What to Expect
One goal is that everyone is SAFE and has FUN while they work! Habitat LA wants to provide a fulfilling experience and we believe the time you spend giving back will be rewarding in ways you never imagined. Your team will have the opportunity to build strong relationships while engaging in meaningful work for those in your community.
- Schedule: The typical build day schedule is 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. including a break for lunch. Playhouse builds are 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Waivers: All participants are be required to complete an online registration profile and waiver prior to the build day. Our team will provide the instructions and sign up link a month out from your scheduled activity. For those volunteering in the ReStore, you will complete and bring a paper form on the day of your activity.
- Photography: We encourage taking photos the day of your build! We will take a group photo of your team with the Habitat LA banner. If you would like to bring/hire a photographer, please note they are also required to complete the registration and waiver.
- Weather: We typically build rain or shine, but if weather conditions cause safety concerns, then your build day could be rescheduled. We try to provide as much advance notice as the weather allows, and contact volunteers via email.
What to Wear
Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing they don’t mind getting dirty. Please do not wear garments that could easily get caught on objects or in power tools. For cooler months, please wear layered clothing for weather changes. Shirts with sleeves are required; t-shirts are okay, but no tank tops or spaghetti straps. Long pants are required; shorts are not allowed due to safety concerns. Volunteers who do not show up in the proper attire will not be allowed on the build site. Boots or sturdy, closed-toed shoes are required.
What to Bring
Please leave your valuables at home as there is no secure storage at any of our sites. We have toolbelts on site which can hold small wallets, keys and your cell phone. We provide all the safety equipment (hard hat, goggles, earplugs, face masks, gloves, etc.) and the tools you’ll need. We ask that you do not bring your own tools or equipment on site.
We recommend all participants also bring sunblock, sunglasses, and a refillable water bottle. We have filtered water dispensers on site.