∙ Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut rehab homes. ∙ Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites. ∙ Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site.
∙ Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers). ∙ Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety training with our construction staff.
∙ Set up and cleanup project sites.
Physical requirements for this position
∙ Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain ∙ Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. on a regular basis
∙ Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
∙ Ability to work in varying weather conditions
Construction Site Environment
Construction sites are active construction sites with uneven terrain. Interns will work both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather. Construction tools will be provided.