|Building Habitat Homes in South Hampton Roads|
|Building on Youth Program|
|Volunteer Construction Videos|
|Organizing Fund Raising Events|
Habitat for Humanity builds homes for selected families using volunteer labor, donated materials, and financial contributions.
None of this would be possible, though, without the individuals, organizations and corporations whose efforts enable Habitat to carry out its mission of eliminating poverty housing by contributing materials, manpower and funding.
Individuals may get involved by donating to Habitat or by volunteering their time and expertise. Beyond the satisfaction of helping people help themselves, volunteers make new friends, learn valuable skills and watch a deserving family take possession of their first home. (Trailer logo design by: Denise Oxton)
There are many ways to contribute:
If you would like to become involved in Habitat for Humanity's mission, or learn new ways to do-it-yourself while doing something great for others, fill out our on-line volunteer form by clicking the button below. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. Visit the site often to view new volunteer opportunities.
Construction: Join other volunteers (both skilled and novice) on our active job sites. After setting up your own Volunteer Connect profile you'll have access to the various site schedules where you can sign yourself up to join us. See you on site!
Habitat General Stores (Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach): Proceeds from sales at our General Stores fund the construction of more Habitat homes for low-income families. Store volunteers provide a valuable service by sorting donations, staging and straightening displays, and assisting customers.
Committees: Expand the capacity of Habitat by working with others toward unique goals. Serve on one of our vital committees – Land Acquisition, Construction, Public Relations, Volunteer Management and A Brush with Kindness.
Volunteer orientations are held every month at the Habitat office. During the one-hour session, staff members cover such topics as Habitat’s origin, a brief history of our affiliate, an explanation of the family selection process, what to expect on the construction site, construction site safety, current and upcoming projects, and volunteer opportunities. Click here to register for the next session.
While Virginia labor laws and safety concerns prevent youth ages 5 - 15 from working on an active Habitat job site, there are a number of ways they can participate. We have developed a "Building on Youth" program in which young people can earn their Habitat for Humanity pin by being involved in other aspects of the Habitat program.
"Building on Youth" is a four-part program that involves learning about Habitat, helping Habitat by doing at least two activities, reflecting on the activity through art, and celebrating their accomplishment by sharing their art with the local community. We will present each youth participant who completes the program with a Habitat pin. Click on the button below to download more information about the "Building on Youth" Program.
Feel free to watch the Habitat Safety Construction Video by clicking the button below
Many fundraising events held in aid of Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads are organized by individuals and local organizations.
Alternatively, you might want to organize your own fundraising event with the help of friends, family and colleagues. This could be a sponsored event (eg. swim, bike ride), a coffee morning, quiz night, disco, dinner or any other event that you would enjoy organizing and could raise much-needed funds. Pick from one of more than 100 fundraising ideas. We can provide you with information, support and individually-tailored sponsor forms. For more information, contact our Director of Development at 640-0590 or use our secure Contact Form.
Any money you raise should be sent as a check made payable to Habitat SHR. Full address: Habitat SHR, Director of Development, 900 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23504.