RV Care-A-Vanners is a volunteer program for anyone who travels in a recreational vehicle, wants to build Habitat houses and have fun doing it. RV Care-A-Vanners welcomes people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help change lives.
There are ample opportunities to learn and plenty of meaningful work for everyone. No previous construction experience is necessary!
What do RV Care-A-Vanners do?
They travel around the United States and Canada, helping local Habitat for Humanity affiliates build hundreds of houses annually.
RV Care-A-Vanner volunteers participate in projects such as house construction, roofing, interior and finish work, renovations or disaster relief.
Those who prefer non-construction activities can volunteer in the Habitat affiliate office, or act as “gofers” around the build site.
Many RV Care-A-Vanners help local Habitat affiliates raise the awareness of poverty housing and homelessness by speaking to churches, civic groups and local media. Some even organize fundraising teams and sponsor entire houses.
Who can join RV Care-A-Vanners?
- We welcome individual volunteers and organized groups.
- We also partner with special-interest RV groups, including:
- Family Motor Coach Association Chapter: Habitat for Humanity
- Escapees RV Club Birds of a Feather: Habitat for Humanity
- RV manufacturer groups
- Travel clubs
What should I expect on a build?
- RV Care-A-Vanner build events normally last two weeks and involve teams of eight to 20 volunteers.
- The work days typically consist of a morning devotional, six to seven hours of building with morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.
What should I bring and what will be provided?
- Bring sturdy work shoes, gloves, a tool belt, hammer, square, pencil and measuring tape.
- RV Care-A-Vanner volunteers each pay their own expenses, which may be tax deductible.
- Instruction, supervision, power tools, building materials and ladders will be provided.
- Free or low-cost RV parking may be available.
- Volunteers can also expect at least minimal electric hookups, access to water and a nearby dump station.
- Due to safety and hygiene issues, pets are not permitted on the work site.
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