Are you looking for a corporate team building experience in Howard County? Do you want to involve your employees in volunteerism and provide a rewarding experience of giving back to the community?
Rebuilding Together Howard County offers corporate team building experiences with the added bonus of helping your community in the process. As a Home Builder, Neighborhood Builder or Community Builder sponsor, you have the opportunity to participate in a volunteer work day. A work day is a scheduled day where your team will help a member of the community or a community center with vital home repairs in order to keep the space safe and healthy.
A National Organization
Rebuilding Together Howard County is a local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with over 130 affiliates helping repair homes, revitalize communities, and rebuild lives.
Here in Howard County, RTHC has provided home repairs to over 980 homes and community centers to help revitalize our community. For more information on RTHC, visit our About Us page.
What is a RTHC Work Day?
A work day is a volunteer opportunity for your group (typically 15-20 people) to get involved with Rebuilding Together Howard County and directly impact the lives of our neighbors in need. We work with your organization to gauge the size and skill-level of your team in order to pick a project. A project is selected from our pool of applicants and we schedule your work day. Oftentimes, corporate sponsors participate in Rebuilding Day, a national rebuild effort on the last Saturday in April, but an alternate date can be arranged.
Preparing for Work Day
Prior to your work day, RTHC staff will help you prepare to have a successful team building experience. First, assign a ‘House Captain’ from your organization to be the main point of contact for the work day. The House Captain will work with RTHC staff to evaluate the tasks for work day, organize volunteers, and order materials. RTHC staff can also help with a project safety presentation to share with your volunteers.
Work days typically last from around 9:00am – 3:00pm, depending on the scope of the project. Breakfast and lunch are not provided during a work day, but can be arranged. We recommend bringing coolers with ice and cases of water for your team.
Your team will meet at the project location and the House Captain will brief the volunteers on a plan for the day. Then the fun begins! We recommend planning times for breaks and lunch throughout the day.
Frequently Asked Questions about Work Days
How old do volunteers have to be?
The minimum age of volunteers with RTHC is 14 years old.
What should volunteers wear?
Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes. We also recommend long pants.
Do volunteers have to bring their own tools?
Volunteers do not have to worry about bringing their own tools, safety equipment or materials for work day. These items are included in your sponsorship fee and will be provided to you by RTHC.
What level of skill is required for volunteers?
No level of skill is required for your volunteers. There are always tasks on work day for non-handy volunteers including yard work, cleaning and painting.