Below are our current volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering with us, please click the opportunity title and you will be redirected to "letsvolunteer.org" to complete sign up.
We are building a new home on Haiti Street in the town of Warrenton and will kick off another in Remington! Because of volunteers like you, entire neighborhoods grow stronger and transform. Through this transformation, families achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:30-3:30. Rain or shine.
No experience necessary. All necessary tools provided by FHFH.
Join the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity hospitality crew. We take great pride in creating memorable and meaningful volunteer experiences, and as the first people to greet our volunteers on the build site, you will play an imperative role in making sure each day starts off right. Responsibilities include: setting up the registration area, helping build volunteers sign-in and complete required paperwork, welcome volunteers in "Morning Circle" with an introduction to the Habitat mission, and coordinate/provide lunch donation for the day.
Construction Crew Leader: https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=529189
The leadership of volunteers on the construction site is critical to completing our home builds on a budget. Crew leader volunteers will be trained to assist Construction Manager in leading and training construction volunteers as well as learning and passing on the mission of Fauquier Habitat. In addition, they will provide direct supervision of projects and ensure that goals established by the Fauquier Habitat Construction staff are achieved. Experience required. Applicants must pass a skills assessment prior to volunteering.
Location: 617 Frost Avenue Warrenton, VA 20186
When: 4 hour shifts between 10am-6pm Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm Saturday
Donation Pick-up and Processing: https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=477502
Assist with donation drop off and pick-ups, record donor information, unload, test and stage items
Optional: Establish community partnerships to increase quality, donated goods.
Customer Service Hero https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=477428
Guide customers through shopping experience and answering questions, maintain organization and cleanliness of aisles and merchandise
Optional Cashier (requires background check):
Operate the cash register, including handling cash, check, and credit card transactions, answer phone calls
Office Assistant https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=496489
Help at the Habitat Office! There are a variety of different opportunities based on your skill set: Data entry and filing, social media marketing, grant writing and more. Requires background check.
When: 8:30 am-4 pm Monday-Thursday. Hours can be flexible with a minimum of a four-hour commitment each week spread out between 1-5 days a week.
Location: Work from home/98 Alexandria Pike Warrenton, VA 20186
Building Committee https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=226002
Works with Construction Management to efficiently develop and execute strategies in Habitat’s home build and Critical Home Repair programs. The committee meets monthly to address current projects and needs, as well as plan future projects.
Partner Family Advocate https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=226023
Works directly with families after they have been selected to partner with Fauquier Habitat for Humanity. Partner Family Advocates are the principal point of contact with current and prospective homeowner families. The committee works to provide a mutual support system to facilitate the transition to homeownership, including educational opportunities in homeownership and maintenance, family finance, and community resources. Many of our committee members maintain close family-like relationships with their partners throughout their entire experience as Habitat homeowners. The Partner Family Advocate Committee meets as needed. Requires background check.
Partner Selection Committee: https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=226016
In partnership with Fauquier Habitat for Humanity (FHFH) staff, the committee recruits prospective families, screens applications, interviews applicants and their references, visits their current home, assesses readiness and willingness to partner, and recommends applicants for approval into the affiliate’s Partner Family Program. The committee also advises the affiliate on its family selection policies and procedures.
Committee Members will possess knowledge of either the financial review or the home interview processes (though members are encouraged to cross-train). The Partner Selection Committee is charged by the board to make Partner selection recommendations. Periodic training will be held for Partner Selection Committee members so they can stay updated on legal requirements (including the Fair Housing Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and local, state, and federal information), and affiliate operations and activities. Requires Background Check.
Real Estate Acquisition and Development Committee https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=527939
Working in partnership with the Executive Director and in close cooperation with the Building Committee, the committee advises the affiliate on decisions about possible land acquisition and development. Specifically, the committee helps ensure the affiliate can sustain multi-year development planning, consults on the appropriateness of land for development (including price and potential use), offers guidance on planning decisions, and provides feedback on the oversight of project development.
