Volunteers are the heart of Rebuilding Together!

How We work

Rebuilding Days

Our signature Rebuilding Day projects change lives in a single day.  Groups of volunteers affiliated with our corporate sponsors complete multiple repairs on one dedicated work day, under the direction of an experienced House Captain.

We host one Rebuilding Day in the spring and another in the fall, helping 20 to 50 homeowners at a time! The scope of work varies by home, but each project improves the homeowner’s safety, comfort and independence. 

Learn more about sponsoring Rebuilding Together and participating on Rebuilding Day here.

Rebuilding Together Express

RT Express volunteers work year-round to provide home modifications and minor repairs for homeowners. In partnership with our staff, the RTE volunteers can be found nearly every Tuesday and Thursday installing hand rails and grab bars, fixing tripping hazards, making porch repairs, and prepping for upcoming Rebuilding Day projects. 

Learn more about volunteering with RT Express here.

Contracted Repairs

Grant funding provides support for much-needed safety and home repair projects that are beyond the scope of what we would normally ask volunteers to accomplish.

Examples include roof repair, HVAC replacement, tuck pointing, or major electrical and plumbing work. 

Skilled Labor Volunteers

Many Labor organizations in St. Louis also participate in our major repair program and they provide skilled labor in conjunction with Rebuilding Day projects in the spring.  On those days, trade union members provide hundreds of volunteer hours, tools and materials, and provide vital home repairs to our neighbors!