Regular volunteers are now permitted on the job sites, and as of June 1, we are welcoming back individuals and groups to the construction sites and ReStores. Please sign up for an orientation here.
STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK
If you are feeling unwell, show symptoms associated with COVID-19, including but not limited to: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, or fever, or if you have been exposed to someone with symptoms in the last 14 days, please stay home. Staying home is the best way to protect your fellow volunteers, Habitat staff, and greater community. If you have decided to postpone your day, please let us know as soon as possible.
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED
You will be required to bring and wear a face covering during your volunteer day. (We do have a limited supply of face coverings in case you do not have one or need an additional mask during the day.)
- Your face mask/covering must have straps and stay in place.
- Please bring a mask/covering you will not need to reposition, readjust, or fiddle with throughout the day.
- For more information about appropriate face masks/coverings, please visit the CDC website.
- Bringing multiple masks or coverings is recommended in case your mask becomes dirty or sweaty during the course of the day.
- Volunteers must wear eye-protection at all times.
Before entering the site, Habitat staff will:
- Clean the site prior to your arrival.
- Ensure you are wearing your face mask/covering.
- Conduct a symptoms screening.
- Check you in through our volunteer website.
Staff and volunteers will be asked to maintain at least six feet between themselves whenever possible. Only one staff member or volunteer will enter the tool container at a time.
HANDWASHING AND HYGIENE
Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer will be available for frequent cleaning throughout the day. If you have hand sanitizer, please bring it for yourself. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands. Cover coughs and sneezes and follow appropriate respiratory etiquette
We are limiting tool sharing and increasing the cleaning of tools. Bring your own work gloves if you can. Disposable gloves will be available. Bring your own hand tools if you can. If you bring a tool to use on-site, you will be asked to clean it before use. We will have bottles of cleaning solution available.
LUNCH AND WATER
Please bring a bag lunch with you on your workday, if lunch is applicable to your shift. To increase social distancing, lunches and breaks may be staggered throughout the day. Please bring multiple water bottles with enough water for your volunteer day. For safety, we have discontinued the use of communal water sources. We will have single-use water bottles available.
While carpooling is normally encouraged, we strongly encourage volunteers who are not part of the same household to drive separately.
WHAT TO BRING
- Face covering
- Bagged lunch
- Plenty of water
- Hand sanitizer (if you have it)
- Work gloves (if you have it)
AS ALWAYS, REMEMBER TO WEAR
- Closed-toed shoes
- Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or painted
- Layers for fluctuating weather
- Optional: hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses for outdoors
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Services Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.