There are lots of ways to help Habitat in our mission in Greene County but not everything involves swinging a hammer. Most things don't even require any specific skills or special knowledge. What we need most are energetic people with a heart for service, some great ideas and a little free time.
When people think of Habitat, they think of nails and sawdust but it takes a whole lot of work behind the scenes before that first nail can be hammered. We need folks to help us find land, raise money, increase awareness and do all the other stuff that makes Habitat function. There are lots of ways you can plug in and use whatever talents you have to offer.
You wanna bang some nails, cut some lumber and build a house and that's what Habitat is all about. However, as a small chapter we don't always have an active construction project going. We can certainly use your talents in other areas, but if construction is where your heart is and we're not building at the moment, then please contact us or sign up for our email newsletter and we'll let you know when the next house breaks ground.
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 office volunteers.
Family Services 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 Penny.
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.
Internship Opportunities 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 the Executive Director upon initial inquiry if interested in applying an 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, contact Penny Harrison-Latham, our Executive Director to join the team, or send in the form below. When contacting us by email, simply state what you would like to do for Greene HFH, your availability and your telephone number.
Habitat for Humanity of Greene County • P.O. Box 150, Ruckersville, VA 22968 • greenehabitatva.org • [p] 434-990-9977