- Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County FL, Inc.
- Construction Volunteer Opportunities
- Dan Ratliff
The Volunteering Page of Dan Ratliff
Every hand makes a positive impact! Help make the dream of homeownership a reality!
About This Campaign
Welcome! On behalf of everyone at Habitat Hillsborough, thank you for volunteering with us, believing in our mission, and supporting one important vision - that everyone deserve a decent, affordable place to call home.
If you are looking for individual construction volunteer opportunities.. you are in the right place!
If you trying to register for a scheduled volunteer day with your company, school, faith organization, or groups, please visit our Group Volunteer Registration page.
If you are interested in scheduling a group volunteer day, please refer to our group volunteer page for the right person to contact.
Our construction volunteer opportunities get updated on a weekly basis. If the date you are looking to volunteer is booked, we highly recommend volunteering at our Habitat ReStore! Click here to learn more about the ReStore.
To sign up for a ReStore volunteer shift, please click on the ReStore location you prefer.
· East Hillsborough ReStore (40th Street & Hillsborough Avenue)
· Silvermill ReStore (Town 'N County area at the Silvermill Plaza)
For a list of ALL volunteer opportunities by date, please check out our volunteer calendar.
Below are some things to know about your upcoming volunteer day. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Volunteer Services Department by email (email@example.com) or by phone (813-239-2242 ext. 114).
What is a typical work day like?
We build year-round, Tuesday-Saturday from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
7:45 a.m. | Volunteers Arrive and Check In
7:50 a.m. | Safety Meeting
8:00 a.m. | The work day begins.
11:30 a.m. | Lunch Break
PLEASE NOTE: Habitat does not provide lunches. Please have each volunteer bring his/her lunch.
2:00 p.m. | The work day ends.
Parking: PLEASE carpool, parking is limited on the street.
What should volunteers wear?
Acceptable attire includes a t-shirt, shorts or jeans, and sneakers or work-boots. Please make sure to wear clothing you don't mind getting dirty and possibly torn or stained. NO flip-flops, Toms, Crocs, or any open toed/back shoes.
What should volunteer bring?
1. Water or Coffee - There will be water provided on site, but bringing your own water is always a good idea. It is very important to stay hydrated. Please feel free to bring additional beverages, such as coffee, with you to the work site.
2. Hat and Sunscreen - Most volunteers will be working outside for most of the day (if not the entire day). You will need to protect your neck and face from sunburn. Bring a hat and/or sunscreen.
3. Gloves - Shared work gloves are provided unless you would like to bring your own.
4. A Positive Attitude - Plan on having fun while putting in a hard day's work. Remember the purpose for which you are volunteering - to build a quality home for a hard working family in need!
Worksite Courtesy and Safety
Smoking | There is NO SMOKING on any Habitat volunteer site. If you must take a smoking break, please step away from the site.
Safety is #1| At Habitat Hillsborough, the safety of volunteers and staff is the highest priority. At the start of the day, the site supervisor will go over our safety rules and answer any questions you may have. Volunteers should immediately report unsafe working conditions and health hazards to the site supervisor.
Pay Attention | The best way to ensure safety for all workers is the be aware of your surroundings, at all times. You need to look out for your fellow volunteers like they are looking our for you. If you see a potentially dangerous situation, let the Site Supervisor or someone aware immediately. It's also important to pay attention to the safety talk given at the beginning of your work day.
Protect Yourself | It is for your safety to wear any safety equipment provided to your by Habitat. This will depend on the scope of work for the day. In most cases, you will need to wear eye protection and gloves. If you are framing a new home, you will be required to wear a hard hat. If dust bothers you, please wear a dust mask. If working outside, remember to protect yourself from the sun.
Follow the Site Supervisor | On each job site, the Site Supervisor is the boss. There may be other ways to perform a specific task, but we do things the Habitat way. Once the Site Supervisor makes a decision, please follow his/her directions.
Respect | Please show respect to the building and environment with which you are working. Please take care of the tools and return them to the proper place when you are finished. Please respect your fellow volunteers and Habitat staff.
Learn | Most people that volunteer with Habitat are learning on the job. It is a great experience when you learn something new and are able to teach someone else. Learn as much as you can during your volunteer experience. You'd be amazed at the new things you will learn!
Thank you for building homes, communities, and hope!