Habitat for Humanity: Singles/do-gooders

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:

http://pdxhabitat.volunteerhub.com/SignIn.aspx

If you are have difficulty registering, please contact me with your sign in name and password and I will register you.

More Info:

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.

Directions

The site is off of SE 171st Ave and Division Street.

Parking

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
weather.

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

Water bottle
Sunscreen
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!

Questions?

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!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeah thanks, hopefully we will have a chance to actually work together but it was still fun.

    March 5, 2013

  • Noa

    It was fun, but next time ill sign up for a little easier manual labour

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Payal for putting this together!

    March 2, 2013

  • Harvey

    Is anyone else having problemsfinding the site? I followed directions via Google maps but I cant seem to find.it

    March 2, 2013

  • David

    I'm running about 10 minutes late - but will be there.

    March 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too!

      March 2, 2013

  • Taylor C.

    Just saw this, but it's full in registration for this group through H4H, so I signed up with the Women's group. Either way, it will be great to jump in and to also meet a bunch of you. Cheers!

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    somehow I missed the update that said we had to register with H4H. It's full now :( I hope you can organize another one! Thanks!

    March 1, 2013

  • Payal

    Still a few spots left!

    March 1, 2013

  • Angela

    Ended up needing to work. Next time!

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry for the last minute cancellation. I was totally jazzed about this, but now have strep throat. So, so sorry -- I hope someone can snatch up my spot. Thanks for all your hard work on this Payal! Please do it again sometime soon. I really love working with Habitat!

    March 1, 2013

    • Payal

      I may do something else. A lot of people had problems registering. There's plenty to do out there! I'll come up with something that's a little less aggrivating to sign up for :P

      March 1, 2013

  • Patty S.

    I mixed up the dates and went last weekend so I'll give my spot to someone on the waiting list! This is a great idea though, thanks for setting it up Payal!

    February 28, 2013

  • Noa

    Talk to Payal, he helped me through registration.

    1 · February 27, 2013

    • Noa

      Sorry.. Couldn't see your picture, you're cool no matter what :) and I've got a name that looks like a boys name too so it happens to me all the time.

      February 28, 2013

    • Payal

      Lol...I like being cool...cool is good!

      March 1, 2013

  • Ryan

    Changing my RSVP to no as the event is full on the Habitat website.

    February 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I noticed that one of the links in the email didn't go to the group site. You need the specific link that goes to the meetup groups page to register for the event. Maybe that's why people are having issues?

      February 28, 2013

    • Payal

      http://pdxhabitat.vol...­ I went to this link through the website. I just signed up 2 more people and there's plenty of space.

      March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just went onto the habitat site, and registered directly. It looks like whatever problem there was with registering has been fixed. It's almost 11am now, and there are still some slots left!

    March 1, 2013

  • Erica V.

    This sounds amazing but can't make it this time around. Hope to catch the next wave!

    February 28, 2013

  • Payal

    If you are have difficulty registering, please contact Marianne McClure at [masked].

    February 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Couldn't get in :(

    February 27, 2013

    • Payal

      22 spots left!!!

      February 28, 2013

  • Steph

    Habitat for Humanity is full :(

    February 28, 2013

    • Payal

      THERE ARE 22 spots left!!!

      February 28, 2013

  • Steph

    Payal,, is it too late?

    February 27, 2013

  • Steph

    Also couldn't get in :-(

    February 27, 2013

  • Payal

    I have opened it up to everyone to register. There are only 35 spots so make sure you register with Habitat for Humanity as soon as possible. If you don't get in, I will do another event like this.

    February 27, 2013

    • Ryan

      Wow, that filled up really quickly! Next time.

      February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    All full... didn't get in lol I guess they don't need engineers lol

    February 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nevermind....Payal got me in....

      February 27, 2013

  • Alyssa

    I now have to work thanks to a schedule change. Totally bummed that I have to miss this

    February 27, 2013

  • Lindsay

    Sorry, just learned of a friend coming into town. I hope there's time for someone to take my spot.

    February 26, 2013

    • Payal

      You have to register with the Habitat so it's no probelm

      February 27, 2013

  • Steph

    I'm coming from inner SW if anyone wants to carpool

    February 26, 2013

  • Jarod

    I'm coming from inner SE if anyone needs a ride.

    February 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Outer SE here if someone also needs a ride.

      February 26, 2013

  • Noa

    Hi Guys, I am still looking for a ride, if any one is coming through NW Portland or Downtown Portland and can pick me up, I will be very grateful!

    February 26, 2013

    • Ryan

      I'm downtown also, but on the waitlist for now, so Brodie might be a better bet.

      February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a guest coming from out of town so I won't be able to make it to this.

    February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Realized that I won't be able to make it so hopefully someone else can take my spot.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jonathan V.

    Yea I decided to let some on wait list take my spot they probably want to help more than I do

    February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I changed my RSVP to "no." There are a lot of people waiting, and I don't want to take up a spot. I am sure that at least some of the waiters are more passionate about this than I am.

    February 21, 2013

  • Brandi

    Unfortunately I have to work. Hopefully next time.

    February 21, 2013

  • Steph

    If we're on the waitlist, should we come, just in case? To avoid no-shows/fewer numbers?

    February 15, 2013

    • Payal

      Good question! Waiting for registration details. Should be fine since its only a few over....I'll move ppl over when it comes close.

      1 · February 15, 2013

    • Steph

      Thanks, Payal!! Super excited about this!

      1 · February 18, 2013

  • Noa

    Do we also need to sign up on the Habitat website? Usually they have people sign up on their website and have us enter the group name.
    Also, is there anyone going there from NW/Downtown Portland that can give a ride?

    February 16, 2013

    • Noa

      THANK YOU! NW 21st pretty close to Burnside.

      February 16, 2013

    • Payal

      Yes they are sending me the group sign up info by Monday!

      February 17, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    I'm driving from Brush Prairie if anyone needs a ride :-)

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do they require any sort of skill or experience?

    February 15, 2013

    • Payal

      Nope! Just show up on time. I'll put up registration details this weekend!

      February 15, 2013

    • Payal

      Nope!

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been to some, and usually no. It helps though.

    February 15, 2013

  • Jarod

    Sounds great!

    February 15, 2013

  • V i e t

    great idea. would have joined if i were not traveling

    February 15, 2013

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