Before You Get Started…

Do I need to have construction skills?

No, we do not require previous construction experience—just a willingness to work hard, learn, and be flexible. But if you do have construction experience (like carpentry, electrical, dry-walling, etc), we encourage you to tell our staff and utilize it on site with us!

Is there a minimum age for volunteering?

All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Youth ages 16 and 17 are not permitted to use power tools, and must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact our office for the Parent Consent Form needed for volunteers under age 18.

What if I don’t see openings on the schedule?

Numerous volunteers contribute their time to Habitat of Greater Newark, and based on our current needs you may not see any availability on the days you’d like to work with us. Keep checking the schedule! We open build days on a rolling basis, so staying updated will give you a better chance of signing up for days you prefer.

What Do I Need To Know About Safety On The Work Site?

Please preview our safety video by clicking here to prepare for your build day, and when you arrive on site, our staff will review our safety requirements with you before starting the work of the day.

For more information Click HERE for our Volunteer Guidelines.