Habitat for Humanity-Spokane is taking a proactive stance on COVID-19. We are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and additionally, we have established an internal COVID-19 plan that we will implement in response to this ongoing global health emergency.
We are deeply committed to Habitat’s mission while taking reasonable measures to protect our staff, volunteers and the people we serve while ensuring operational continuity during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Volunteers and Construction
We care deeply about our volunteers and the impact they make by helping us build homes. At this time and per recommendation by Habitat International, we will not be halting construction. We believe that continuing to build for those who need an affordable place to live (now more than ever) is the right thing to do. However, to ensure we are doing our part in keeping exposure minimal, our volunteer shifts will be limited to smaller groups per job site. We plan on re-opening our Hope Meadows build site so we can have two small crews going. When possible, and weather permitting, we will keep all work to the outside of the homes. All tools used on the job sites will require the use of gloves (volunteers will be asked to bring their own gloves) and individuals will be assigned their own set of tools to use throughout their shift. Should tools need to be shared, disinfecting wipes will be used prior to handover. All tools will also be disinfected daily after use.
Volunteers and the Habitat-Store
We love our volunteers that keep the Habitat-Spokane Store running efficiently. We are following the CDC guidelines closely and as of right now, the Store is going to operate as normal. We have posted strict guidelines to hand washing and have provided hand sanitizers and disinfecting wipes at every checkout stand and next to every phone. Employees and volunteers are required to stay home if they are feeling unwell. Should cases of COVID-19 start to arise in Spokane, we will re-evaluate our operations and rest-assured, we will communicate our strategies moving forward.
We continue to closely monitor information and guidelines from the:
Because of our volunteers
whole neighborhoods are built or improved, and the lives of families who partner with us completely transform. A stable home empowers families to achieve the strength and independence they need to build a better life.
Last year, we had more than 6,000 volunteers contribute over 29,000 hours of their time building safe, decent, and affordable homes for families in need of a better place to live.
Families who partner with Habitat build their own homes alongside volunteers, pay an affordable mortgage and are grateful for your help.
No experience is necessary to volunteer! We welcome anyone, age 16 or older, to join us.
- Must be 16 years of age to volunteer
- Closed toed shoes required
- Fill out a Volunteer Application and Waiver prior to volunteering.
- Store volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application and Waiver at least 48 hours prior to volunteering.
Please do not use GPS when driving to the job site. The addresses are too new and not listed. You will likely get lost. Please follow these linked directions.