Albemarle Housing Improvement Program

Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) is a local non-profit working to rehabilitate and improve houses in lower income neighborhoods in the Charlottesville and Albemarle County areas. Volunteers will learn new skills and work hands-on with renovations ranging in size from building decks, emergency and wheelchair ramps, roofing, painting, and much more. Volunteers do not need prior experience as there will be an instructional leader who will help guide them through the various projects.

When?

Students volunteer one shift per week, either*:

  • Thursdays, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Thursdays, 12:30pm-3:30pm
  • Fridays, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Fridays, 12:30pm-3:30pm

*Please note that we will ensure that volunteers are back on Grounds for their 12:30pm or 3:30pm classes.

Where?

Shift locations vary.

 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Charlottesville builds houses for low income families in Charlottesville and has been at the forefront in adapting trailer parks into apartment complexes to create novel mixed income communities. Volunteers will help build a house, learning new skills like siding, flooring, painting, roofing and much more. Volunteers do not need prior experience as there will be an instructional leader who will help guide them through the various projects.

When?

To be determined.

Where?

Shift locations vary.

 

The Habitat Store

Habitat Store sells donations from local businesses and people, which in turn directly helps fund Habitat for Humanity projects in Charlottesville. Tasks vary around the store, from preparing donations to painting or constructing furniture, shelves, and show cases. Volunteers should come equipped with creativity and problem solving skills as the staff is always interested in improvement.

When?

Students volunteer one shift per week on Fridays, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM or 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Where?

1221 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

THE HAVEN: HOUSING2HOME

The Haven is Charlottesville’s Day-Shelter for members of the homeless community. In coordination with The Haven’s housing programs, Housing2Home provides furnishings and basic home goods for formerly homeless individuals who have received short-term subsidized housing. Volunteers will work with Haven staff members to refurbish and/or finish furniture while working with housed individuals to move the furniture into these housing situations.

WHEN?

Students volunteer one shift per week, either:

Fridays, 12:00 PM-2:00 PM and 2:00 PM-4:00 PM

WHERE?

Shift Locations Vary

 

THE HAVEN: HOUSING FINANCE HELPLINE

In coordination with a number of community partners, The Haven has set up a hotline with a single number that those in the community can dial to find the community financial support they need to maintain a stable housing situation. The creation of a single hotline saves community members from frantically contacting several organizations that each have limited amounts of funding available for limited sets of needs. Volunteers will work with community members over the phone to define their particular need and identify an appropriate and available source of funding.

WHEN?

Students volunteer one shift per week, either:

Mondays, 11:00 AM-12:45 PM & 12:15 PM-2:00 PM
Fridays, 11:00 AM-12:45 PM & 12:15 PM-2:00 PM

WHERE?

The Haven at First and Market, 112 Market St. Charlottesville, VA  22902