Volunteers are instrumental to helping us achieve our mission! Volunteers help sort and process our donations, organize and clean the warehouse, assist instructors in our workshops, and represent Rebuilding Exchange at events.

Warehouse Volunteers

At our Evanston location, Warehouse Volunteers commit to weekly 2-hour shifts on Mondays or Wednesdays. This allows our volunteers to build community and learn how to operate independently in the warehouse environment. We currently do not have regular Warehouse Volunteers at our Chicago location but plan to offer monthly volunteer days starting in the fall.
Warehouse Volunteers Working
Volunteer Workshop Teaching Assistants

Volunteer Workshop Teaching Assistants (TAs)

Volunteer Teaching Assistants help instructors in workshops at both our Chicago and Evanston locations. It’s a great way to learn woodworking and home improvement skills! We recommend people interested in becoming a Volunteer TA take some workshops first to see if they enjoy the experience. Volunteer TAs must attend a Workshop Authorization where they learn workshop tool safety standards. Volunteer TAs sign up to assist as their schedules allow but are required to TA at least three workshops per year.

Event Volunteers

Rebuilding Exchange hosts events at our locations, as well as, participates in community events, such as farmer’s markets and festivals. Event Volunteers help with set-up/clean-up, running activities, and sharing information about our mission.

Event Volunteers help with set-up
Group Volunteer Workshop

Group Volunteering

Rebuilding Exchange hosts Warehouse Volunteer groups as resources and projects allow. Teams may also be interested in a Group Workshop. If you are interested in a group volunteer experience please contact

If you are interested in becoming a Rebuilding Exchange volunteer, Please fill out this form.