Here's How to Get Involved

Community Service Volunteers for Court
We accept ONLY nonviolent, no sexual, and no larceny offenses. All volunteers seeking hours for court, whether lawyer recommended or court ordered, must complete an intake prior to registering to volunteer and all hours must be completed at our Norfolk ReStore location.

Letters will not be provided to those who do not first complete an intake.

For more information and to schedule an intake email: volunteer@shrhabitat.org

Construction Volunteer Orientation
Please note you will need to attend an in person orientation before registering to volunteer in construction.

Group leaders should also attend an orientation, however we recognize that this may not be possible for everyone. Please email volunteer@shrhabitat.org for alternative to an in person group orientation. 

Previous construction volunteers should take orientation as well, but we can waive this requirement on a case by case basis. Please email us at the email above for more information and include your full name so we can determine if we can waive orientation. 


Orientations will take place the the 1st Wednesday evening at 5:30 and the 3rd Saturday morning at 9:30 of every month.


To register for orientation click below:

Construction Volunteer Orientation

You generally must be 18 to volunteer in Construction. We do have dates open to those 16 and above to volunteer WITH their parents, so please keep an eye on the schedule for these periodic events. 

Those 16 and older may volunteer in the ReStore with a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian (see below) returned to: volunteer@shrhabitat.org

Click on icon to request a letter of hours volunteered or to download our Youth Waiver required for those volunteers 16-18 not volunteering with a parent or legal guardian

Volunteer Hour Request Form

Download our Youth Waiver

There are many ways to become involved with Habitat SHR:

For more information on each of these opportunities or to locate a schedule for construction or the ReStores, click on the bolded, linked opportunity name.

  • Help build a house with Construction, no experience necessary, we provide tools and guidance.  

  • Assist in our ReStores, our thrift stores where we sell furniture, appliances and building supplies.

  • Join our Ambassador, Red Hat or Blue Hat Programs and become even more involved with one of our Long Term
    Volunteer Programs.

  • Join the Women Build Club and help support building affordable housing in South Hampton Roads

  • Youth too young to volunteer in person on our build sites or in our ReStore can still support our mission. Youth Volunteering lists several ways youth groups, families and schools can help. 

Help as an Event Logistics Volunteer for Frontline Heroes Build
October 11-15, 2021

We need photographers, first aid help, and volunteers to help keep the event running smoothly. Click below for the schedule

Cans for Cash

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Help Habitat SHR win a $10K Grant from Novelis Aluminum! 

Bring your empty aluminum cans by our offices at 900 Tidewater Drive  and we will take them to the recycling center for cash and hopefully earn another $10K with your help.

For more information contact: Volunteer@shrhabitat.org


Habitat SHR is proud to be a Presidential Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization