Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Corpus Christi. HFHCC volunteers are the heart of our organization.
Hundreds of volunteers assist in various activities each year. Our volunteers build homes, raise funds, provide lunches for volunteers on the work site, work at our ReStore, the office and much more. As a matter of fact, volunteers are a key reason HFHCC is able to build affordable, decent homes for qualified low income families. You can Volunteer as an individual or as a Group.
Proper working attire and closed toed shoes are a must, to make your day more comfortable and enjoyable. Regardless of the tasks being performed, volunteers should, at all times, wear appropriate clothing to the site including thick soled, closed toed shoes.
Keep track of all of your belongings, as HFH CC assumes no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen items. Other suggested items are plastic drinking cups, work boots, gloves, wide brimmed hat/visor, sunglasses, and sun block. We also have very specific Age Regulations for the Work site.
Please note you will need to attend an in person orientation before the start of a build event.
Age regulations on the work site
1. All volunteers that are on the work site are required to sign a waiver.
2. A volunteer must be 18 years or older to use power tools. A waiver is required by all persons 18 or under and must be signed by the volunteer and their parent or legal guardian. Minor waiver forms are available if needed, please call the office.
3. For safety reasons, we are unable to accommodate youth under the age of 14 on the build site, in the warehouse, or as a volunteer in the Habitat for Humanity office.
4.* Youth 14 and 15-year-olds are allowed to paint, landscape, pick up trash, move dirt, provide and serve lunches, etc. They cannot perform or participate in general carpentry. 16 and 17-year-olds are allowed to do general carpentry, which can include activities such as hammering, installing insulation, etc. They may not do roofing, use power tools or work at heights above 6 feet. Rules pertaining to height requirements and power tools must be followed. All youth are required to wear appropriate safety equipment for the task they are performing.
*Youth 14 years or older are welcome on some of the days of the build, as long as they are with a supervising adult in a ratio of at least one adult per every four children. Youth must also have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian. Every youth volunteer must wear a hard hat at all times except on landscaping days where no other construction is taking place. Your building schedule will tell you which days are authorized for youth or contact email@example.com.