Georgia Tech Volunteers Needed, Housing For Haiti

Habitat for Humanity International Packing Housing Kits

Volunteers are needed to help assemble recovery starter kits.  Habitat for Humanity International, along with The Home Depot, Whirlpool Corporation, and Hands on Atlanta, is assembling creation of recovery starter kits  to help families in Haiti make immediate repairs to their homes or construct an emergency shelter.  Materials in the kit include a bucket, a tarpaulin, wire, rope, a pry bar, a mason’s chisel and trowel, gloves, nails, a hammer and a saw.  The kits will be distributed to families by Habitat employees and partners. 

Volunteers will receive and unpack materials, count and re-pack into individual kits, and load kits into containers. The kits will be assembled at the Whirlpool Regional Distribution Center in McDonough, GA. No experience is necessary; work may include heavy lifting and repetitive tasks. Volunteers must be 18 years-of-age or older.

Water and snacks will be provided, and lunch will be provided for volunteers that work a full day shift.  The kits will be assembled in a warehouse, please wear work clothes and layers in case the warehouse is cold. Driving directions will be e-mailed to you with your registration confirmation.

Volunteers able to work all day are preferred, but two shifts are offered. Volunteer shifts are available during the following dates and times:

Friday, February 5 - 8:30AM to 5PM

Saturday February 6 - 8:30AM to 5PM – Extra volunteers needed for setup

Monday, February 8 - 7:30AM to 12PM and 12:30PM to 5PM

Tuesday, February 9 - 7:30AM to 12PM and 12:30PM to 5PM

Wednesday, February 10 - 7:30AM to 12PM and 12:30PM to 5PM 

Thursday, February 11 - 7:30AM to 12PM and 12:30PM to 5PM