Our award-winning volunteer program was established to meet the critical needs of Washington’s low-income housing community and to supplement DC’s over-extended social service agencies. Behrend Builders engages volunteers in repairing, rebuilding, and renovating low-income homes, shelters, schools, and community centers.
Training is provided on-site and experienced Program Managers supervise all projects. No skills or previous renovation experience is necessary.
Volunteering with Behrend Builders is an amazing learning experience. Behrend volunteers learn valuable construction skills and have the opportunity to explore and engage with social justice issues.
Behrend Builders operates throughout the year providing one-day or longer-term projects for groups of volunteers. Behrend Builders has established close relationships with non-profit social service agencies throughout the city that rely on Behrend Builders to provide necessary renovation and repair services.
Upcoming Behrend Builders Events
Join Behrend Builders as we continue beautifying Casa Ruby.
In honor of Pride Month, we will spend Sunday, June 16th making Casa Ruby a more welcoming home for all who use their services or sleep at the facility. Since December 2018, Behrend Builders has brought over 200 volunteers to Casa Ruby to transform the inside and outside of the facility. During this project, we will finish painting the outside of the building and work on murals.
Please sign up in advance, since we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins. No prior experience in painting is necessary, and all materials and supplies will be provided.
Please note all volunteers must be 14 and over to participate, no exceptions. The address of the project will be provided upon registration.
We request a $20 tax-deductible program fee to help us cover the costs of supplies. If this is prohibitive to your participation please email Randy Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org.