Student Orientation: Habitat Build

August 15, 2009, 8:30am – 3:30pm
1631 Rowan Street (one block north of the intersection of 17th & W. Main Street)

As part of this year's student orientation, a volunteer project has been organized with Kentucky's Habitat for Humanity. Since space is limited, first-year students will receive priority.


Where & When:  Volunteers should arrive at the construction center at 1631 Rowan Street (one block north of the intersection of 17th & W. Main Street) at 8:30 AM.  They will provide a brief introduction about Habitat before the group heads to one of their construction sites.  Most of them sites are within 2-3 miles of the construction center.  Volunteers are expected to work on site until 3:30 PM.  

What to Bring:  Habitat provides all of the tools and materials. They also have plenty of water on site.  A pair of work gloves is recommended.  

What to Wear:  Dress in work clothes appropriate for the weather. Sturdy shoes are a must - work boots, hiking boots or athletic shoes.  A cap is recommended on hot sunny days.  

Types of Construction Projects: 
Volunteers work on nearly every facet of home construction, helping with dozens of tasks including preparing the site for construction, framing, insulating, siding, hanging drywall, painting and landscaping, just to name a few.

Lunch:  Lunch is provided on Saturdays.  

Inclement Weather:   It is rare that they cancel a work day due to weather but will do so if they feel the work conditions are unsafe. They will e-mail or call the team's leader if they need to cancel due to weather. Volunteers may also call Habitat's construction center at 583-0332 if the weather is questionable the morning of your workday.

Release and Waiver of Liability:
  All volunteers are required to sign a release and waiver of liability which is attached. Volunteers under 18 must have the form signed by a parent or legal guardian.  All volunteers must be at least 16.

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