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Habitat BuildDays (Interfaith Coalition)

Welcome to the Habitat For Humanity signup site for members of the Fairfax Interfaith Coalition for Habitat (FICH).  You will see below our upcoming BuildDay opportunities.  BuildDays are normally open to all FICH congregations and their guests but at times may be restricted to a single congregation.   If all the slots on a BuildDay you are interested in are taken,  sign up for the Wait List - we clear these on a first-come, first-served basis as space becomes available. 

We're glad you're here!  Remember: no experience is necessary - we train you, and we provide all tools and equipment!  All you need is enthusiasm and basic handiness.  So, grab your jeans and t-shirt (or other gear depending on weather and work) - and find a date below.  Please note that Habitat requires a minimum age of 16 to volunteer on construction sites.   

Steps to sign up:

  1. If this is your first experience on a Habitat Build with FICH:
    • please register your name and contact information with Habitat for Humanity DC & NOVA by clicking here: https://habitatnova.volunteerhub.com/vv2/lp/FICH – this only needs to be done once
    • please watch the following safety video prior to your first BuildDay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VH0Fh2I0o
  2. Sign up for your BuildDay below - and note the build site location as it can vary by date
  3. Some time prior to your BuildDay, download the BuildDay Volunteer Packet for the build site (see "Related Files" section below).  It contains site-specific directions and other information you will need

The FICH Coordinator for your BuildDay will be in contact with you and other volunteers about a week before the work date to update you on any details and the work you may be doing on that day.

BuildDay hours are generally 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Bring your own lunch unless told otherwise. Do remember to bring your signed waiver. 

The FICH coordinator for your congregation will be happy to take questions or assist in any way:  

  Andrew Chapel UMC:        Vacant (   AT   DOT   )
   Holy Comforter:                  Russ van der Veer ( prvanderveer AT gmail DOT com )
   Immanuel Presbyterian:    Nathan Weiss ( nathan DOT weiss AT gmail DOT com )
   Lewinsville Presbyterian:  Mary Frase  ( maryjfrase AT gmail DOT com )
   McLean Baptist:                 Alex Hornbuckle  ( allfighter 312 AT gmail DOT com )
                                                Zan Hornbuckle  ( zanhornbuckle 312 AT gmail DOT com )
   Redeemer Lutheran:          Ellen Kennedy  ( ellen DOT Kennedy AT cox DOT net )
   St. Anne's Episcopal:         David Muha ( dmuha19 AT gmail DOT dom )
                                                 Emily Muha ( emilymuha AT gmail DOT dom )
   St. Francis Episcopal:        Phil Pifer  ( philipjpifer AT mac DOT com )
   St. John's Episcopal:         Jack Hannon  ( jackhannon86 AT gmail DOT com )
                                                Fred Haynes ( fehaynesva AT aol DOT com)

   Turkish Friendship Assoc: Hakan Atasever ( executive AT atfa DOT us )

Related files:

Created by:   FICH - Fairfax Interfaith Coalition for Habitat
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