Non-Construction Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteering with Habitat is more than swinging a hammer! We rely on our volunteers in many different ways to accomplish goals, strengthen the community and supply more families with affordable housing. Join our team of professionals, family services, one-time event needs or weekly office volunteer receptionists.
Special Volunteer Needs This Month
Not sure where to start? Check out our needs this month. Click here to see our list of our current seasonal needs this month and ways to get involved.
Habitat's Family Services Department provides guidance to our hard working Partner Families as they work towards home ownership. The department trains Partner Family Advocates to build a relationship with the Partner Family and serve as a liaison between the family and the affiliate. Requiring an average of two hours per month, this position is both a key to Partner Family success and is one of our most rewarding volunteer activities. To learn more about this opportunity, or other Family Service volunteer opportunities, please email Family Services Manager Shelley Cole or call her at 434-293-9066.
Professional Skills and Interests - Key Volunteers
Are you an architect, graphic designer, photographer, attorney or have other professional skills to contribute? You might fit a key volunteer position! Key Volunteers are dedicated Habitat volunteers who help with Habitat's special projects. The positions are for volunteers with special skills or volunteers who want to learn special skills. Time commitments for each position vary. View a list of some of our Key Volunteer Positions or email the Volunteer Manager to discuss possibilities.
Whether you are a college student with free time on your hands, a recent graduate looking for more skills to revamp your resume, or simply have time on your hands and want to give back by leading others, Habitat offers various volunteer internship opportunities to help you fulfill your needs while carrying out our Habitat mission. We offer administrative, construction, and departmental volunteer internship positions. Please discuss criteria with Volunteer Manager upon initial inquiry if interested in applying internship for school credit.
Help in Our Local Office
Volunteering with Habitat doesn't have to mean swinging a hammer! The planning and management required to build Habitat homes means we have a constant need for assistance with various tasks in our administrative office. To learn more about our Office Volunteers, click here or contact Volunteer Manager Sara Parrish 293-9066 to join the team.
Sunrise Community Center
The Sunrise Community Center is located in the Promise Keeper Condominium on Carlton Avenue in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Community Center is open to all Sunrise Park residents and offers regular classes and workshops to promote holistic wellness, intergenerational companionship and neighborhood camaraderie. We are always looking for volunteers from the community to share their passion with Sunrise residents. We are currently seeking after-school tutors for all subjects/age groups and instructors for activities in the following fields: cooking, dance, yoga, music, crafts, photography, visual arts, martial arts, meditation, mindfulness, drama, chess, computer literacy and bingo. For more information please contact Rebecca Hightower, Sunrise Community Coordinator, via email or at 434-960-7646.
Landscaping and Gardening
To help keep costs down, we rely on volunteers to help us maintain our facilities and beautify our neighborhoods. Have a green thumb or enjoy working outdoors? Please contact Volunteer Manager Sara Parrish, or call the Habitat office at 293-9066 for more information about how to get involved.