Habitat of Humanity Women Build Week is about empowering women to take action against poverty housing conditions. Serve KC will work with other volunteers from Habitat KC on May 8, 9 & 10 to rehab a home as part of their Women Build project.
**** STRONG COMMITMENTS ONLY! ****
Men are Welcome: Women Build is not about excluding men. It is about including women and opening new doors of opportunity.
BUILD Volunteers — Construction skills are not needed, but FULL DAY commitment is required starting at 8:00am – 3:30pm. Volunteers need to arrive promptly to allow time for sign in, house assignment, task distribution and the morning safety meeting. We’ll also be given a half hour lunch break at 11:30am.
DRESS — Construction site attire is required, so clothing/shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, muddy or paint on. Volunteers must wear sturdy closed-toe shoes and should bring work gloves. Shorts are also discourage. Depending on the weather you may need rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, hats or an extra layers of clothing.
FOOD — Bring your own lunch, drinks or snacks. Water will be provided on site in large jugs (refillable bottles are encouraged) and usually granola bars.
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.
AGE REQUIREMENTS — Volunteers must be at least 16 years, under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian prior to volunteering.
** 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 we understand, just please change your RSVP so that someone else can go. ** Thank You!
Habitat for Humanity KC is a non-profit Christian ministry 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.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: Call the Habitat Volunteer Department (816) 924-1096 ext 101 after 7:15 AM in the morning of our event for updates if the weather is questionable.