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. If you believe you are qualified to serve and ready to work, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Habitat office at 434-309-2688.
Professional Skills and Interests - Key Volunteers
Are you a graphic designer, photographer, 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.
Serve on a Committee
We always need people who are skilled and passionate about helping build safe, decent, and affordable homes to serve on one or more of our committees. Our committees include:
Building and Site Selection
Each of these committees are the backbone of Altavista Habitat, meet on a monthly basis and work to see that we fulfill our mission.
Build Breakfast and Lunch Servers
Local churches prepare and deliver breakfast and lunch for our volunteers during the Blitz Build weekend, and we need volunteers to help serve these meals. The Blitz Build weekend is normally in October. Additionally, there are some Saturday work days before and after the Blitz Build when breakfast and/or lunch support would be appreciated.
Fundraising activities including Potato Dinners, Barbeque Dinners, Brunswick Stew sales, mailings, etc. occur throughout the year. Help is always needed at these events and participation is a great way to see other members of the community.
There are a variety of needs each year that do not fall under building, food service, or fundraising. Everything from administrative support to help straightening up the construction storage post-build. For example over the last year students from Altavista Combined school helped organize the shop and volunteers helped streamline office storage. There is always something to be done.