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, either:

  • Fridays, 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where?

1221 Harris Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902