Age Requirements for Volunteers

  • No one under 14 years of age is allowed on any build site.
  • Volunteers who are 14 and 15 years of age can do limited work on build sites. They can paint or landscape, but cannot be on site when construction is going on (no power tools can be in use).
    • Power tools are usually in use on all but the last day of the build.  Check with our Volunteer Coordinator at regarding the specific day on which you want to volunteer. 
  • Volunteers who are 16 and 17 years of age can do general construction, but cannot do excavation, demolition, use power tools or work at heights above six feet. They can do general carpentry.
  • Anyone under 18 years of age must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. A Minor Waiver will be sent to the minor after registration. The minor must give the signed waiver to the House Leader on site at the time of the event. The minor may also email the Volunteer Coordinator ( for a blank copy of the Minor Waiver.
  • Anyone 18 years or older may register for any volunteer opportunity through the year.