Habitat volunteers contribute more than muscle. Creativity, strategy, and technical skills are among the many invaluable traits volunteers bring to the organization. With a minimal staff, Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park depends upon volunteers for support with Family Selection, Public Relations, Construction Skills Training, and Volunteer Services. We also offer opportunities in our ReStore, a building materials recycling center.
We invite volunteers to help us rehab and repair homes, assist in the office, work in the ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization. Time commitments vary; some volunteers dedicate every day of the week to Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park and others spend just a few hours each month working on projects or in the ReStore. As a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park, you can choose to volunteer as little or as often as you would like. All of these positions are a tremendous help that directly or indirectly result in the construction of simple, decent homes.
To register as a volunteer or to sign up for a volunteer date, please visit our Volunteer Calendar .
To volunteer for any of our sites (Construction or ReStore), individuals must be, aged 16 and over.
Need help using the calendar?
You'll need to sign up as an individual before you can register, use this step-by-step guide to help you.
If you'd like to create a group you can use this guide to help you through the process.
Now that you've created a group use this guide to sign them up for an opportunity.
Where we need your help:
Restore*: Individuals, businesses and contractors donate building materials and furniture to the ReStore and the donations are resold to the general public at a 40% to 90% discount off retail prices. The proceeds help us help more families. As a volunteer, you would help receive donations, prep them for resale and provide customer service.
Restore Pickup*: Help us pick up donations in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park. This requires lifting items that may be more than 50lbs.
Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI): The Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) program is where volunteers from neighborhood groups, businesses, churches and community agencies provide exterior work for low-income homeowners who are challenged by age, disability, or circumstance.
Home Repairs*: We are currently working with existing homeowners to make exterior repairs to their homes. We focus on repairs such as; roofs, shingles, windows, fences, doors, gutters, siding, fascia, etc.
Rehab* : Because land is so expensive in our area it is more affordable for us to purchase foreclosures, rehab them, and then sell them to our partner families. If you sign up for a rehab you could be doing work such as: painting, caulking, carpet removal, landscaping, installing appliances and light fixtures, laying tile, etc.
Critical Home Repairs/Critical Home Repairs for Veterans* : We are working with existing homeowners to make extensive repairs to their homes. If you sign up for a Critical Home Repair you could be doing work such as replacing a roof, windows, doors, plumbing, heating and air conditioning.
Lunches: We are always in need of groups to supply lunches for all of the work days listed on the calendar. This might be a lunch that you put together for our volunteers or one you get donated! Please plan to bring lunches to the worksite between 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. and email [ email ] the day before for an accurate headcount.
(*must be aged 16 and over to volunteer)
The Big Day of Serving 2012
Bristoe Station was the location for the Big Day of Serving, formerly known as 1 By Youth, on May 5, 2011. Habitat for Humanity collected donations for the ReStore in an effort to education the community about the importance of recycling.
Keep checking back to find out the 2013 site for the project that Habitat PWC helped launch in partnership with the City of Manassas. The City of Manassas won “State Neighborhood Youth Effort of the Year” for the national pilot 1 By Youth project that took place last year on April 24, 2010, in the Georgetown South neighborhood. This year 1 By Youth participants will build a community garden and gazebo, will renovate playground equipment and will provide repairs to four homes in the community!
Untitled from Jennifer Collins on Vimeo.
When the City of Manassas was chosen as the national pilot site for the first-ever "1 By Youth" neighborhood makover project, Neighborhood Services Manager Kisha Wilson-Sogunro chose the Georgetown South Community as a project site. Habitat for Humanity participated in planning and implementation of this massive, one-day neighborhood makeover where 1200 volunteers from Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland joined forces to paint fences, mulch playgrounds, build walkways, and paint swingsets. A 12-minute video, “Georgetown South: Community at a Crossroads” was produced by Kayt Jonsson, a graduate film student and Casey Nitsch, an undergraduate student in Anthropology, for their Documentary Storytelling class, led by Professor Nina Shapiro-Perl at American University.
To volunteer as an individual with Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park, please visit our Volunteer Calendar . If you have not registered, you may get to the registration page there.
To create a volunteer group with Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park, please visit our Volunteer Calendar , select the "I am a Group Leader scheduling my group" button, click on a date for which you'd like to volunteer and you will be directed to the group registration page.
If you are already registered as a volunteer with our affiliate, please update your Volunteer Waiver. Please download the appropriate form, sign and date it, and submit it by [ e-mail ] , fax (703-393-2878) or mail to Habitat for Humanity, Prince William County, Manassas & Manassas Park, P.O. Box 3111, Manassas, VA 20110.
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