Volunteer

 

Volunteers are critical to Habitat’s success!

Because of the help of people like you, whole neighborhoods improve and completely transform. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

Learn how you can join us as a volunteer by choosing from the options below.

Already registered as a volunteer with Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity? Welcome back!

Click here or the PINK button (right) to access our volunteer portal and sign-up for your next shift. We look forward to working with you and thank you for helping us build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter here in RVA.

For questions, please email Whitney at wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org

 

ReStore Volunteers

 

RESTORE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Do you love shopping at home improvement stores? Hands on activities? DIY projects? Help us with pricing, organizing merchandise, accepting donations, and displays. We are in need of lots of help. Click the PINK volunteer button to get registered and signed up!

We are also looking for regular volunteers to help with:

If you are interested in either of these positions please contact Hayley at hmorris@richmondhabitat.org 

WHERE IS THE VOLUNTEER SITE?

Northside Location

1901 Roane St
Richmond, VA 23222

Monday  9AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday  9AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday  9AM - 5:30PM
Thursday  9AM - 5:30PM
Friday  9AM - 5:30PM
Saturday  9AM - 5:30PM
Sunday  CLOSED - Volunteer groups by special request only

Chesterfield Location

1201 Mall Dr
Richmond, VA 23235

Monday  9AM - 5:30PM
Tuesday  9AM - 5:30PM
Wednesday  9AM - 5:30PM
Thursday  9AM - 5:30PM
Friday  9AM - 5:30PM
Saturday  9AM - 5:30PM
Sunday  CLOSED - Volunteer groups by special request only

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? 

  • Wear sturdy shoes (i.e. hiking shoes, leather boots or a solid pair of tennis shoes)
  • Dress in layers to adjust to changing weather and exertion level
  • Wear clothes which can get dirty and stained
  • NO high heels, crocks, open-toed shoes, short shorts, sagging pants or shorts, halter-tops or spaghetti straps.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE? Volunteer shifts begin at 9AM and 1PM you should arrive no later than 5 minutes prior to your shift.

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO VOLUNTEER?

  • Volunteers mus be at least 14 years old.
  • Volunteers 14-15 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for the duration of their volunteer shift.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign a volunteer waiver & release prior to their first shift.

CAN I DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR A COURT RELATED OFFENSE? Yes! You can complete court related community service hours with Habitat. YOU MUST follow the instructions in the "Community Service Volunteer" tab (below) BEFORE! you start volunteering. 

Construction Volunteers

If you are interested in becoming involved with build opportunities, please contact Whitney Guthrie, Director of Community Engagement, at wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org.


WHERE IS THE VOLUNTEER SITE?

We build in Richmond, Chesterfield, and Henrico. Currently all builds are in Richmond.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

  • Wear sturdy shoes (i.e. hiking shoes, leather boots or a solid pair of tennis shoes) – no sandals, crocs, house slippers, flip-flops, or open toed or heeled shoes
  • Dress in layers to adjust to changing weather and exertion level
  • Wear clothes which can get dirty and stained
  • NO short shorts, sagging pants or shorts, halter-tops or spaghetti straps!

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE?

Volunteers should be on site no later than 8:00AM- this is when the safety talk begins!

HOW OLD DO I NEED TO BE TO VOLUNTEER? Volunteers MUST be at least 16 years old! We have other youth activities throughout the year. Please visit our Youth Page for more information!

If you are under the age of 18, please make sure your parent or legal guardian signs your volunteer waiver & release prior to your first shift.

CAN I DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR A COURT RELATED OFFENSE?

Yes! We have a policy in place so that folks can do community service for court with us. YOU MUST follow the instructions in the Community Service Volunteers Tab (below) BEFORE! BEFORE! BEFORE! you start volunteering. We have some offenses that you cannot do hours with us for and we provide an hours sheet to you so that you can get your letter in a timely matter once you are finished!

WHAT ABOUT TOOLS AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT?
We have ALL the tools & safety equipment you will need for the task at hand! Safety equipment will be available – including gloves, hard hats (when needed), safety goggles, ear protection, and dust masks when appropriate. If you choose to bring your own tools, please put your name on them. Habitat will not be responsible for misplaced/lost personal tools.

DO I NEED CONSTRUCTION EXPERIENCE TO VOLUNTEER WITH HABITAT?
No! All skill levels welcome. Our trained staff and volunteers will help you along the way. Please note that construction is a physical task and you should be comfort- able being on your feet for extended periods of time.

DO WE WORK IN THE RAIN/SNOW/EXCESSIVE HEAT?
As long as it is safe and productive- YES! If the weather gets really bad, we will stop working early, or put in a half day. Remember to dress appropriately for weather.

Court Community Service Volunteers

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is a great place to fulfill your community service hours!

Whether or not your service is court appointed, we ask that you complete our Court Related Community Service Policy form.

If you are under the age of 18 and looking to fulfill hours, please make sure your parent or legal guardian signs your volunteer waiver & release.

You are welcome to volunteer at Build Sites and at our Habitat ReStore.

We do not accept the following charges having to do with larceny, theft, forgery, breaking & entering, assault, felonies, civil disobedience charges, and any violent or sexual offenses. we also do not take charges for selling and distributing drugs. 

Office Volunteers

Volunteers assist in our main office by sitting at our front desk to greet people as they come in, answer phone calls, and help with administrative work! If interested please email wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org

Location
2281 Dabney Rd, Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230

Hours
Our office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM.

Committees & Councils

Committees
Volunteers assist with committees for Homeowner Services, Construction, Development, ReStore & Finance! 

Councils
We have four councils: Builder's Council (Young Professionals), Women Build Council, and Faith Council.

If interested please email wguthrie@richmondhabitat.org