Construction and ReStore Schedules
COVID-19 Volunteer Guidance
We request that our volunteers:
Self-monitor your health prior to reporting to the construction site; if you do not feel healthy please do not report for your shift.
Bring a face mask that you are comfortable wearing, along with your own work gloves.
Please DO NOT come out for your volunteer shift if you answer 'yes' within 24 hours of your shift to any of the following three health monitoring questions :
Health Monitoring Questions:
1. Have you or a member of your family had a fever in the past two weeks?
2. Do you or a member of your household have a cough or shortness of breath?
3. In the past two weeks have you been exposed to anyone who has or is being tested for COVID-19?
Want to schedule a corporate Team Build?
For information click here: TEAM BUILDS
To help in Construction or a ReStore all you have to do is register by clicking on one of the schedules below. Please be sure to watch the safety video for the opportunity you are registering for AND read the volunteer waiver. Group leaders can reserve spots for their group by following the directions on schedules.
GROUP REGISTRATION: PLEASE NOTE: EVERY volunteer is REQUIRED to complete their OWN registration.
Though group leaders can reserve slots on a shift, you are ONLY RESERVING SLOTS,
please DO NOT include names for your volunteers in your registration.
Share the link in your confirmation email for them to complete their registration.
Check your spam folder if you do not see it in your in box.
If you do not fill all your reserved slots one week prior to your reserved shift, we will close your remaining reserved slots and open them to others. This allows your group members to still register, if a slot is open, but also gives us the opportunity to have the help we need for a shift.
Click on an icon below for the opportunity you're interested in volunteering to see what shifts are available:
Click on the Icon for the form you require below:
More Information on What to Expect:
Construction: Make a difference in your community by helping to build homes for local families! Opportunities available Wednesdays, Fridays each week and the 2nd Saturdays of each month with shifts from around 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Anything from painting, trim work, window cleaning, landscaping, and carpentry work. Tasks assigned by staff and overseen by Red Hats, our leadership volunteers. No previous construction experience necessary. Current builds are in Chesapeake and Suffolk, but we also build in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Norfolk.
We build year round and builds are rain or shine. We email updates the week of a build if we suspect we may need to move or cancel your build, so please check your email before your shift. If you have not been notified of any changes for your build, but the weather is questionable the morning of your build, please check the top of this page for any changes before heading to the build site. We also post updates on cancellations or address changes on our Construction schedule (linked above).
We want to limit the impact our presence has on the neighborhoods we build. Most of the neighborhoods we build in are small with limited parking, so having numerous volunteers converge on them several times a week can cause some concern. Please try to carpool to the build site when possible. Please do not park on the neighbors' grass, impede traffic by parking on both sides of the road, or block driveways or mailboxes. We want to ensure the neighborhoods we build in have a positive experience by our presence. We appreciate your assistance with this!
Please be sure to arrive on time to get signed in and for the morning brief. Lunch will be at 11:30, so please plan to pack a lunch or be prepared to purchase one from a local restaurant. HabitatSHR provides bottled water.
There will be portable facilities available at the build site, but there may not be running water, so please keep this in mind.
ReStores: Share your time and talents at one of our two ReStores Tuesday – Saturday with shifts from 10:00-5:00. Can't stay all day? Not a problem, we just ask that you commit a minimum of three hours. Opportunities include sorting household goods, arranging furniture, inventory, and greeting and assisting customers.
For Both Opportunities:
When registering please be sure to watch the safety videos and read the Volunteer Waiver.
Dress in clothing appropriate to the weather. Shorts are acceptable in the summer, but long pants will keep your legs better protected in construction. You must wear closed toe shoes and don't wear something you'd hate to get dirty.
On the construction site, remember construction sites can be muddy. Please have long hair tied up and don't wear dangling jewelry, baggy or loose clothing and leave valuable jewelry at home.
There is no smoking on our property or build sites, please step off the lot if you need to take a smoke break, this includes vapping.
And we ask that you not use your cell phone while working.