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Building Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the time committment?

We ask that build volunteers commit a minimum of 1 full day on the build site. Our days run from 8:30am-4:00pm with a coffee break at 10:00 and lunch at 12:00. Our typical builds last approximately 6-8 weeks with construction happening 6 days a week. To register please create a volunteer hub account and choose your build day. Click here to go to Volunteer Hub.

Do I need any construction experience?

No, our friendly,skilled staff and trained volunteers will teach you everything you need to know. Typically volunteers are split into teams and given a task, a Crew Leader or Site Supervisor will work with each team to get the job done. You will never be asked to do anything you are uncomfortable with. This is a great way to learn more about construction and building.

Do I need any training before building?

Yes, every build  volunteer must attend a mandatory SHE (safety, health, and environment) training session. SHE training is an hour long session going over basic build site safety, the rights of volunteer workers and more. SHE training is valid for three years.

How old do I have to be to volunteer?

All build volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Provincial law states that no one under 16 may be present on a construction site. We do have other opportunities for volunteers under 16. Click here for more information.

How do I get involved?

Click here to sign up for Volunteer Hub or contact Laurie if you do not have an email address or wish to register over the phone. Please call us at 905-373-4663 ext.28

2014 BUILDS

BUILD SEASON HAS BEGUN AGAIN!!

 

 We have build opportunities for eager volunteers

JOIN US!

COBOURG BUILD 2014

Thursdays through Saturdays

March 6 - April 12

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Location: 350 Alexandria Drive
Cobourg ON

 

To volunteer please click on the

"Volunteer Now!"

tab below

 

or contact Laurie at:

 

905-373-4663 Ex. 27

lcarrol@habitatnorthumberland.ca


VOLUNTEER

 

VolunteerHub

Click the button above to sign up for Volunteer Hub,

Use Volunteer Hub to register for builds, receive information about current builds, notifications on upcoming builds and upcoming Safety Training Sessions.

If you do not have an email address please contact Laurie directly at (905)373-4663 ext.27


SAFETY TRAINING

DATES FOR 2014 SAFETY TRAINING ARE POSTED ON VOLUNTEER HUB

Register through Volunteer Hub (click tab above) or by contacting Laurie


(905)373-4663 ext.27 or volunteer@habitatnorthumberland.ca

SHE (Safety, Health, Environment) Training is a one hour session that all build volunteers must attend prior to building. The sessions last approximately 1 hour and the training is valid for 3 years.

 

 

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 222, Cobourg, ON K9A 4K5
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