We welcome everybody regardless of experience, ability, gender, religion, or political views. First-time volunteers must complete a liability waiver, criminal background check, and a brief orientation and safety training. Volunteers 16 to 18 years old are allowed on the job site but cannot use power tools or be above 10 feet (for example, on ladders or the roof). Volunteers 14 to 15 years old are allowed on the job site but are strictly limited to landscaping and painting work. For safety reasons, children under 14 are not eligible to be on any Habitat job site.