Home Build Volunteers

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

Action Team: Home Build Volunteers


Marissa Dimitrion and Mary Robinson work together to build a home in Mandeville, LA in March of 2016 (Image Credit: Rebecca Tumm)

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 16 years old. Youth ages 16 and 17 must be 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. 

Location Arrival/Departure Dates Airport Cost Availability
Houston, TX June 11-16 Houston, TX $450 Open
Houston, TX July 16-21 Houston, TX $450 Open
Houston, TX July 23-28 Houston, TX $450 Open
Houston, TX August 13-18 Houston, TX $450 Open

If you are registered for a previously scheduled build not listed here, please fill out the application at the bottom.

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 Dan Christopulos, US Country Representative at usprograms@iocc.org or 667-401-7989.

Please note that more dates will be added. Keep checking back if none of these work for you!

If you have a group of 10 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.

APPLY TO JOIN A HOME BUILD TEAM NOW