Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help with construction. At this time, we can’t accept any build volunteers, but hope you’ll share your time and talents with us through our other opportunities. Click Here to learn more.
Information for Construction Volunteers
Before You Come
BE ON TIME: Our day begins at 8:30 AM and runs until 3:00 PM. Please be prepared to stay and work the entire time.
PARKING: Parking can be limited. We recommend carpooling whenever possible.
What to Wear
Please wear work clothes; long pants are recommended. Dress in layers and wear heavy shoes/boots (absolutely no sandals, slide-ons, or mules). Be prepared, as you will get dirty! All safety equipment is available on-site.
What to Bring
We highly recommend that volunteers bring their own lunch unless we’ve notified you that it will be provided. Water will be provided, but you are welcome to bring other beverages of your own. A refillable water bottle is always a good idea. Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted on any RVHFH worksite. Here’s a checklist of recommended items to have with you:
- Sturdy work shoes or work boots
- Refillable water bottle
- Signed waiver
What if Something Comes Up?
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: In case of inclement weather or other cancellations, please call 908-704-0016 x16 any time after 7 AM on the morning of your workday to see if there has been a cancellation. Once the recorded greeting begins, press “4” and wait for the Volunteer Message to play.
WAIVER FORM: Please complete and sign the Adult Waiver Form and bring it with you to the jobsite. Anyone under the age of 18 is prohibited from an active construction site.
REQUEST FOR CANCELLATION: If you are coming with a group, please notify your coordinator about the cancellation. Individuals: If it is necessary for you to cancel, please call the RVHFH Office at 908-704-0016 x1 as soon as you are aware. Our success is built on a volunteer work crew (10+ people) on-site each day. Contacting us early will help us to schedule another group or individuals as needed. We appreciate your commitment in helping families build a new home and brighter future, and we ask you to honor this commitment.