landscape, perform other light duties and help with site support