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Lumber Society: Austin Habitat of Humanity

  • The Buzz Mill 1505 Town Creek Drive Austin, TX, 78741 United States (map)

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Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM – please arrive on site by 7:30 to sign in. We start the morning promptly!

Tasks: This will depend on the specific build schedule, but generally you can expect to work on carpentry, painting, landscaping and more!

Safety: Prior to arriving on site, please make sure to read our volunteer orientation. If you have not already done so when you created a user account, please sign the liability waiver (this occurs once you sign up for your event, electronically).

Parking: Street parking will be available however, parking is NOT permitted in front of the build site. Carpooling is encouraged. Please do not block driveways or mail boxes. 

When bringing valuables, please leave them locked away in your vehicle for the duration of your volunteer day. There is no on-site storage for personal items.

Lunch: Lunch is not provided by Austin Habitat. Please be prepared to bring your own lunch to site. Our lunch breaks typically occur around 11:30am. Often, groups arrange their own catering, so check with your team leader. 

What to wear and bring: Please dress appropriately for a construction site by checking the weather forecast, wearing close-toed shoes and no dangling jewelry. Please bring a water bottle. We will have water available on site for you throughout the volunteer day.

Inclement weather policy: We work rain or shine! If weather conditions are extreme or unsafe, we will notify you the morning of your volunteer day and work to reschedule or cancel your project.

Age Policy: All volunteers must be age 16 or older. Volunteers under the age of 18 will be issued a red nametag upon arrival to help us identify youth volunteers and tasks that can be issued to them. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21 who works alongside the youth. One adult can supervise up to 5 youth volunteers.

If you have any questions regarding your volunteer day, please contact the Vice President of Engagement, Sarah Joiner via 512-472-8788 x106 or

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