Home Build Volunteers

When you join an IOCC home build, you're helping neighbors in need across disaster-affected areas.

Home Build Volunteers

IOCC’s Disaster Response Teams are back in action, mobilizing volunteers to respond to disasters across the country. Read our FAQ to learn how IOCC is keeping our teams and those they serve safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


IOCC’s 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 to 12 months after a disaster, and IOCC teams sometimes keep coming back for years, depending on the need. These home build teams often work with IOCC partners, like Habitat for Humanity, Saint Bernard Project (SBP), Team Rubicon, and Volusia Interfaith Agencies Networking in Disaster (VIND).


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 duly authorized group leader.

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 reach out to  Krista Hamann, US Administrative Project Assistant, at volunteercoordinator@iocc.org or 667.331.9812.

To learn more or organize a group of 5 or more people, please contact us at volunteercoordinator@iocc.org.

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 “Home Build Registration” in your memo line)
  • Call 877.803.4622 to make a credit card donation by phone

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

Upcoming Home Builds:

  • St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, May 24-29
  • St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, May 31-June 5
  • St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, June 7-12
  • St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, June 14-19
  • St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, June 21-27

Sign up HERE.