Volunteer Group Opportunities

Y'all come serve with us!

We are currently scheduling volunteers to serve with us this year! Opportunities are available year-round, including Spring Break (2024), Fall Break (2024), and the Ultimate House Raising Challenge (please consult our Volunteer Coordinator for details).

Due to the extraordinary needs of our community, especially after the 2022 floods, we have had to double our production – that means we need YOU! Volunteers help us speed construction and cut back on labor costs, which helps make new homes and home repairs even more affordable for the low-income families and flood survivors we serve.

We welcome volunteers from all over Kentucky and from across the country. This includes, but is not limited to, College Mission Trips, Youth Mission Trips, Church Groups/Missions, Corporate Groups/Retreats, and Older Adult Groups/Missions. We also love having volunteer teams from local civic groups, businesses, churches, schools, and more! If your heart is willing and eager to serve, the families of Eastern Kentucky need you.

HDA’s new home construction and home repair projects are completed by our staff carpenters with local subcontractors, and we utilize volunteer labor for several key tasks, including:

New Home Construction

Home Repair Projects


Volunteers work at sites throughout Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, and Perry Counties in East Kentucky. These counties are listed as “distressed” by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and have some of the highest poverty rates in the nation. Most of our worksites are in remote areas, in mountain hollows, and on reclaimed mine lands. We also have worksites within the city limits of four mountain towns: Hazard, Hindman, Hyden, and Jackson

Flood recovery efforts are ongoing. Projects are in the 3 hardest-hit counties we serve: Breathitt, Knott, and Perry.

Requirements & Reminders

Service Dates

Volunteers are needed year-round. Please select the dates on which you wish to serve! Available dates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

State & National Volunteer Groups arrive on Sunday afternoon; final work day is on Thursday of each week; groups get Friday as a free day. Our staff will match you to the project most appropriate for your group size and interests.

Local Volunteers are invited to serve at anytime during the year but especially during our annual volunteer & fundraising events. Workdays are Monday-Friday. Local volunteers do not serve on Saturdays, unless it's during Community House Raising; however, if requested in time, some weekends might be available. Individuals and Groups pick their own start times and end times and can serve for a day, multiple days, or a whole week (M-F), depending on our needs and the size of the project.

Please contact us to find out more about our projects and volunteer opportunities!

Jane Rose “Janie” Britton – Volunteer & Community Coordinator: 606-436-0497 or email Jane Rose

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