Making a Difference Together as a Group
There are many ways that your organization, club, or group of friends can volunteer with the Aiken Country Habitat for Humanity. Please have ALL members of groups register on VolunteerUP.
If you have questions, please, contact us.
- Groups should include a maximum of 6 to 8 people on one site. We really count on you to help us build our homes. Please bring the number of people promised and plan to stay on-site for the day. Most work days are from 8 a.m. to at least 2 p.m.
- One skilled or semi-skilled volunteer is provided for every three unskilled volunteers.
- Designate one or two construction crew leaders (skilled or semi-skilled) who will help the site supervisor with the organization of your group. These crew leaders should arrive at the site 20 minutes early to meet with the site supervisor before unskilled volunteers arrive. Remind your group to be patient on-site as it takes time to get everyone working and on task.
- Try to provide some of your own tools (hammers, ladders, paint brushes, paint rollers, etc.).Some tools are available on the site. Label your tools with your name.
- Bring a lunch or plan to go to a local fast food restaurant. Bring something to drink during the day and a snack, if desired.
- Wear substantial shoes and clothes, which you won’t mind tearing or staining. Wear clothes in layers so that you can add or subtract, depending on the temperature. Bring work gloves. Also if possible, bring a hard hat and other safety items you prefer. We work in all sorts of weather, so come dressed appropriately.
- Crew leaders should review the safety manual with each worker, and each worker should sign a waiver at the worksite or bring a signed waiver to the work site.
- Donation checks should be made out to Aiken County Habitat for Humanity. We will provide an orientation of Habitat’s mission for your group. Let us know if you would like assistance in planning or leading devotions.