Questions & Answers
Q: Do I need construction experience to be a volunteer?
A: No, Hearts & Hammers volunteers can have experience ranging from novice painter to experienced carpenters. Typical projects include yard work and landscaping. All volunteers at any experience level are welcome.
Q: When are the dates of the program?
A: There are three set program days or you can create our own custom day during the week.
Q: What is the length of the program day and schedule of activities?
A: A typical program day starts at 8:00 AM for volunteers and concludes when the project is complete. Generally, about 6 to 8 hours.
Q: What items should I bring to the program day?
A: Hearts & Hammers provides all tools and materials required to paint and rehabilitate the house. However, personal items such as work gloves and protective eye wear are encouraged.
Q: Are there age requirements to become a volunteer?
A: Yes, you must be at least 12 years old to participate on program day. A parental permission form must be completed for ages 12 to 17.
Q: What kind of work will Hearts & Hammers volunteers complete?
A: Home improvements are limited to exterior painting and repairs. They typically include painting, caulking, repair, or replacement of windows and doors, ramp construction, repair or replacement of exterior light fixtures, landscaping, removal of debris and other services to restore the character of the home and to improve its weatherproofing and security. Hearts & Hammers does not provide any interior refurbishment, major electrical work or plumbing services.
Q: How can I support Hearts & Hammers?
A: You can support Hearts & Hammers by participating as a Team in our Spring, Summer, and Fall Program Days.
B: You may Give Now. A donation in any amount ensures that deserving Twin Cities homeowners receive the help they need to continue living independently in their own homes.
C: You can volunteer as an individual by helping in our warehouse, by working with a team on program day, by providing carpentry repairs before program day, or by helping us with homeowner applications and training: Sign-up Today