Volunteer & Fundraising Activities

Take Part in Building Our Future!

Working Together to Improve the Place We All Call Home

There’s always something we can do to help others. Throughout the counties we serve, our carpenters are building new homes for folks in need of affordable housing and repairing homes to make them better places to live. This work is made possible by our generous funders, donors, and supporters. We’re also incredibly grateful for the labor of volunteers from right here in the mountains of East Kentucky and from all over the country, who help us get as much work done as possible for all of the people in need. Not only does it help us accomplish even more, but volunteering also helps make housing more affordable for low-income East Kentuckians!

Each year, in addition to our Spring & Summer Volunteer Program, we host special events that allow folks who care deeply for our community the opportunity to play an active role in shaping its future by helping us build and repair homes. Repair Affair, our Local Volunteer event, brings volunteer groups from Breathitt, Knott, Leslie & Perry Counties in East Kentucky together to mend the homes of folks in great need. This event also offers us the chance to educate our community on the work of HDA and its mission. Community House Raising, which is open to all volunteers from all over the country (and locals too!), brings dozens of folks together to work towards a single goal: building a new, affordable home for a low-income East Kentucky family.

Volunteer & Fundraising Events

Volunteering for an HDA event has many benefits, including meeting new folks, making new friends and connections, learning more about affordable housing, taking a stand for our local community or for the Appalachian people, making our mountain community stronger, and uniting together in a shared vision of a better, more resilient East Kentucky free from the effects of poverty.

Construction or building experience is not needed. Come alone or bring your friends, co-workers, classmates, church family, or team members with you and let’s see just what you’re capable of! 

Support HDA Events By Donating!

These special events are made possible through the generosity of HDA's donors, funders, and event sponsors. If you'd like to make this work possible, please make a gift today.

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Event Sponsorships Are Available!

HDA offers unique sponsorship opportunities to local businesses, civic groups, and individuals to give larger gifts to these special events and have their names recognized on-site, in HDA publications, and in the media. To find out more, please contact us!

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Want to Volunteer?

No experience is necessary! All we ask is that you come fully prepared to help others. Spots for HDA Volunteer & Fundraising Events fill up quickly, so we encourage you to sign up as early as you can once event registration opens. Please direct all questions and requests for information to our Volunteer & Community Coordinator.

Jane Rose Britton, Volunteer & Community Coordinator
Office: 606-436-0497