Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
1800 Appleby Line
Purpose: To carry out our stated mission, “To use our knowledge, skills, community relationships, volunteers and other resources to create and promote safe and affordable home ownership options with the aim of alleviating the cycle of poverty within our community of Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga”.
The role of a Crew Leader is to assist the Site Supervisor and Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga on all construction sites and projects. The Crew Leader is responsible for communicating daily construction duties, teaching and demonstrating safe techniques and supervising assigned Crew Members throughout the day.
Responsible to: Site Supervisor
Time Commitment: 1-2 days per week is ideal but not mandatory. Be able to arrive one hour prior to the arrival of Crew Members and to remain on site half an hour after Crew Members depart.8:00am – 4:00pm.
Job Duration: For duration of the assigned construction project
Location: Various construction site locations in the affiliate service area
- Provide safe on-site training, mentoring and supervision of crew members of all skill levels
- Responsible for inspecting, logging out and coordinate tools required for the day’s activity and returning all tools (log in) at the end of the day to their designated spot. Tag tools requiring maintenance.
- Ensure safety on site at all times by maintaining a clean and orderly work site
- Assist Site Supervisor in cleaning/tidying the work site at the end of the day to ensure safety is optimized for the next day’s crew
- Maintain quality build standards in collaboration with the Site Supervisor, Director of Construction and other Crew Leaders
- May be required to load and unload delivery vehicles
- Must bring a cooperative and enthusiastic attitude to the construction site
- Able to lift a minimum of 25 lb and possess reasonable agility to do necessary physical labour
- Willingness and ability to learn new skills
Qualifications and Skills:
- Ability to work with sub-trades, suppliers and to lead a small diverse group of volunteers.
- Have an understanding of the construction process
- Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use and to teach others the proper use of power tools
- Some demonstrated construction knowledge/experience an asset.
- Previous experience with an interactive volunteer based program an asset
- Ability to work with a team and take direction from Site Supervisor
- Good verbal skill and the ability to effectively communicate with HFH Halton-Mississauga staff members and volunteers using conversational English.
- Able to provide mentoring and positive feedback to team.
- Understanding of Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it
- Supervisor Awareness Training Certificate (available online for free at the link below) This certificate must be brought to your Crew Leader Training Session as proof of completion http://www.labor.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/supervisors.php
- Please bring any current related certifications/tickets you may hold to the Crew Leader training
- Basic Crew Leader Training is required by ALL interested participants in order to meet mandatory skill levels and to become a Crew Leader on a Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga construction site. This includes: legislation; Leadership; Health & Safety; WHMIS; Power Tool usage, safety and maintenance.
- Upon completion of the Crew Leader training, skill levels will be evaluated and signed off on through on-site practice during actual construction by the On-Site Crew Lead prior to you being assigned to a Certified Crew Leader position and being able to lead a team on-site.
- Periodic training will be introduced and may be required to meet skill levels.
Working Conditions: Various construction site locations across the affiliate service area. This could include both interior and exterior work year round, rain or shine.
All volunteers on a construction site must wear required Personal Protective Equipment including CSA approved hard hat, safety glasses, steel toed footwear and safety vest. Ear and dust protection must be worn, if required for the tasks assigned. Gloves should also be worn as needed. Long pants are required; shorts are not permitted. CSA approved safety shoes will be provided by Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga for use during your shift or you can bring your own. Hard hats, safety glasses, masks, ear protection and gloves will be provided for use on site.
Participant group: Affiliate Staff and Affiliate Volunteers
Screening Process: Completed application, Signed Code of Conduct, Signed Volunteer Waiver, Completion of Affiliate Health and Safety Training (Powerpoint presentation), Certificate in Supervisor Awareness Training (obtained online-see link above), successful completion of HFHHM Basic Crew Leader Training(s), on-site practice of skills/leadership to be evaluated and signed off on to determine certified crew leader status.
How To Apply
Email for more information or click the link above to sign up as a Habitat volunteer!