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How to Volunteer

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The attached is an introduction, application form and a tentative work schedule of HFH Korea in English version for this year. Please refer to the document so that you will have information about Habitat work in Korea where we build houses.

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All volunteers need to register a month in advance each time you want to participate in volunteer work. Fill out the attached application and send it to the e-mail listed below. The volunteer coordinator will get back to the registered volunteers as soon as the schedule opens for which you may be interested in.

volunteer@habitat.or.kr

Condition

The minimum age requirement for participation is 16. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 19 will be accepted with parental consent obtained from the parent or guardian. There should be a guardian present onsite with the minors, and the ratio of guardians to minors should be 1:5. The guardian should be older than 25 years old.

Construction Safety

Safety is an attitude of care and concern for staffs and volunteers. The way to be safe is to think and act safely.
We ask all volunteers to pay close attention to and utilize safe work practices throughout the working day.
A construction orientation is held at the start of the program. All volunteers are required to attend the orientation.

Participation fee

here is a participation fee, generally KRW 20,000/pax/day which is required to pay before the construction you begin or on the site.(The participation fee covers lunch, water, gloves, and construction insurance for the volunteer work.)

Through volunteer labor in addition to donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple and decent houses along with our home partners.

Volunteers can participate in the work selectively from the various stages of construction.

Construction Period

Mostly from May to early November(Depending on the local affiliates’ construction schedule)

Work days: Tuesday ~ Saturday

Daily work starts at 09:00 and ends at 18:00

Volunteering Schedule

09:00~09:30(Orientation),09:30~09:50(Warming-up exercises/Organizing terms),09:50~12:00(Work),12:00~13:00(Lunch Break),13:00~15:00(Work),15:00~15:30(Break),15:30~17:30(Work),17:30~17:50(Clean-up and return tools to warehouse),17:50~18:00(Group photo shoot /returning home)

Matters to attend to:

Please arrive on time at the site. An orientation will be given starting at 9:00am. Work starts at 9:30am and ends at 6:00pm. Make sure to do stretching exercises before and after work. We encourage volunteers to have lunch together. Wear sturdy shoes with closed toes (Steel-toed boots/shoes are preferable). Wear loose and comfortable clothing such as t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts (for protection against insects and sunburn) and long, durable pants. Abrasions, cuts, and scratches are the most common injuries so sleeveless, shorts, sandals or open-toed shoes are not acceptable at the construction site. Wear a construction helmet, cap, bandana, or hat. Sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended for working in direct sunlight.

What do I do?

Volunteers will be assigned to the work available at the time of their arrival according to the construction progress as Follows:

Excavation & Concrete placingGround & Mold workSpreading block out matGround concrete placing Installing poll & moldTruss placingPre-walling (working on wood frame & trussing)Gluing plywood (roof & wall)Overall working on roofElectric wiringInsulator placing (roof & wall)Stair installing Painting & Installing front doorHanging wallpapers