Frequently Asked Volunteer Questions

Volunteers are encouraged to eat lunch together on site. This is a great time to get to know our Partner Families, staff and other volunteers and learn a little bit about Habitat. Please bring a sack lunch. To cut down on waste, please bring your own mug or refillable water bottle. We’ll have plenty of coffee, drinking water and snacks.
Habitat for Humanity is building homes at Stratton Flats in Gypsum. The job site address is 230 Nighthawk Circle, Gypsum, CO 81637. Park by the Habitat construction office trailer, just past the overflow parking lot.
Wear layers, closed toed shoes or work boots. Bring work gloves if you have them (if not, we have some at the site). Groups might want to consider wearing logo’d clothes or hats for great photo ops!
The most important thing is a willingness to work hard. Bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer. We will have all the tools necessary. However if you have your own tool belt and basic hand tools (hammer, measuring tape, utility knife, screwdrivers, etc.), you are welcome to bring them. Please label them.

Upon arrival, check-in at the construction office trailer. Complete the online waiver prior. You’ll clock-in and out at our check-in station.

Once the entire group of volunteers has arrived (please make sure to be on time), there will be a morning huddle covering objectives for the day, safety tips, task-specific training and other important information. Volunteer tasks will be assigned.

Habitat really counts on our volunteers and preparations are made for each volunteer day, including recruiting volunteer leaders, gathering materials and adjusting staff schedules. We understand that things come up. Please confirm your attendance at least 48 hours before your scheduled volunteer day and notify us as soon as possible of any changes.

  • ‘No shows’ negatively impact the schedule. We ask for the courtesy of 48 hours notice. If you have to cancel within 48 hours, please email the Volunteer Coordinator (volunteer@habitatvailvalley.org) or call 970.748.6718 ext. 200.
  • Drop ins can affect the planning and therefore experience of everyone involved. Please call ahead at 970.748.6718 ext. 200 to see if there space available.
Yes, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley builds every month of the year. The majority of our winter volunteer activities take place inside of our homes.

Still Have Questions? We would love to hear from you.

Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley
P.O. Box 4149
Avon, CO 81620
Phone: (970) 748-6718
E-mail: info@habitatvailvalley.org


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