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BECOME A HABITAT FOR HUMANITY VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Without volunteer labor the increased construction cost of each home would prevent it from being affordable for our partner families. We use volunteers for 80% of each home built in Richland County, and every little bit of help is important and appreciated.

Thank you for taking the first step in helping to make a Richland County family's dream of homeownership come true. There is no specific commitment necessary to become a Habitat volunteer. You may come out to work at a job site as often as you like as part of a group or as an individual.

How to Get Involved:
Read the volunteer policy.
Watch the Construction Safety Video (below).
Fill out volunteer waiver form (download below).
Download Adult form (download below)
Download Minor form (download below)
Call 419-524-8361 to reserve a spot.

Volunteer Guidelines

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to work on an active construction site. For youth volunteer opportunities, please call.
  • Proper attire as outlined by the Construction Safety Video must be worn.
  • The ideal group size is 5 to 7 individuals.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own lunch, water bottle and sunscreen.
  • Our normal building schedule is Tuesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., but is subject to change in inclement weather.
  • Our goal is to give groups a 24-48 hour advance notice of site location and if possible, the type of work they will be performing

We also offer volunteer opportunities in our administrative offices and ReStore. For more information please call Veronna Drane @ (419)524-8361 or send an e-mail message to volunteers@richlandhabitat.org.

What Kinds Of Volunteers Do We Need?

Volunteers of all skill levels are needed to build the houses, work with the families, speak to community and church groups, serve on the committees, and help in the office.

If you would like to volunteer your time, talent, and financial support to those in need, please call Richland County Habitat for Humanity.

Churches are encouraged to become part of the "Covenant Church" team by pledging their prayers, volunteers, financial support and organizational involvement.

How Does Habitat Work?

Through hundreds of hours of volunteer labor, management expertise and tax-deductible donations of materials and money, Habitat builds homes with the help of the future homeowners. These partner families invest their "sweat equity" hours in our construction projects. The houses are then sold to the partner family through a no interest mortgage held by Habitat. The homeowner begins to build immediate equity in their

home and Habitat receives an income stream that, in turn, builds more new houses. Fundraising to purchase the materials is a constant effort. We have been blessed with gifts and grants from many foundations such as: the Richland County Foundation, Mike & Helen Volk Family Foundation, Russell & Mary Gimbel Foundation, The Milliron Family Foundation and others. Habitat is always seeking funds to help continue our mission. Richland County Habitat for Humanity also holds fundraisers throughout the year, including our Spring Banquet.


Volunteers Needed To Maintain Properties
Even if you can't help build on of our project homes, you can still help out! Richland County Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help maintain properties that we have that are either waiting for rehab, under construction, or sitting vacant with nobody to attend to them. If you are interested in helping us out with mowing and other light, seasonal duties, please contact us by sending an email or by calling the Richland Habitat For Humanity office at (419) 524-8361. Thank you in advance for your participation!



MedCentral College of Nursing SCRUBS group poses after a day of volunteering at the Birdcage Walk build #40

VOLUNTEER SAFETY TRAINING VIDEO
We want your experience with Habitat for Humanity to be many things, but most of all we want it to be safe! We ask that all of our volunteers watch this short, 7 minute training video prior to their first time on any of our job sites. Remember to always keep safety first!


How can you help?
You can help by volunteering your time and talents in fundraising, construction, or planning projects. We need people with all levels and types of construction experience, whether you are a foreman or can only pitch in on helping to clean up our job sites at the end of the day...it all counts toward getting the job done. You can help by just calling Habitat and offering your assistance in any way we might need it. We can be reached by telephone at 419-524-8361, through this website's contact page, or by writing to or visiting our office at the Braintree.

Our address is

Richland County Habitat for Humanity
2131 Park Avenue West, Suite 500
Mansfield, OH 44906

 

 


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