Donate Skills and Services

If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact our office at Check our Build Updates page for information on our current project.

Volunteers can form a team, or come alone to join us at the construction site.

  • Volunteers with no building experience are welcome!
  • Supervisors and experienced help are needed.
  • Skilled craftsmen with specific skills are also needed. Licensed contractors interested in donating time, may contact Paul Austin at 802-694-1606 or email
    • Electricians
    • Plumbers
    • Roofers
    • Owners of heavy equipment for digging foundations

Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and the day’s work assignments.  Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.  On your feet wear a sturdy pair of shoes.  Work or hiking boots are strongly encouraged.  Open-toe shoes or sandals are not allowed.  On sunny days bring plenty of sunscreen and a hat.  Work gloves are recommended.  NBHFH will provide safety glasses, hearing protection and dust masks as needed.

The minimum age limit to work on a house is 16.  Teens, ages 14 – 15, may participate in landscaping as the house nears completion or similar tasks, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

When you arrive on the site, park your vehicle in the designated area.  All volunteers are required to sign an adult release form the first time at the site.  Volunteers must sign in for all subsequent visits.  Minors are required to sign a minor release form.  The minor release form must be co-signed by a parent or guardian.  After signing in volunteers will gather for announcements and a brief safety talk.  Afterward the group will be divided and tasks will handed out.  Fifteen minutes before the end of the work session work will cease and all volunteers will participate in cleaning the site and putting tools away