How You Can Help

The primary pre-requisite for volunteering with Henderson Habitat is: Willingness.

Willingness to do what needs to be done! Skills are helpful but Habitat will teach and train you for the task. Habitat will provide the tools and supervision you need.

Henderson Habitat welcomes willing volunteers, female and male, youth and senior adults, regardless of race, national origin, religious or political persuasion, or socio-economic circumstance. As an ecumenical Christian, faith-based organization, Habitat for Humanity prohibits harassment of any sexual, religious, racial or ethnic basis and does not allow political or sectarian persuasive conversation or campaigning.

Youth, fourteen to eighteen years of age, are welcomed to volunteer with Habitat when accompanied and supervised by their parent or legal guardian, youth minister or teacher.

All volunteers must sign a registration/waiver form annually. (Provided by Habitat at the volunteer site.)

Construction Volunteers

Opportunities to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity to build or rehabilitate houses are generally available November through May of each year. Once construction begins in November, construction groups meet each Saturday until the house is completed, usually sometime the following May. Construction begins at 8 am and usually concludes around 1 pm. Open-toed foot wear is prohibited at all construction sites. Drinking water and a Port-a Potty are available and all tools are provided.

On most Saturdays, a different group sponsors the build day by volunteers to fill out the work crew. Of course, we always welcome individuals to join us and catch the “Building Bug".

Henderson Habitat’s Construction Manager is Jon Johnston. If you have a group that wishes to volunteer for a particular Saturday or if you just wish to come and join the fun, you can contact Jon at jhjruskco@yahoo.com.

Administrative Committees

The work of receiving, reviewing and approving applications for Habitat housing, raising the funds necessary to build the houses, acquiring suitable building lots and supporting Habitat’s families as first-time homeowners falls on the dedicated volunteers that make up Habitat’s administrative committees and the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors meets monthly, usually the second Monday of the month, to guide the affiliate with policies and plans that insure Habitat’s mission is fulfilled. Generally, the Board is comprised of volunteers who have proven their interest in and support of Habitat’s ministry. The Family Services Committee receives, reviews and recommends the disposition of applications for Habitat housing, secures family advocates for approved applicants and establishes the requirements for Habitat housing. Family Services is chaired by Lois Jones.

The Construction Committee assists the affiliate in acquisition of building lots, oversees house designs, building materials and costs and the construction schedule for each family. It is chaired by Jon Johnston.

Persons wishing to volunteer on any administrative committee are encouraged to contact the committee chair or email Bill Preston at cwpreston@aol.com.
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