WomenBuild New Lebanon – Crew Leader/ Construction Skills Training

Date: 18 Dec, 2017

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity


WBNL Co-Chairs Joyce Lapenn, Sara McWilliams, and Janis Smythe, CCHFH Executive Director Brenda Adams, and Kris Cottom, WomenBuild Site Supervisor
Invite you to become a Crew Leader for the Habitat WomenBuild New Lebanon [WBNL] project!


What is a Crew Leader?
Please take a look at the job description below!
All Crew Leaders are required to either attend the construction training or have prior knowledge of the skills for this project.


When is the WomenBuild construction happening?
We anticipate construction beginning mid/end of January 2018 and continuing every Saturday through April.


Where do I find out more about WomenBuild New Lebanon?
check out our Facebook @WomenBuildNewLebanon
visit our website www.columbiacountyhabitat.org

What if I don’t have any construction skills?
Crew Leaders will provide training, on site, for all crew volunteers.  We are also offering construction skills training for free!  Skills to be trained include:
-using a level
-cutting on chop saw
-using finish guns
-leading/working with a team
-installation of cabinets using tag cleat
-laying out a door
-installing engineered flooring


When and where is the training being held?
We are holding Crew Leader/Construction Skills Training on Friday, January 12, 2018, from 3 PM to 5 PM at:
Columbia-Greene Education Center [Questar III BOCES ]
131 Union Turnpike
Hudson NY  12534


This sounds great!  Where do I sign up?
Please email us at: womenbuild@columbiacountyhabitat.org to volunteer as a Crew Leader, register for training, or to request more information.
Please note that you can sign up for Construction Skills training to prepare for onsite volunteering even if you don’t plan to work as a Crew Leader.



Job requirements/responsibilities include:
The most important requirement is that a Crew Leader enjoys working with others!  She should also have an interest in building/painting/using tools.

Specifics include:
-Commit to working as a Crew Leader a minimum of two Saturdays during the course of the WBNL project.
-Arrive at the work site promptly to receive instructions for the work day, including a list of tools needed.
-Gather the needed tools for the crew.
-While she need not be an expert at the skill she will be demonstrating, the crew leader should be fairly comfortable using tools such as hammers, drills and saws, and must be able to read a tape measure.
-She must be able to listen to directions and then oversee a group to make sure those directions are followed.
-The crew leader is responsible for reporting to the Site Supervisor and asking any questions that the group may have.  If there is any question at all, the crew leader will ask for direction, and not allow anyone to “guess” as to how something should be done.
-A crew leader will be alert to safety concerns; she will make sure the work site is safe for her crew, including keeping debris picked up.
-A crew leader leads her group in picking up tools at the end of the day and ensuring the work site is ready for the next group coming in

See you at the build!!



See what other people say about this article.


registering for the construction skills workshop on January 12


I would like to register for the class. I will not be a crew leader. Mary Lou

By Mary Lou Kersten on Dec 18, 2017 | 10:13 AM



Hi Mary Lou,
Great, I’ll let the committee know and they will be in touch!

By Alexandra Armstrong on Dec 18, 2017 | 10:13 AM


Crew Training


I will attend training, but will not be a crew leader.

By Jane Birnbaum on Dec 18, 2017 | 10:13 AM



Hi Jane,
Great! We don’t seem to have an email for you on file.. would you mind sending a message to womenbuild@columbiacountyhabitat.org, so the event organizers have your contact info? Happy New Year and hope to see you at the build site!

By Alexandra Armstrong on Dec 18, 2017 | 10:13 AM

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