Every Volunteer Makes a Difference

You can help Hanover and King William families build a foundation for a happier, more stable life. Whether you’re looking to volunteer on a regular basis or be hands-on for a special project, we have a rewarding opportunity for you!

Descriptions for each volunteer area are in the tabs below. Click the “Sign Up To Volunteer” button if you are ready to volunteer!

Sign-Up Now to Volunteer

Every Volunteer Makes a Difference

You can help Hanover and King William families build a foundation for a happier, more stable life. Whether you’re looking to volunteer on a regular basis or be hands-on for a special project, we have a rewarding opportunity for you!

Descriptions for each volunteer area are in the tabs below.  Click the “Volunteer” button if you are ready to volunteer!

Sign-Up Now to Volunteer

The ReStore is located at 7199 Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  It sells donated materials as a self-sustaining funding source to help build affordable homes in Hanover and King William Counties.

Volunteer tasks include inspecting donations, cleaning and pricing incoming items, straightening and cleaning displays, and providing assistance to customers. Volunteers receive training and work with a ReStore staff member until they are comfortable working alone. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. We have shifts Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:00 am-1:00 pm OR 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; Individuals wanting to work the entire day can sign up for both shifts.
Individuals are asked to use our volunteer portal to sign up for shifts.

Groups and individuals come together for a day of work on a construction job site, working on a home of an individual or family who will be purchasing an affordable home.  

    • Individuals must be at least 16 years old.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Groups of friends, coworkers, or organizations are asked to keep their groups to a maximum of 10.
    • If you have a larger group, let’s talk about a special project!  Contact Amanda Gunter at 804-569-6108 x104.

Here is some basic information for each workday with us.

    • Construction is from 8:30am – 3:30pm.  No one will be able to come and go during the day.
    • Please wear appropriate clothing to the worksite. Baggy clothes, open toe-shoes, or jewelry can create safety hazards on a construction site. Keep the weather in mind!  Rain will make the site muddy, so plan accordingly.
    • Lunch is not provided, so please bring a packed lunch. There will be a 30-minute break for lunch usually around 11:30 am.  Please do not leave the worksite during this time.
    • Please do not use your cell phones on the site, unless there is an emergency. Volunteering on an active construction site requires everyone’s full attention!
    • We provide safety and protective equipment. If you have work gloves that you like to use and fit well, we suggest bringing them.

Those interested in volunteering at a home build, are asked to visit our volunteer portal to sign up for a workday.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Amanda Gunter, Director of Community Engagement, by email or call 804-569-6108 x104.

Our recycling crew is a very unique program for Hanover and King William Habitat. Each week, volunteers gather to help disassemble old or broken appliances to collect metals as well as collect and sell aluminum cans. Selling metals brings an additional income stream to help build affordable homes and make repairs in Hanover and King William. Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

When: Tuesdays weekly, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (flexible schedule)
Where: ReStore, 7199 Stonewall Parkway Mechanicsville, VA 23111

In-Kind Donations and Pro-Bono Services are goods & professional services given voluntarily to help an organization offset costs. It can help us build capacity without increasing our operating expenses.

In addition to the specific opportunities listed here, you may have a specific skill set or professional expertise that could be beneficial to fulfilling our vision of providing everyone a decent place to live.  Please contact Amanda Gunter to discuss ways to engage with Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity!

Volunteers are asked to create housewarming gift baskets – either made of maintenance, kitchen, cleaning, or gardening supplies. They are intended to be given to our homeowners when they move into their new homes and help start their new chapter. These gift baskets are another way to give them a hand up in their new homes. Individuals or small groups are welcome to contribute. Sign up online.

Individuals are needed to help with basic office needs in the administrative offices.  Duties could include data entry, mailings, research, printing, and other clerical tasks as needed.

At this time, we are looking for individuals we can call on when we need help.

When: Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm (as needed, with a flexible schedule)
Where: Administrative Offices, 7193 F Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Supervisor: Director of Community Engagement

Court-Ordered & Pre-Court Community Service

Individuals interested in serving court-ordered community services may complete their hours with Hanover and King William Habitat.  Individuals may also volunteer before a court date to help in their proceedings.

The volunteer MUST notify Hanover and King William Habitat of their intent beforehand, or hours worked will not be counted. Call or email Amanda Gunter.

Hanover and King William Habitat CANNOT accept any court-ordered or pre-court community service for any of the following:

  • Any form of theft (burglary, larceny, petty theft, coercion, fraud, forgery, etc.)
  • Any violent crime (assault, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Any sex crime (rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure, etc.)

This may not be an exhaustive list.  Hanover and King William Habitat reserves the right to refuse any charges that conflict with the organization’s mission and vision.

Community Service for School (credit or non-credit courses)

Hanover and King William Habitat can take individuals or groups requiring community services hours for school or community organizations.  Hours worked can be from any of the available volunteer opportunities.

Steps:

Individuals wanting to work their court or pre-court hours at Hanover and King William Habitat for Humanity, MUST contact Amanda Gunter or call 804-569-6108 x104.  If Habitat is not notified BEFORE volunteering of their intent and disclose their charge and number of required hours, an individual’s hours may be forfeited.

If an individual is requiring an official document as proof of their hours worked, the organization would need 48 hours notice before their due date.  We are able to print out a timesheet report, write a letter on official letterhead or notarize a document. Email Amanda Gunter if you need these things.