What Will YOU Build?

Volunteers Measuring Wood Blocks

Want to build something more than just a house? Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley has GOOD NEWS for you!

Here at Habitat, if you want to help build on our construction sites, there is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

If you have a willing heart and a desire to learn*, Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley’s Construction Team wants YOU! Staff members and skilled volunteers will happily guide you through what it takes to help a family in the Habitat program build their future home.

At Habitat, there is a job for everyone, so even if something on the daily task list seems daunting, our Construction Team will find a job for you.

*All volunteers on Habitat construction sites must be age 16 and older.  Any court-ordered community service must be pre-approved.  Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator directly at volunteer@habitat-roanoke.org

**If you have a group that would like to schedule, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitat-roanoke.org

***If you are interested in volunteering in the Habitat ReStore, please CLICK HERE

Thank you!

Current Volunteer Sign-up Sheets

Title Start Date End Date Open Spots
Help Build the Future Home of the Warren Family February 1, 2020 October 3, 2020 9
Help Build the Future Home of the Guevara Family June 10, 2020 October 31, 2020 30
Help Build the Future Home of the Steelman Family July 24, 2020 November 21, 2020 48
Help Build the Future Home of the Ochua Family August 26, 2020 November 7, 2020 32

Habitat’s Core Group of Volunteers: The Builder’s Club

The heart of the Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley Volunteer Program is a core group of builders referred to as “The Builders Club.” Builders Club members are volunteers who come out to work with Habitat each Wednesday and Saturday that they can.  Some start out with a significant amount of construction experience and others come only with an open heart and an interest in learning all about our building process.

All members are on our emailing list and receive information detailing the work scheduled for each build day. Additionally, Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley celebrates these dedicated volunteers every quarter with special social events as well as a 20% discount at the Habitat ReStore. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Builder’s Club, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@habitat-roanoke.org

Habitat Roanoke Builders Lifting A Wall

Construction work group photo

Woman Volunteer Holding and Measuring Siding

“I enjoy the ‘community’ and  the way we function well in cooperation with others. It is a real pleasure to join with like-minded friends to build and also to share life experiences. As a retiree, our build days are an opportunity to continue a lifetime of association and sharing with comrades…sort of an extension of our old work, but now fortunately just from the neck down.”

-Buster Jones, Builders Club Member (front and center in suspenders)

“I had wanted to help build houses with Habitat for several years, but was uncomfortable that I’d be the only woman and not have the skills necessary. Oh, I have worked on my own house installing hardwood floors, fixing window sills that had dry rotted, installed baseboards, etc. and I have used power tools all my life, but that doesn’t make me ‘qualified’ to build with Habitat…or so I thought. 

This past May, I saw a notice for a “Womens Build” and figured that was the ticket, so I signed up. After volunteering on that build I was hooked. I set aside every Wednesday as my day and if I could swing it, I’d do Saturdays, too.”

-Penny Bryarly, Builders Club Member