In support of Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteering is now open on the 2021 Perinton Congregations house at 871 Smith Street!
This home will be dedicated to the memory of Ron Hirschler, who led the St. John of Rochester coalition in 1999 to build a house at 30 Cuba Place. After joining forces with Perinton Congregations, Ron continued to be an avid supporter of Habitat for Humanity and put in many hours raising funds, soliciting gifts-in-kind, and building houses for over 20 years.
When you click the volunteer button, you will see all available shifts for the next several weeks. Additional days are opened on a rolling basis, so please check back every week or two for more availability.
Spots are generally available on a first come, first serve basis, but if you want to reserve a day as a group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please aim to sign-up at least one week, preferably 2+ weeks in advance. Most shifts not filled by Perinton Congregations volunteers will be opened to public volunteering.
Construction Volunteering FAQs: • Please bring work gloves, a packed lunch, and water. • We work year-round as long as conditions are safe. For issues of inclement weather, our construction sites will close when the Rochester City School District has also closed. • Upon arriving, please sign-in! Signing in is necessary to be covered by our secondary insurance, to confirm volunteer hours, and for us to send you a thank you! • No skills needed, our construction team are trained professionals who will walk you through your assigned tasks while volunteering.
Attire: • Dress for the weather, plan to work outside, and expect to get dirty! Please bring work gloves. • We recommend hard-soled work shoes or hiking boots, old work clothes, work gloves, and dressing in layers. • Also recommended: hat or sunscreen for hot weather, hand sanitizer or baby wipes for lunch. • No halters tops. No sandals or flip flops. • Avoid wearing jewelry. • Place valuables in a locked trunk/out of sight, or carried in a waist pouch.
Amenities on Site: • We provide all tools and safety equipment; but if you have your favorites, you can bring them. • Portable toilet. • Parking: on street parking is available on surrounding neighborhood streets.
Additional Information: • Construction volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 16 and 17 year old volunteers must have a parent or guardian's consent: Youth Permission Form is here. • Youth Permission form can be filled out and brought out on the build day, or sent to our office before the build day (contact info below).
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Location / Venue
871 Smith Street
In Support of Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity
People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.