BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Rebuilding Together Fox Valley is really about hard-working, compassionate people helping neighbors in need
Welcome to the RTFV volunteer page!
At Rebuilding Together Fox Valley, our volunteers are the backbone of our organization. Together, we accomplish more than home repairs; we preserve affordable homeownership, reduce substandard housing in the community, and improve not just the homes themselves, but the families and surrounding neighborhood as well. When you volunteer, you make a lasting impression on both the people you serve and the people you serve with.
Depending on your interest and skill level, we will place you in a position where you can be most effective - whether you are a professional tradesperson, computer programmer, photographer, graphic designer, or professional organizer, your time and talents are welcomed at RTFV!
Our mission is to position older adults, veterans, and those with disabilities to “Age in Place” which is a desire of 80% of adults age 65+ according to the National Council on Aging. Listed below are the programs that we us to accomplish our mission and provide volunteers, like you, and local companies the opportunity to partner with us.
Second Saturdays – Volunteers gather the second Saturday of each month at 8:00 am and work to complete home modifications and repairs on a number of homes. Volunteers “change a life before lunch” and complete their projects before noon. This initiative is a popular method to give back to the community while still enjoying weekend activities.
Building a Healthy Neighborhood (BaHN) – Building a Healthy Neighborhood is a focused effort of Safe and Healthy Housing in a defined neighborhood association, while also fostering social connectedness, training skilled volunteers, and improving the safety of the neighborhood. Our current BaHN focuses efforts in the West Appleton Neighborhood for a period of three years.
National Rebuilding Day (NRD) – National Rebuilding Day is our largest impact event, bringing together over 200 volunteers each year to make hundreds of home modifications and repairs in over a dozen homes. Businesses and volunteer groups sponsor and volunteer to complete modifications and repairs.
Individual Projects – Businesses, volunteer groups, or faith-based organizations sponsor a project with Rebuilding Together Fox Valley throughout the year, utilizing the opportunity to complete home modifications and repairs as a way to give back to the community while building team cohesion.
Fall Prevention – Falls among older adults are the leading cause of death in Wisconsin, and the number of adults turning 65 will multiply exponentially over the coming decades. The Fall Prevention initiative installs grab bars, adds night lights, installs handrails, and provides tub-transfer benches to help older adults age in place in homes they own.
Clicking on the "Volunteer with Us!" button below will take you to a Google Document. The document will ask you some contact information, your availability, and the assess your skills and/or desire to learn a new skill. Once submitted, a member of the RTFV staff will reach out via phone and/or email to connect with you and discuss next steps.
Thanks for considering RTFV as an organization in which to give back to you local community!
Important guidelines for keeping volunteers/homeowner safe: