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Volunteer Opportunities

ReStore Volunteers

Habitat ReStores sell donated gently used merchandise to raise money to buy building materials.

Volunteers help customers, price goods, operate the cash register, and help each store looking its best. Put your customer service, merchandising, decorating skills or construction knoweldge to use! 

No retail experience is necessary -- volunteers are trained and supervised by our staff. 

To volunteer at a ReStore, contact:

  • Jane Ann Wells (Lexington location) by email or by phone at (540) 464-4663 or

  • Forrest Wheelock (Buena Vista location) by email or by phone at (540) 261-5042

Operational Committees

Share your knowledge and expertise and play an active role in guiding the affiliate:

Call us if you are interested in joining one of our operating committees:


  • Building and Land (Selects land and supervises building of homes).

  • Family Partnership (Recruits and supports new homebuyers)

  • Home Repair (Recruits applicants and provides critical repairs)

  • Community Relations (Recruits volunteers and financial resources from community liaisons comprised of church/faith alliances, service organizations, businesses and organizes event planning)



New Home Builds

Both skilled and unskilled volunteers are welcome. You will work side by side with homeowners

as they build their home.  No construction experience is necessary -- just a willingness to learn.  

Our construction staff will teach you on site!

Build shifts:

Tuesday       8:30 am – 12:15 pm;  1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Thursday      8:30 am – 12:15 pm;  1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Friday           9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Saturday      8:30 am – 12:15 pm;  1:15 pm – 5:00 pm

To volunteer on new home builds, contact Leo Decanini

by email or by phone at (571) 259-3145.


Home Repair Program

Repairs are made to homes of low income, often elderly residents, to make their home safe and accessible.  Most projects need several volunteers and are scheduled when needed at the convenience of the homeowner. To volunteer, contact  Steve Neas, Repair Committee Chair.


Learn more HERE!







All Volunteers

  • must be 16 years or older.

  • must complete an Adult Waiver (>18) or Youth Waiver (16-17 years old).

RAHfH Policy on Proselytizing

Volunteers are partners in our work to eliminate poverty housing in our community. You provide labor, which helps us keep costs down — and hopes up.


Rockbridge Area Habitat for Humanity welcomes volunteers, supporters and homebuyers from all backgrounds. Anyone who believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live is welcome to partner with us regardless of race, religion, age, gender or political views.


As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.

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