Join me at a Habitat for Humanity event. We will be helping to finish the internal construction of 16 homes on 171st and division. This means, painting, flooring, cleaning, some landscaping (depending on the weather), putting in doors etc...
It is very important that you unRSVP if you can't go. It is very hard for the H4H to have a lot of no shows because it means empty spots that could have otherwise been filled!
In order to attend you must register on their site by going to:
If you are have difficulty registering, please contact me with your sign in name and password and I will register you.
The development at Southeast 171st and Division streets will be the largest Habitat build in Oregon and part of Habitat’s four-year bank of land that was purchased through A World of Hope: It Starts at Home fundraising efforts. This site includes 45 vacant lots, adjacent to 20 homes built by a for-profit builder and sold at market
rate. Because the first 20 homes were sold at market rate, this completed development will be a mixed-income community. Once complete, the entire community will benefit from the $6,750,000 added to the local property tax base.
The first 22 homes are scheduled for completion by March of 2013. The completion of these homes will then kickoff the second phase that will include the final 23 homes, with construction wrapping up by the end of 2014. An estimated 10,000 volunteers will work side-by-side with 45 families to build this community from the ground
up, providing stability for approximately 150 children.
The site is off of SE 171st Ave and Division Street.
There is limited street parking available around the site. If you are volunteering in a group, please arrange
to rideshare or plan on using public transit. The site is served by the #4 bus line.
What to expect on site
We do not discriminate on basis of race, creed, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. The day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. We do not have set break times, but please take breaks whenever needed. Be conscious of the safety of others and yourself. Do not continue working on a task that you are unable to do or feel uncertain about. If you have any questions, please ask.
Hard hats are to be worn when any overhead tasks are being performed. Volunteers must wear protective glasses anytime he or she is operating power tools. We work year-round and work outside in the rain. We only cancel work when there is dangerous
What to wear
Closed-toe shoes or boots. Tennis shoes are most common on the work site. You will not be allowed to volunteer on site if you wear sandals or flip flops. Comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on or getting dirty. Light clothing is recommended
for the hot weather. Layering clothing is recommended for cold weather. Please wear rain pants and jacket when working in the rain.
What to bring
Lunch and snacks (unless provided by your volunteer group)
Personal tools, if you have them! For example: hammer, tape measure, carpenter’s pencil, work gloves, safety glasses. We do not allow personal power tools on the site.
Rules and recommendations
We recommend you do not bring valuables, including jewelry, to our worksites. Personal power tools are not allowed on our worksites. There is no smoking, drugs or alcohol allowed on our worksites. All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
who is at least 21 years old. All youth must have a waiver form completed and signed by a parent or guardian prior to volunteering on site.
Breakdown of the day
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:40 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
12:00 – 12:45 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Site Host and Site Lead arrive
Volunteers sign in by completing a waiver form and making a name tag
Site Supervisor provides a safety talk, and assigns tasks for the day
Work on assigned task - If you need another task or are uncomfortable working on the task you were assigned, please talk to the Site Supervisor. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Lunch - Volunteers are welcome to go off site, but please return by 12:45 p.m.
Work on assigned task
Clean-up! The more care we take to clean and put tools away, the longer they last and the safer the site is!
Please contact Tor Ostrom at [masked] or call (503)[masked] ext.12.
Habitat homes are built on the strength of partnerships between homeowners, volunteers, donors, corporate sponsorships, and grants. In addition to your gift of time, can you make a financial contribution?
Your donation builds a home!
Please visit www.habitatportlandmetro.org/donate!
Thank you for volunteering with Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East! You are helping the dream of homeownership become a reality for many families in our community!