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How to Help



"To reduce or eradicate substandard housing in Charlottesville and Albemarle County is the big goal, and I’m honored to be a part of that effort." - Sally Pickell, Mid Week Crew Team Member and Habitat Store Volunteer

It takes everyone working together to build community! Habitat volunteers have varied skills, interests, and passions that contribute to our mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

Join us by swinging a hammer, helping at the Store, walking alongside Habitat Homebuyers, and a host of other ways. Whether you are a student, retired, working a full-time job, or raising a family, we have opportunities for you to help in our mission!

  • Join us on the build site as an individual or with your team in a rewarding, fun environment --- no experience necessary (Youth Builds 16+; General Builds 18+) Check out our current projects page.

  • Help out with donation receiving and carryout, as a department specialist, cashier, furniture assembly specialist, or in a variety of other roles --- individuals and groups are welcome (shifts flexible based on your availability!) - (12+, youth 12 and 13 need to volunteer with a parent, guardian or older sibling) Sign up for a Habitat Store Orientation!

  • Work in the Habitat office as a receptionist or help with administrative tasks to keep operations running smoothly

  • Volunteer to support application processing during our yearly Homebuyer Application season or become a financial coach during a families journey to become a homeowner.

  • Serve on the build site for a Youth Build Day or at one of our many special events. Too young to work on site? Bring lunch for volunteers and families on Saturday and tour the build site as part of Lunch Bunch.

  • Consider joining one of our Volunteer Teams including: Midweek Crew, Women Build, Faith Builders, Habitat UVA, and Habitat Youth Leaders.

Let us know your preferences by filling out this short form below or email us directly at The Volunteer Engagement department will be in touch to get you started and ensure you have a great experience!

Contact Information



Prefer to contact us by phone? Call the Volunteer Coordinator at 434-293-9066. 

  • 967 2nd Street SE
    Charlottesville, VA

    Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • 1221 Harris Street
    Charlottesville, VA

    Tues - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm