How you can help
Anyone can volunteer to help. You will get assignments and training that fit with your experience and capabilities. From skilled tradespeople - carpenters, plumbers, electricians, roofers, and others – to the “weekend warriors” who love to work with their hands and energetic novices - all are welcome to join us and get the immense satisfaction of pitching in to preserve and protect our communities.
To be added to our volunteer waiting list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People of all backgrounds and skill levels can offer their time and services through these Rebuilding Together Boston programs:
National Rebuilding Day
On the last Saturday in April, corporate teams and other skilled and unskilled volunteers donate their time, talent, and resources for a "hands-on" day of home or non-profit-facility repairs and renovations.
Offers corporations, service organizations, affinity groups, faith-based organizations and other groups the opportunity to “adopt” a home or non-profit and give back to the community through a day of service.
Safe at Home Program
A person's ability to remain in their home is often determined by health and home accessibility. Rebuilding Together Boston's Safe at Home Program provides safety driven repairs for homeowners who want to improve accessibility, reduce falls, and increase independence in the home.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Rebuilding Together Boston Committee
Contractors, project managers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, or veteran "weekend warriors" with good renovation skills are particularly good matches for the Project Supervisor position.
Project Supervisors are responsible for all technical construction aspects of their sites. They have the skill and experience to help ensure that the scope of work is reasonable and that the skilled labor required for the job is identified. Before the work begins, they visit the site, finalize the scope of work, and provide the RTB office with the list of building materials needed for the required work. On the day of the project they also collaborate with the House Captains to organize and direct the work of the many unskilled volunteers.
Successful House Captains are organized, flexible, energetic, and enjoy working with people. Before any given project, the House Captain visits the assigned site with the Project Supervisor, gets to know the homeowner and family (or non-profit organization), and helps to determine the scope and order of the work.
On the day of the project, the House Captain is the "go-to" person on site, serving as the project manager who makes sure that both the work and the site clean-up are completed as planned. The House Captain also strives to make every RTB volunteer's experience on the job a successful, safe, and enjoyable one.