Are there any upcoming volunteer opportunities during COVID-19?
Due to COVID-19, we have paused our large-group volunteer projects. But we have small group projects scheduled from April through August 2021.
Do I have to pre-register?
Yes! We plan work scopes, job assignments, and t-shirt quantities based on volunteers that have pre-registered for an event. We may not be able to accommodate walk-up volunteers on the day of a Build. You can find our volunteer application here:
Do I need home repair skills?
No! We have Construction Captains and skilled technicians to help you with your assigned tasks. We also need help with photography and materials management. Runners drive to the nearest hardware store for last minute materials, manage our supply trucks, including loading and unloading at the warehouse, and help get needed materials to houses. If you do have home repair skills, be sure to let us know on the volunteer application.
How should I dress?
We suggest you wear long pants and closed-toe shoes for safety. Be sure to dress according to the weather conditions. On sunny days, remember a hat and sunscreen. We recommend layers. Remember to wear clothes you are willing to get dirty – and even paint splattered! We’ll give you a t-shirt when you check in and we’ll ask you to wear it (this helps to make our photos look nice).
What should I bring?
We have all of the tools, safety equipment, and supplies you’ll need to complete your assigned job. You may bring your own work gloves or tools if you’d like.
Will there be water to drink?
Yes! We have water available for our volunteers.
What will I be doing all day?
We have jobs for all skill levels. Typical Build projects include: painting, landscaping, floor installation, and light electrical and plumbing repairs. Each project has a Construction Captain who will guide you, and a Volunteer Captain who will help with logistics.
I have home repair skills. How do I let you know what they are?
If you include your skills when you complete the volunteer application, we’ll be able to assign you to the right job.
What if I am more of a leader?
Project management types make great Construction Captains. Let us know if you are interested in being a leader.
What's the process for getting a group involved?
When we plan a Build, we reach out to our Sponsors first to fill volunteer spots. When sponsors are not able to recruit enough volunteers, we open volunteer spots to individuals and small groups. Contact Georgia Savoca at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we can accommodate your group.
What is your annual budget?
For the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020, RTP had a budget of over $1.8 million.
Are your most recent audited financial statements available?
You can read our most recent audit and Form 990 in our Financial Reports in the Financials section.
What is RTP's EIN (Employer Identification Number)?
What are the sources of your funds?
How much does it cost to be an RTP sponsor?
Please refer to our Sponsorship Opportunities for 2021 to learn more about becoming a sponsor.
What is Rebuilding Together Peninsula?
RTP is an independent affiliate of Rebuilding Together, Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit organization providing free home repairs, modifications, and improvements to neighbors in need.
Since 1989, RTP has provided critical safety and health-related repairs and rehabilitation services for some of the Peninsula’s most vulnerable homeowners and community facilities.
How do I apply?
Check your eligibility. If you know your eligibility please download our application and mail to: Rebuilding Together Peninsula, 841 Kaynyne St., Redwood City, CA 94063
What is the criteria for eligibility?
- Your home must be in San Mateo County or in the cities of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Los Altos or Palo Alto in Santa Clara County.
- You must own your home (not a renter), live in the home, and be able to provide proof of ownership.
- You must remain in your current home for at least two years after receiving repairs.
- You may not own another home.
- Your total gross household income (from all adults 18 years and older living in the home) must be below our requirements. See the application form.
How do you decide what projects to complete in a home?
Rebuilding Together Peninsula provides free health and safety repairs to homes and community facilities that meet our eligibility requirements at no cost to service recipients. Our repair services are based on the individual needs of each home or community facility that applies to our programs. These may include any of the following:
- basic plumbing and electrical
- basic carpentry
- grab bars and home safety upgrades
- door and window repair
- energy efficiency upgrades
- interior and exterior painting
- debris removal
- floor repair
Who pays for the repairs?
Our sponsors and individual donors, all at no cost to homeowners.