Rules to Build By

Thank you for volunteering your time and talents with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity! Working on a construction site can be dangerous; we ask that you be responsible for your safety and be conscious of the safety of others. We hope you enjoy your experience and it is injury free. The following are a few basic rules we ask you to "build by." Please read this document carefully, and then sign your Release and Waiver of Liability. This form MUST be turned in before you begin any volunteer work. Also, it's important that you arrive at the worksite by 8 a.m. in order to participate in the safety orientation.

Construction Policies

Proper Clothing

Volunteers should dress comfortably, but appropriately, for a hard day's work. Loose clothing and improper shoes can be dangerous.

Tools and Materials

Atlanta Habitat provides all tools needed for the build. Volunteers are welcome to bring tools, but Atlanta Habitat is not responsible for lost or damaged tools. If you do choose to bring your own, please take time to clearly mark them with your name and phone number.

Ladders and Scaffolding

Many tasks performed on site require a ladder and, in some cases, scaffolding.

A Clean Work Site

A clean site is a safer work place. As things can quickly pile up, it is best to clean up and put tools away continuously throughout the day.

Parking and Automobiles

Atlanta Habitat strongly encourages volunteers to carpool. Many sites have very limited parking. Also, remove anything of value from your car.

Weather Conditions

Atlanta Habitat works rain or shine! Workdays are not typically canceled in advance due to adverse weather conditions. If rain or other problems persist, the decision will be made to shorten the workday on site by the house leader. In extreme conditions, such as ice and/or snow, you may call your day captain or house leader before driving to the work site.