Women Build Leadership: https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=226021
Works to recruit, empower and train women to build simple, decent and affordable homes. This is a unique opportunity to learn construction skills and to build leadership and teamwork skills. If you are not interested in building, that’s ok! We have many other needs that can be filled. Fauquier Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build invites you to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime while making a lasting change in our community. Click here to learn how to join a Women Build team.
Committee Positions Include (more details on sign up page):
- Team Leader (TL)Coordinator: The TL Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment of ten committed Team Leaders and for the coordination of the necessary communication to connect and support the Team Leaders for success.
- Crew Leader (CL) Coordinator: Crew Leaders are build site volunteers that are specifically trained on certain build tasks and comfortable training and leading small teams of 5-7 volunteers on a specific task.
- Food Donor Coordinator: The food donor coordinator is responsible for recruiting, cultivating, and retaining food donation providers that will prepare morning snacks, beverages, and lunches for the Women Build site volunteers.
- Build Site Experience Coordinator: The Build Site Experience Coordinator will recruit the team of non-building volunteers to serve as Site Hosts and Photographers at the build site during the Women Build event.
- Design/Marketing Coordinator: strictly adhering to the Habitat for Humanity branding guidelines, the Design/Marketing Coordinator will create print and digital collateral pieces to connect the community to the opportunities to join and support Fauquier Habitat.
Faith Relations: https://www.letsvolunteer.org/need/detail/?need_id=226010
Are you interested in helping us establish and maintain strong relationships with local congregations? We need your help to engage members to support projects and promote our mission of making safe and affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our community. Activities include public speaking and leading discussions of Habitat's goals and activities, keeping the church committee active and coordinating the participation of individual congregations.
When Margaret Clarke moved to Virginia twenty years ago, she thought volunteering would be a good way to meet people while helping others in need. She immediately began volunteering in the community, starting with Fauquier Hospital, then volunteering for six years with the local chapter of the Red Cross and limited hours with Hospice of the Rapidan. She spoke of her time, “I learned a lot over those years...what to do and not do. It was an enlightening experience.” When the Red Cross closed in 2006, she attended a Fauquier Habitat for Humanity volunteer orientation. She learned about its mission and met other volunteers, who have become close friends.
Soon after her introduction to Fauquier Habitat, leadership proposed forming a committee to discuss the possibilities of opening a Habitat ReStore. The store would sell donated items to raise funds to build more homes. Margaret, along with Bob Towle and Linda Stouffer, volunteered. “We worked for a few years to develop it, visiting other ReStores throughout the state to see what they were doing and meeting with the managers to learn as much as possible. Everyone (the other ReStores) was happy to help us. That's what I love about nonprofits, everyone is serving the larger mission together.” Once the store location was secured on Frost Avenue, they worked to create the Fauquier Habitat ReStore. Margaret continues to help with ReStore operations to the present day.
Additionally, Margaret has served in other roles as a volunteer with Fauquier Habitat, such as fundraising and building with Women Build, advocating as a Fauquier Habitat ambassador to the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout her many years of service, she helped build many homes. Yet, she says the most impactful experience is working with future homeowners and listening to their stories. Margaret reflected on the home dedication events as “a must for all” to attend and speaks of the experience as “humbling." You don’t realize how lucky you are until you hear the stories of past lives (of the new homeowner). You recognize we take it all for granted, and we shouldn’t. Then, to see someone give the new homeowner a key to their new dream home, this is when the event hits you...tears of joy.
Attending a dedication is one of the best experiences you can have. It drives you to serve the mission.” Referring to the first dedication that she ever attended, “all neighbors in the small community came together and filled the cabinets with food and bought new cycles for the children. The homeowner was overwhelmed with joy.”
Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is forever grateful for Margaret’s dedication to its mission to build homes, community and hope. She and fellow longtime volunteers have made this organization what it is today. Margaret concluded, “Being a volunteer is a wonderful experience. You meet some lovely people with the same purpose in mind, regardless of their backgrounds, all volunteers are equal. It is extremely satisfying.”