Volunteer Information

What is the workday like?

Rebuilding Together works rain or shine, generally from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In the event that severe weather prevails, team captains will notify volunteers and work will be postponed to the pre-scheduled “rain day.”

What does a typical project day schedule look like?

8-8:30 a.m:  Volunteer registration and project orientation
12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.:  Lunch
4:00 p.m.: Jobsite cleanup begins

What type of work will I be doing?

Working with skilled craftsmen, our volunteers do a little bit of everything. A job can be found for every skill level, including:

Installing insulation
Replacing windows
Replacing appliances
Installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Installing outdoor security lights
Installing handicapped ramps
Electrical and plumbing upgrades
Wall repair
Roof repair
General maintenance
And more

 Should I bring lunch?

All volunteers will be provided with water and a t-shirt. Restroom facilities will be available on site.  Volunteers who are part of a sponsored team or who are participating on a main Rebuilding Day (one Saturday in the spring and one Saturday in the fall) will be provided with lunch.

 Should I bring tools?

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has a limited number of tools available.  We would appreciate if you have tools you are willing to bring to the work site. Please mark them clearly. Rebuilding Together Twin Cities cannot be responsible for any loss. Power tools must be in safe working order (with all guards in place). 

Do I need to bring safety equipment?

Safety equipment and first aid kits are at all work sites.  If you have your own equipment such as gloves, safety glasses or hearing protection, please to bring them.  Be sure your tetanus shot is up-to-date. Adults need a booster every 10 years.  If you have a medical condition that may require attention such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, heart problems, etc., please be sure alert the House Captain when you register at the job site.

Can children volunteer?

Because power tools are often present on the work site, the minimum volunteer age is 14 years old. Youth ages 14 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult and there must be at least one adult per every four youth.