“NUTS & BOLTS” Volunteer Orientation Part 2
Current Project: 46th Street Townhouses
Our 46th Street SE project will provide affordable homeownership opportunities in 5 townhouse-style homes in the Marshall Heights neighborhood of Southeast DC, an area bordered by East Capitol Street on the north, Southern Avenue on the east, and Benning Road on the west. Each home will feature 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Marshall Heights is a neighborhood that has seen one of the largest increases in property values since 2001 and we’re proud to be working to preserve affordable housing in this community. This development is less than a quarter mile from the Benning Road Metro stop and in close proximity to commercial amenities.
Ways to Volunteer
Work on the construction site with AmeriCorps and staff leaders. (You must be at least 16 years-old to volunteer on the construction site.)
Office Volunteer Service
Work to support office staff with administrative tasks like data entry, filing and email correspondence.
Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C Young Professionals (HYPDC)
HYPDC is a network of DC area professionals committed to the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live, and to making a difference. Members have the opportunity to connect with a diverse group of dedicated, like-minded individuals in the DC area and make a positive impact in the work of DC Habitat, through fundraising efforts, volunteer days, happy hours, and more. HYPDC members also enjoy the benefits of membership, including social events, exclusive leadership and volunteer opportunities, and member recognition.
Construction Volunteers: Safety on the Site
Safety in our Neighborhoods
- Always walk in pairs
- Be polite and respectful to the community residents and neighbors
- Lock cars and make sure all valuables are hidden or taken with you
- If you must leave early, tell your Construction Crew Leader
- Report any misconduct you see in the neighborhood to a DC Habitat Staff Member
NOTE: Volunteers should only report to the construction site when they have received confirmation from DC Habitat staff (phone or email) that they are scheduled for the given date.
Many of the materials you will use on site have been donated by our generous corporate partners. Though we will tell you about all of them when you’re on our site, here are a few examples:
Provides a stove and refrigerator for each and every house Habitat builds – not just in D.C., but across the country.
Donates SIS Board, sheathing material, insulation and foam sealants for use in our construction.
Provides paint to DC Habitat.
You will learn about other corporate partners when you spend time on our construction site.