Our volunteers are precious to us, and the core of our ministry.  A wonderful, safe, meaningful volunteer experience is what we strive for every work day.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please click the link below to fill out a Volunteer Application Form.  You can also check out the current build schedule and send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up for a specific day.

Volunteer Application Form

Click here to see the Current Build Schedule. (Updated schedule coming soon!)

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about Habitat work days:

What if I don't have any construction experience?

That's okay! We still want and need your help. You will be given on the job training the morning of your workday. By the end of the day, you will be able to say you do have construction experience!

How long is the workday?

We start workdays promptly at 8:00 with the safety briefing. You must attend the briefing to work, especially if power tools or ladders are being used.

Where do I go?

For the forseeable future, we will be building in Houchens Place. It is located on South Boston Rd., just beyond Slice Gate and across from Lake Christian Church.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothes that can get dirty and are not too loose or baggy. Bad things happen when loose clothing meets power tools! Layering is usually a good idea as well, as it can be cool in the morning but quite hot in the afternoon. Also closed shoes or workboots. Even if it has not rained recently, the site may be muddy. Absolutely no sandals or flip flops on site!

What should I bring?

Safety gloves and goggles are provided, however if you have a favorite pair feel free to bring them. Bring a lunch and any snacks you may want. Water is provided at the site. You do not need to bring any tools, we provide everything you need to build or paint.

What if I can't stay the whole day?

If you miss the morning safety briefing, please check in with the Construction Supervisor when you arrive. If time allows, he may be able to give you a one on one briefing. If not, you may be asked to return another day. If you need to leave early, please let the Construction Supervisor know. Leaving early is usually not a big deal.

What if I need to cancel?

 If you need to cancel please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and call the Habitat office at 434-589-3752.

What if it is raining?

We will contact all scheduled volunteers by 7:30am if we need to cancel a workday. Check your e-mail and stay by the phone! If you do not hear from us, you are working.

How old do you have to be to work?

For open construction sites where power tools and/or ladders are being used, the minimum age to be on site is 16. Nobody under the age of 18 is allowed to use a power tool or be on a ladder even if they have experience. For our Brush with Kindness projects that include yard work and painting, the minimum age is 14. These rules are imposed by our insurance company and we absolutely must adhere to them.