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, sign up here.
Programs for Volunteers
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.
Special Service Days
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.
Utilizes only skilled labor and offers homeowners and non-profit organizations the opportunity to receive more complex repair and renovation services on a year-round basis.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Site Selection and Management Committee
Construction experience, particularly in renovation, whether you are a "do-it-yourselfer" or professional, is a great asset to this committee. Along with our president and members of our Board, committee members review applications received for RTB's services. If an applicant qualifies, committee members make site visits and determine the feasibility of accepting the recipient and the site for one of RTB's programs.
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.