Volunteers looking for hands-on, creative work with flexible hours will enjoy helping us out at the ReBuilding Center. Have a live look at the volunteer opportunities currently offered or sign in to manage your schedule.



volunteer applications

Whether you're an individual, with a group, have court mandated hours to fulfill, or are interested in tabling at events around the area, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone. Please fill out the appropriate application for your situation:

Individual Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to our mission. Complete a general volunteer application to start exploring the ways you can get involved.

Group Volunteers

The ReBuilding Center hosts a wide variety of volunteer groups from schools, businesses, churches and more.

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Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities look to engage all members of the community in a valuable experience that can be a welcome addition to your resume and portfolio.

Wood shop Volunteers

Learn more about how to volunteer in our wood shop. You’ll gain hands-on experience with power tools and shop organization while assisting with material preparation for our education classes.


Volunteer Events

 

Join up with like-minded individuals and build that friend base here in your new city! Local volunteers are a vibrant and wonderful part of the Rose City. Meet some new folks and help keep usable materials out of the waste stream. We meet up on the second Friday of every month.

 

Safety

Safety is our number one priority.
We require close-toed shoes and provide the necessary safety goggles and gloves.

Thank you Keen for supplying us with 28 pairs of steel-toed boots for our full-time staff and the 40 pairs for our "Volunteer Boot Library" that service the 40,000 community members since 2014 who put in time at the center and at deconstruction sites, all of which require steel toe footwear.


Individual Volunteer

Volunteers looking for hands-on, creative work with flexible hours will enjoy the Rebuilding Center. Outside of working in our store, we offer a wide array of other volunteer opportunities. As a community building organization, we have inverted the volunteer model and would love to hear how we can serve you and expand your ambitions and skill sets. Do you need to complete community service, court-mandated, school or pre-apprenticeship program hours? We’re here for you. Complete a general volunteer application to start exploring the ways you can get involved.

Need to fulfill court-mandated or pre-apprenticeship hours or any other service learning goals? Fill out the application below.


Group Volunteers

The Rebuilding Center hosts a wide variety of volunteer groups from schools, businesses, churches and more. All group volunteer projects begin with a tour of our facilities and overview of Our United Villages’ programs including The Rebuilding Center, DeConstruction Services, and the Community Legacy Program. Volunteer projects vary from day to day depending on what materials have been donated. Common tasks include: unloading donation carts, sorting and organizing tile, trim, miscellaneous hardware and lighting, and de-nailing lumber. We host groups of anywhere from 5 to 30 people (or larger on a case by case basis). Please complete the Group Volunteer form below at least a week in advance.


Internship Opportunities

The ReBuilding Center promotes the salvage and re-use of building materials. We process over 8 tons of salvaged building materials every day. By keeping these items out of the waste-stream and getting them back out into community, and into the hands of those who need them, we work hard towards a more vibrant and sustainable world. Our Volunteer and Internship opportunities look to engage all members in our community in a valuable experience that can be a welcome addition to your resume and portfolio.


Wood Shop Volunteers

 
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Are you like us - always looking for more excuses to be in the wood shop? Well if so you're in luck! We're always looking for excited volunteers to help us with material preparation. Whether you're a long time dabbler in the art of woodworking or just starting to get interested this is a great opportunity to come in and get some relaxed, hands-on experience with power tools and shop organization. Helping out with material preparation is not only integral to running our classes but also the first step in becoming a TA (another great volunteering opportunity).


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