Rebuilding Together OKC (RTOKC)
Rebuilding Together OKC is a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding lives and neighborhoods…making homes safe, warm and dry. We bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income, elderly homeowners in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Since 1992, Rebuilding Together OKC has provided critical repairs to over 3,000 homes, 30 nonprofit facilities, and 8 public buildings in the Oklahoma City metro area with the help of 70,000 volunteers. Our mission is responding to a crisis in our country – that of aging housing stock and the growing number of people who, because of age, disability, or lack of resources, live in dilapidated or inaccessible housing. What began as one workday in April has become a year-round mission to provide free repairs and rehabilitate the homes of low-income seniors in our community.
Home by home and block by block, Rebuilding Together OKC transforms lives through the year-round mobilization of volunteers fueled by a diverse group of local, corporate, and federal partnerships. In most cases, our work is not an extreme makeover but a focus on improvements that have the biggest impact and keep homeowners safe, warm and dry. Services available to eligible homeowners can include: accessibility ramps, grab bars, ADA compliant bathroom remodeling and fixtures, smoke alarms, roofing repairs, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and weatherization. By leveraging our relationships with licensed professionals our capacity to provide larger, more holistic repairs has grown exponentially.
Volunteering with Rebuilding Together OKC, Inc. is a unique experience that brings together individuals and groups from all sectors and associations. Volunteers work together to improve the quality of life for at-risk homeowners and are the backbone of the organization. When you volunteer, you make a lasting impact on the people who you serve as well as the people you serve with.
Volunteer Skilled Trades
You are at the heart of our work. We have requests every day for repairs, small and large, that cannot wait for big event days. If you have skills at fixing things and are willing to give us some time, please contact us here so we can work with your schedule and match you with homeowners in need.
Our Ramp Team
Since 2000, a group of volunteers, meet up to accomplish that very important job. The volunteer group which includes an architect build ADA wheelchair ramps for homeowners, who might not be able to leave his or her home without it. Given the nickname “ The A Team”, the group works like clockwork building upwards to 50 ramps a year on Thursdays. The goal for our Ramp Team is to provide homeowners the ability to live independently in their homes. While the objectives are for those who receive ramps is to feel safe and comfortable, experience improved mobility and utilize the permanent structure provided.
All volunteers are required to acknowledge and accept this waiver and wellness policy before engaging in a volunteer effort with our organization. Volunteers under the age of eighteen (18) are required to submit waivers approved, signed and dated by a legal guardian before engaging in a volunteer effort with Rebuilding Together Oklahoma City, Inc.