New Home Construction
Help us build affordable housing in Oklahoma for deserving children, families and individuals, and nourish your spirit of giving at the same time. There is a critical need for limited-income housing in the Oklahoma City metro area, and we need your help more than ever. It takes people like you, who are willing to give a few hours each month or several days a year, to help turn a slab of concrete into a new home for a local family.
Opportunities are available at the construction site and in our carpenter shop.
Volunteers participate in construction Tuesday through Saturday. No construction experience is necessary. You can get involved on a regular basis by becoming a Cornerstone Crew volunteer, or as your schedule allows.
Policies and Guidelines
On the job site we’re all focused on one thing – building a new home. But before you put on your hard hat, please review the following safety rules:
Volunteer guidelines for construction sites:
Your first job when arriving at the work site is to find the Central Oklahoma Habitat employee in charge of the build. Any questions or problems that arise should be directed to this employee.
Keep in mind that not all volunteers have the same skills. Each volunteer must recognize his or her own limitations and stay within them.
- Remember, this is a construction site.
- When you arrive, please fill out the sign-in sheet.
- You must complete a waiver prior to the work day or it can be obtained from the site superintendent the day you work.
- Wear clothing you won’t mind getting dirty. Check the weather and dress appropriately.
- Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required for your safety. You will not be allowed to work on site in sandals or flip flops.
- Work gloves will be provided if you don’t have your own.
Work of this type can be strenuous, especially if you’re unaccustomed to physical labor. Please be sure to pace yourself and take breaks when necessary. We recommend that you bring your own filled water bottle, as many of the job sites do not have running water. If you bring tools with you, make sure they are labeled. Tools left on site become the property of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, for all to use. Please clean up before leaving the construction site.
Policy for Youth on Construction Site
- Children under the age of 16 are not permitted at the work site for safety and liability reasons.
- Groups of young people from 16 to 18 must be supervised by a parent or adult sponsor at all times.
- A ratio of one adult per five young people is required.
- All young people must have a signed permission waiver from their parent or guardian, and must have made arrangements through the office for specific work time and job task.
- If supervision is not adequate, underage volunteers will be required to leave the work site for liability and safety reasons.