Home Build Volunteers

By participating in an Orthodox Home Build, you can help neighbors in need in disaster-affected areas.

Action Team: Home Build Volunteers

IOCC’s Orthodox Home Build teams support long-term recovery after disasters, because communities affected by these catastrophes often face great need long after the crisis has passed.

As a home build volunteer, you can help families rebuild! Work usually starts 6-12 months after a disaster, and IOCC teams sometimes keep coming back for years, depending on the need. These home build teams are often in partnership with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Disaster Recovery Support Initiative (DRSI).

Requirements:

You don’t need to be skilled – just energetic!
You must be at least 18 years old, but on some builds youth ages 16 and 17 may participate if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or an adult with power-of-attorney.

Your Commitment as a Home Build Volunteer:

You must provide your own transportation to/from the build city.

Included in volunteer contribution costs:
All local transportation, housing, food, equipment, and site supervision.

More details about each location will be communicated upon registration. In the meantime, if you have questions about a specific build or builds in general, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions or reach out to  Alexis Rouches, US Administrative Project Assistant at volunteercoordinator@iocc.org or 612-454-9452.

Date Location Price Other
January 6-11, 2020 Daytona Beach, FL $100 18+
March 30 – April 4, 2020 Houston, TX $100 16+
June 15-20, 2020 Houston, TX $100 16+

To learn more about these specific build dates, please contact volunteercoordinator@iocc.org.

If you have a group of 5 or more and would like to organize a build, please contact us at usprograms@iocc.org with potential dates.

If you have already applied and wish to remit payment, you may:

  • Pay online
  • Send a check to IOCC, 110 West Road, Suite 360, Baltimore, MD 21204 (please include “IOCC Action Team” in your memo line)
  • Call toll free at 1-877-803-4622 to make a credit card donation over the phone

Your application will not be complete until payment is received. Full payment is due 30 days before departure.

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