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Brentwood United Methodist Church Build Days

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Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury Construction Site

7258 Horn Tavern Rd.

Fairview, TN 37062

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2019 Fall Faith Build - Brentwood United Methodist Church
Address: 7258 Horn Tavern Rd., Fairview, TN 37062

Things to Remember

  • Check-in will be held from 7:30-8:00am, and we work until 4:00pm.

  • Job tasks might include painting and landscaping, so everyone must wear clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty and possibly getting paint on. Closed-toe shoes are required.

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. No construction experience is necessary.

  • All volunteers must complete a liability waiver prior to volunteering. Electronic waiver will be sent to you prior to build day.

  • Please visit http://www.hfhwm.org/upload/HFHWM-SAFETY-HANDBOOK_6_30_16.pdf and review the safety handbook prior to volunteering on our build site.

Questions? Contact volunteer manager, Rain Fisher, at rfisher@hfhwm.org or 615-550-5619

FAQs

What should I do when I arrive? Look for a HFHWM staff member (orange hard hat) and sign in. If you have not previously completed a liability waiver for the current build season, you will be asked to do so.

Do I have to sign a liability waiver? Yes. Habitat for Humanity International requires that every volunteer, without exception, must sign a liability waiver agreeing to take personal responsibility for any accidents or injuries on the work site. The form covers the entire build season so that you need sign only one waiver even though you volunteer on multiple days.

Who is in charge of the worksite? Construction staff members Tasha Towry, Wesley Smith, Logan Pierce, and Aaron Bliss. They decide what happens, assisted by crew leaders, who are there to help manage the day’s work and answer any questions you may have.

What should I wear? Expect to get dirty, so dress in suitable work clothing, including work gloves and comfortable closed-toe shoes (you will be on your feet most of the day). Also dress appropriately for the weather. Even once the buildings are sealed, they are rarely heated. So during the winter months, dress in multiple warm layers.

What work will I be doing? That depends on the stage of construction and the progress of the work, both of which are unpredictable. What we can promise you is that the work you will be asked to perform will be well within your abilities. It may be something you know how to do already, or it may be a new skill that we teach you.

How hard will the work be? In terms of expertise, not hard at all. The work is managed so that it can be performed by volunteers without any previous knowledge of or experience in home construction. In terms of exertion, construction work can be physically demanding, and you should expect to be on your feet for extended periods of time. However, in no case will a volunteer be asked to perform a task (such as shingling a roof or painting on a ladder) that makes him or her uncomfortable.

Do I need to bring my own tools? No. All tools and safety equipment (goggles, hard hats, etc.) will be provided. If you prefer to use your own tools, you may bring them. In that case, to avoid confusion, please be sure to label them with your name.

Will lunch be provided? Yes, breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided on your build day. However, if you have dietary restrictions, please let our volunteer manager know.

Do we work rain or shine? We build rain or shine; unless it is an emergency, we will be building. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified via e-mail. Bring a rain poncho or borrow one from us - we share!

What should I do if an emergency prevents me from showing up? Please let us know as soon as you can. Volunteers are scheduled so that the work that needs to get done can get done. If people who are scheduled don’t show up and the scheduled work doesn’t get done, that failure can have implications for the entire build schedule. So please do the best you can to be there; and if you simply can’t, let us know as soon as possible.

Can anyone volunteer? Only volunteers over the age of 16 are allowed on site (with parental consent on waiver). There are no exceptions due to state law. Only 18 years and up are allowed to use power tools with proper instruction.

Who should I call if I have a question? Our Volunteer Manager is Rain Fisher. You can reach her by email at rfisher@hfhwm.org or 615-550-5619.

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7258 Horn Tavern Rd.

Fairview, TN 37062

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