How it's organized

Habitat Kansas City has a full-time construction staff of three, plus the service of one AmeriCorps construction member. 

A staff member is always on site to help with logistics, volunteer managment and general instruction.  We also use the help of "regular" volunteers to lead other volunteers on site in the positions of crew leaders. If you are a volunteer who may be interested in becoming a crew leader, please read the following position description & contact our Director of Volunteer Services.  Our crew leader training program consists of a series of training classes and requires a certain time commitment.

Crew Leader Position Description (PDF)

During a typical Habitat build, volunteers are employed to do many facets of the construction process.  Volunteers, both skilled and unskilled, help place I-joists and decking for floors, frame the exterior and interior walls, build stair cases, assist with roofing, install windows and doors, do much of the siding and sheet rocking, install soffit under the eves, insulate the walls and attic, lay ceramic tile, do most of the painting and finish work, landscape and occasionally help with concrete work.

Foundations, plumbing, roofing, HVAC, electricity and concrete finish work are the areas most often sub-contracted, but Habitat KC welcomes any volunteers skilled in these areas to contact our office if they have time to lend us their unique talents