Carter Work Project Leaders

Thank you for volunteering to help lead the 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Denver!

Below are some resources for our safety policies and best practices to help you prepare for (and get excited for) the upcoming build week.

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s Safety Policies

During the Carter Work Project, Habitat Metro Denver will host several hundred volunteers and visitors on multiple sites each day.  It is our responsibility to ensure that everyone has a fun, fulfilling, and safe experience with us.

Full Safety Policies

Habitat Metro Denver upholds a detailed safety policy on each of our sites at all times.  This summary will familiarize you with the rules and procedures we will be following and enforcing throughout the week.  Click here to access the summary.

Designed for:

  • Every volunteer and leader on all CWP sites
Safety - Heights and Scaffolding

Click here to access the safety policies and best practices for setting up, working on, and working around ladders and scaffolding.

Designed for:

  • Crew leaders who will be supervising siding and exterior painting
  • Site leaders for Critical Home Repairs
Safety - Pneumatic Nailers

Click here to access the safety policies and best practices for using, working around, and managing the use of pneumatic nailers.

Designed for:

  • Skilled volunteers who will be installing interior trim
  • Unit leaders for Buildings 9 and 10
Safety - Vehicles and Trailers

Click here to access the safety policies and best practices for use of affiliate vehicles on and around sites.

Designed for:

  • Skilled volunteers assigned to site logistics and driving teams

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver’s Best Practices

We are privileged to have the help of so many experienced Habitat volunteers from affiliates and communities across the nation. With so many diverse leaders and workers, we need to standardize some of our finished details on these homes to ensure that every Habitat family receives the same high-quality finish as their new neighbors.

Best Practices - Interior Trim

Click here for standardized details and best practices for efficient and consistent installation of all interior trim on the new homes CWP site.

Designed for:

  • Crew leaders who will be supervising interior trim installation
  • Skilled volunteers who will be installing interior trim
  • Unit leaders for Buildings 9 and 10
Best Practices - Paint and Clean-up

Click here for expectations for exterior paint and clean-up leaders, as well as a summary of supplied equipment and recommended processes.

Designed for:

  • Crew leaders who will be supervising exterior painting
Best Practices - Exterior Siding

Click here to access the mandatory details (per approved elevation plans) for the new homes CWP site as well as best practices for efficient and consistent installation of siding on all sites.

Designed for:

  • Crew leaders who will be supervising siding
  • Skilled volunteers who will be installing siding
  • Site leaders for Critical Home Repairs


Home Dedication Instructions

As construction wraps up on each unit, the unit leader will lead a small, informal dedication ceremony attended by the homeowner, their family, and the day’s volunteers. For the New Construction units and the majority of Critical Home Repair houses, the dedication will take place between 4 and 5 pm on Friday, October 11th. For Critical Home Repair houses that finish earlier in the week, the dedication will take place at 4pm on the last day of volunteers.

Note: The home dedication for 4418 Grant St will take place on Wednesday, October 9th at 2pm to give volunteers time to get to the Carter Photos.

The home dedication ceremonies will take place at each unit and will last approximately 30-45 minutes. The unit leader will lead the ceremony, but Habitat will provide a script and the necessary materials.  Should a unit leader feel uncomfortable leading the dedication, they should inform their site host who will then lead the informal ceremony. Click here for home dedication instructions, including a link to preview the dedication scripts and a list of the materials that will be provided.