We welcome people from all walks of life to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable houses in partnership with God and families in need.
Providing a healthy and safe environment for our volunteers is always our top priority. To help reduce the risk/spread of COVID -19 we are following the safety protocols as recommended by the CDC. Here are some of the protocols we have putting in place:
We are following social distancing guidelines, maintaining physical distancing as required by the CDC.
Developed and adhering to a COVID-19 Exposure Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Plan for Construction Jobsites, including enhanced waivers.
All staff and volunteers are required to wear protective face coverings.
Clean and disinfect frequently used tools and equipment on a regular basis.
Clean shared spaces at least once per day.
Disinfect shared surfaces (door handles, machinery controls, etc.) on a regular basis.
Avoid sharing tools. If not, disinfect before and after each use.
Volunteering to Build
Though the vast majority have no construction experience or building skills, volunteers are involved in most phases of construction.
By working side-by-side with the family who will live in the house, our volunteers experience for themselves the joy created when a family is able to realize their dream of home ownership.
As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like. All of these positions are a tremendous help that directly or indirectly result in the construction of simple, decent homes.
The safety of our volunteers is always a priority, our construction safety policy can be found here.
Volunteering through Advocacy
Habitat volunteers contribute more than muscle. Creativity, strategy, and technical skills are among the many invaluable traits volunteers bring to the organization. With a minimal staff, Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys depends upon volunteer committees for support with projects like Family Selection, Family Support, Public Relations, Construction Skills Training, and Volunteer Services.
Due to the tremendous amount of planning and management required to build just one home, we have a constant need for committee members and volunteers to help with various other tasks. Many of our younger volunteers (under the age of 16) and families who'd like to volunteer together opt to help out here... You don't need to be an expert in any of these fields to help out! There are many tasks that require only a willingness to learn and work with others.