Habitat for Humanity KC is a non-profit working to fulfill the dream of home ownership for low-income families in the Kansas City metro since 1979. Habitat builds affordable, energy-efficient homes in the inner city for sale at ‘no profit, no interest’ to qualified families.
*** STRONG COMMITMENTS ONLY! Please be firm with your commitment when you RSVP. Habitat plans our work based upon the number of volunteers they expect. If your plans change please update your RSVP early enough that someone else can go in your place. Thank You! ***
BUILD Volunteers — Construction skills are not needed, but FULL DAY commitment is required starting at 8:00am – 3:30pm with an hour lunch break. Volunteers need to arrive promptly to allow time for sign in, house assignment and the morning safety meeting.
AGE REQUIREMENTS — Volunteers must be 16+ to work on the construction site. Under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
DRESS — Wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and dress for construction work, items you don’t mind getting dirty, muddy or paint on. Shorts are discourage.
WHAT TO BRING — Bring a lunch (or $ to get lunch) and any snacks or drinks you may want. Water will be provided on site in large jugs (bring your own refillable bottles). Other items you may want to bring: rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats, gloves or extra layers of clothing.
TOOLS — Habitat KC provides most tools, however, due to their limited supply of tools we encourage you to bring your own tools if possible. A good general tool belt to bring would include a hammer, level, tape measure, pencil, speed square, and box knife. Mark your personal tools clearly so they don’t get mistaken for others when cleaning up at the end of the day. Habitat KC will also gladly accept tool donations.
Waitlist: If an event is full volunteers can join the waitlist. If a spot opens up, you are automatically added to the attending list in the order you joined the waitlist. Please remove yourself from the waitlist if you make other plans so the next available person can join in the event of a last minute cancellation.
INCLEMENT WEATHER — Please call the Habitat Volunteer Department (816) 924-1096 ext 101 after 7:15 AM on Saturday morning for updates. There is a chance of snow and if the weather is questionable, they may need to shut down all the sites. You can also call or text Selena at 816-582-7857 if you have questions.
Additional information is located in the Habitat KC Volunteer Safety Manual or leave a comment if you have any questions.