Sat, Sep 23|
Stratton Flats in Gypsum
Queer Giveback Day: Rainbow Build
Join us for a day of inclusive fun with your fellow LGBTQ+ community and allies as we spend the day volunteering at Habitat for Humanity. Habitat is currently building homes at Stratton Flats in Gypsum, and we are excited to spend the day building homes.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 8:30 AM – Sep 24, 4:00 PM
Stratton Flats in Gypsum, 230 Nighthawk Cir, Gypsum, CO 81637, USA
About the event
Volunteer to build homes in partnership with families in need!
TO SIGN UP: Scroll down to the calendar below. Find the date you want to volunteer, select the appropriate shift and register to volunteer. You will receive an email confirming you are signed up. Most volunteers will register using the "Individual Volunteer" shift. You will receive an email confirming you are signed up.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST SIGN UP ONLINE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
Thank you for joining Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley to build homes, community and hope! Here is information about what you can expect for your day on our job site.
Where is the build site located?
Habitat for Humanity is currently building homes at Stratton Flats in Gypsum. The job site address is 230 Nighthawk Circle, Gypsum, CO 81637. Parking is available in the empty lot to the east of the construction office trailers. Please try to carpool if you can!
PLEASE BE ON SITE AND PARKED BY 8:30AM. This will ensure plenty of time to register and be ready for the morning huddle and safety briefing. The day will finish by 4:00PM. If we are ahead of schedule, we may finish up earlier.
What to expect when you arrive:
Please proceed through the open gates indicating, “Volunteer Check In” and walk straight ahead to the tan volunteer trailer. You will check in with the Volunteer Coordinator, Cassie. Once all volunteers have arrived, we will do introductions and go over the day’s task assignments. Tasks could be anything including framing, landscaping, painting, window/door installation, interior work and cleanup. Tasks vary depending on the time of year and stage of construction. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
Who will I be working with?
You will be working with our future homeowners, regular volunteers, construction staff and our AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leaders. AmeriCorps members serve with us for 10.5 months putting in 1700+ volunteer hours.
Who are Habitat partner families?
Habitat families are hardworking locals who are in need of a hand UP. They have a need for a stable home, are ready for homeownership, displaying an ability to pay a mortgage, and have a willingness to volunteer over 250 hours per adult member of the family. Building their Habitat home provides an experience and a place from which they can build strength, self-reliance and stability. Please join us and work alongside these amazing members of our community!
What should I wear?
Please wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no crocs) or work boots as well as clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or stained! Dress in layers as you may be moving between indoor and outdoor tasks. You might want to bring a hat and/or sunglasses for outside work.
What should I bring?
The most important thing to bring is a willingness to work hard and have fun! You are welcome to bring your own work gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, small tools, and tool belt. Please make sure your own tools are clearly marked with your name. If you don’t have tools or gloves, no problem, we have plenty.
Do I bring my own food and drinks?
We will have water, coffee and snacks on site. Please bring a reusable water bottle. There are a refrigerator and microwave to use for your lunch.
What if my plans change?
Habitat relies on your participation in order to keep our project on schedule.
If your schedule changes before your volunteer day, please use the cancellation link in your registration confirmation email to cancel your shift. You can also contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (970) 748-6718 x 304.
Youth volunteers: Construction sites and the activities that take place are inherently dangerous for children. Habitat understands that the job site can provide a great learning experience for children but requires that when children are present, they are adequately supervised and working directly with their parent or guardian or another adult volunteer. Youth volunteer age guidelines are as follows:
- Volunteers 18 years old or older may participate in all construction activities.
- Ultra hazardous activities such as using power tools, excavation, demolition or working on rooftops is not permitted by anyone under the age of 18.
- 16 and 17 year olds can perform limited, safe construction activities under the direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian or another adult volunteer.
- 14 and 15 year olds can help with non-construction activities, such as cleaning, organizing and landscaping, as long as they are removed from any areas where power tools and heavy machinery are in use or where work is being performed above them. 14 and 15 year olds must work under the direct supervision of their parent or legal guardian or another adult volunteer.
- Children under the age of 14 are not permitted on the job site.
Our homes: Habitat homes are simple, decent, affordable and energy efficient.
VOLUNTEER GROUPS: If you'd like to reserve a volunteer day for a group, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Cassie Scales.
Phone: (970) 748-6718 ext. 304 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location Stratton Flats neighborhood 230 Nighthawk Circle Gypsum, CO 81637