Building Dreams. Uplifting Families. Framing the Future.
“Regional Volunteers” come from all over Kentucky and all across the country. We routinely welcome colleges & universities, church/ministry groups, civic organizations, youth groups, sports teams, and so much more! We love company in East Kentucky, and we’d love to have you serve with us and make your mark on our part of the world. It’s an adventure that will leave a lasting impression on your life. You’ll meet the people here, work alongside professional carpenters, and spend time in one of the last, great, wild and breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes in America!
In East Kentucky, neighbors aren’t just the people who live next door – they’re close friends and family (whether by blood or not). We believe in mountain people helping mountain people, and when a neighbor needs our help, we all show up to give them the hand they need. Throughout the year, we welcome volunteers from our service area (Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry counties) to serve on our construction and home repair sites, as well as in our special community events! Local churches, schools, clubs, businesses, civic groups, and more are invited to participate.
The Housing Development Alliance (HDA) provides volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We believe the volunteer experience should be memorable, life-affecting, and one that encourages personal growth.
Not only will you leave a lasting impact on the family and region you’re helping, but you’ll also find that perhaps the biggest change has happened to you!
Over the past 27 years, our volunteers have contributed over 30,000 hours of labor to our communities, helping us build over 250 new homes and repair nearly 700 existing homes, which combined, have benefited over 2,300 of our low-income families.
As the need to provide families with safe, secure, and affordable homes continues to grow, we need your help! Whether you’re from near or far, we’d love to have you here and invite you to experience “Hammerin’ in the Hills” with us.
HDA’s Volunteer Program recruits mission and service-minded regional volunteers (from all over Kentucky and the entire country) and local individuals & volunteer groups to help us build affordable homes and make critical home repairs for low-income families living in Breathitt, Knott, Perry, and Leslie counties in the Appalachian Mountains of East Kentucky.
you will be sent a fully detailed Volunteer Planning Guide to get you ready for the trip!
Rebekah Vermillion, Volunteer Program Summer Assistant