Volunteers

Upcoming Opportunities - We need your help!

 

Outreach Volunteer (Fall 2016)

We are very excited to be attending several community outreach events this year, but we need your help to further our impact in Dutchess County! Events such as fairs, festivals, and picnics help us to spread the word about our organization and to educate individuals who may not be aware of our services. This is a great opportunity to dedicate time to a local organization serving our neighbors in need! Immediate need is as follows:

October 30:    Dutchess Community College Car Show            12:00 to 5:00

November 5:    Thriving in Rhinebeck (Rhinebeck High School)    8:00 to 12:30

November 5:    Veterans Appreciation Day (FDR Presidential Library)    10:00 to 1:00

If you are interested in volunteering at any outreach events, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Coin Drop Volunteer (Fall 2016) *Date Change*

Volunteers are needed to help collect donations and advertise with signage on Saturday, October 22. The day will be split into three shifts: 7 am - 10 am, 10 am - 1 pm, 1 pm - 4 pm. The Coin Drop will occur at the intersection of Route 44 and Overlook Road.

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Volunteer Application online and select "Outreach Event - Coin Drop" under the "project" drop-down. You may specify your preferred shift time in the "I prefer to work with the following group or person" field.

Light It Up Volunteer (Fall 2016)

We are beginning a new program to help increase safety and reduce crime in our community. Rebuilding Together Dutchess County is looking to install motion-activated solar-powered lights at no cost to the homeowner in small communities of need.

Volunteers are needed to help install these lights during a pilot program on our Fall Rebuilding Day, October 22nd. Not only is this a great opportunity to make an immediate impact on a neighborhood and the safety of its residents, it is also a chance for volunteers to get involved in a community service project.

A fully implemented program is expected for the 2017 program year - we will target Light It Up installation days on both of our regularly scheduled Rebuilding Days (April and October) with a goal of serving 100 homeowners in total.

If you are interested in volunteering with this program, please fill out our Volunteer Application online and select "Light It Up Pilot Program" under the "project" drop-down.

Fire Safety Program Volunteer (Fall 2016)

Volunteers will engage households to provide fire safety and prevention education as well as assess exiting smoke/carbon monoxide detectors and replace and/or install new detectors where needed. Our goal is to provide fire prevention, preparedness, and safety services for 100 low-income households in Dutchess County in 2017 through this program.

An initial program day will occur on October 29, engaging volunteers to provide fire safety and prevention services for 10-20 low-income households within the City of Poughkeepsie.

To volunteer for this program, please fill out our Volunteer Application online and select "Fire Safety Pilot Program" under the "project" drop-down.

Your Help Matters.

Rebuilding Together Dutchess County preserves homeownership for our neighbors in need, especially seniors, persons with disabilities, and veterans by making essential repairs and modifications at no cost. But, none of that is possible without YOU. Volunteers are the backbone of Rebuilding Together and everybody on the work site contributes greatly to the success of the workday. There is always plenty to do for all of our volunteers regardless of skill set. However, if a house needs plumbing, electrical work, a new roof or heating system, we rely on the generosity of very skilled volunteers.

We need your help with community events throughout the year. Volunteers can make a life-changing difference for someone who is unaware of our services.  We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help further the mission of RTDC.

Some Fun Reasons You Should Volunteer:

  • Helping others.
  • Making new friends.
  • Building self-confidence.
  • Gaining personal growth.
  • Giving something back to the community.
  • Sharing talents, abilities, and experiences.
  • Learning new skills.

 

WHO?

Anyone 16 years of age or older who has the desire to help. No special skills required - you will be teamed up with a skilled House Captain for your project. Skilled volunteers typically take leadership roles on our projects and are essential to our success.

WHAT?

Help make cost-free repairs to the homes of our low-income, senior, and physically challenged neighbors.

WHEN?

Our largest projects occur on our Rebuilding Days on the last Saturday of April and fourth Saturday in October. These projects are designed to be a one-day commitment. Up to 20 projects may be scheduled on a single Rebuilding Day.

HOW?

Please join our email list (to the right) to hear about volunteer opportunities and receive our e-newsletter.

 

To register as a volunteer for 2016 Fall Rebuilding Day, please reach out to your House Captain or Volunteer Coordinator directly.