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When can I join Rebuilding Together South Sound at a volunteer project?

National Rebuilding Day is our annual volunteer event hosted on the last Saturday of April. We leverage the skills and knowledge of trusted contractors with the energy of hundreds of volunteers from our sponsor companies and community organizations to complete home repair projects for 20 of our neighbors in need. Volunteer sign up for National Rebuilding Day is open from late February to March 31st every year. Priority spots go to sponsor company volunteers.

We also offer monthly [Re]Builds from April through November, typically on a Saturday. These projects tend to be smaller, targeted repairs through our Safe at Home program and are great projects to join if you would like to build your construction skills. Our two largest volunteer days are RampUp at the end of October and Veterans Day in November. We welcome skilled contractors to complete projects on their own schedule or new sponsor teams to contact us to create a great team building event on a day that works for you.

Please note - at this time, we do not have capacity to support time-bound volunteering for graduation requirements or court orders. We would recommend looking up volunteer opportunities using the United Way of Pierce County's volunteer search.

Sign ups for our monthly [Re]Builds are ongoing. Ideally, volunteers are signed up at least 3 weeks before the start of a project so that we can plan to have you on site.
If you're a skilled contractor, please sign up here.
If you're a general [Re]Builder, please sign up here.
If you want to check out our available volunteer projects, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

2024 [Re]Build Days


Project Focus

April 27th 

  National Rebuilding Day  

May 18th   

  Rebuilding Day Punch List  

June 29th

Summer [Re]Build

July 27th

  Summer [Re]Build  

August 24th

Summer [Re]Build

October 26th


  November 9th  

Veteran's Day [Re]Build



What should I expect when I volunteer with Rebuilding Together South Sound?

Have fun, be safe, learn a new skill, and (most of all) make a difference for a neighbor in need! 

You can expect to get an email ahead of the project day with the site address, basic information about the homeowner, and the scope of work. Most projects kick off at 8 AM and last until 4 or 5 PM. We ask volunteers to arrive a little before 8 to get checked in, throw on their new I Am A [Re]Builder shirt, and enjoy some coffee while we talk about the work we'll be completing that day.

If you have tools, it's a great idea to label them with your name and bring them along with you. The House Captain will talk through the project, assign tasks, and get you started. Lunch is typically provided around noon. It's always great to connect with the homeowner if you have a few minutes to chat and say hello!

Why volunteer with Rebuilding Together South Sound?

Joining us to ensure safe homes and communities for every person means joining a whole crew of people working towards the same goal. We call ourselves [Re]Builders. You'll learn new skills or share what you know with others. You'll make connections with neighbors and coworkers you didn't anticipate. You'll learn more about your community and help make it a better place for everyone to live. We think some of our [Re]Builders say it best; here's what they have to say.

"I am a [Re]Builder because it is a great way to connect with our neighbors. Not everyone has the means to maintain their homes, but everyone has a story. Through Rebuilding Together, we are better able to learn these stories and engage in the communities we live in."
Tam N.
"It is an endurably gratifying and humbling experience to spend a day or two doing a simple repair or improvement and to witness the enormous impact that this simple act has for someone with less means or experience than me. My investment of a few hours changes the lives of my neighbors for days, months, and years of their lives. I do this because it takes very little from me to make an enormous difference for someone else."
Andy S. 
“Being a [Re]Builder means strengthening our community and our community’s infrastructure through acts of service. I am a [Re]Builder because I believe enjoying and having safe access all parts of one’s home should be a standard in our region, and I, along with my company are able to give back to the community that gives so much to us.”
Caitlin D.

How can my company get involved with your work?

We would love to host a [Re]Build day with your company. Local companies like yours are a key part of our work and through sponsorship of a [Re]Build day, you can change a local homeowner's life. We have sponsorships available for the following projects:

National Rebuilding Day is our annual volunteer event hosted on the last Saturday of April. We leverage the skills and knowledge of trusted contractors with the energy of hunderes of volunteers from our sponsor companies and community organizations to complete home repair projects for 20 of our neighbors in need. Sponsor teams join volunteer contractors to create an impactful, transformative day of service.

RampUp! - Each October, volunteers head to local homes to build wheelchair ramps for our neighbors in need. These ramps truly transform the lives of these homeowners; they can freely leave their homes for doctor's appointments, visits with family, and trips to the store.

Veterans [Re]Builds - Each November, we honor our local veterans by having a [Re]Build day just for them. Teams work with contractors to provide home modifications and repairs for local low-income veterans. Each February, we host Valentines with Veterans to continue to honor those who have served.

She Builds - You and your company can create real change for women in our community. She Builds provides home modifications and repairs for a low-income woman-lead household while giving female community members home repair training. This gives women the confidence and skills necessary to maintain safe and healthy homes.

Find out more about sponsorship levels by checking out our Become a Partner page or emailing Kim Taylor at ktaylor@rebuildingtogetherss.org.

Who should I contact if I still have questions?

Email our office at volunteer@rebuildingtogetherss.org or call 253-238-0977 and we'll do our best to assist you!

Join us as a [Re]Builder today!