Volunteer with Behrend Builders


We invite members of the community to join us in helping to repair, renovate, and repaint low-income family homes, schools, shelters, community centers, parks, and other vital community spaces at our Open Builds.

Please note that while we do not charge you to volunteer with us, we appreciate your donations as they help cover the high cost of supplies and enable us to do more.

All projects open to individuals will be posted on our Home Page and in our bi-monthly newsletter, The Volunteer View. Sign up to receive e-news.


Behrend Builders welcomes groups of any size; we can accommodate groups of up to 100 individuals. We can schedule a project for your workplace, school group, sports team, youth organization, alternative spring break group, and more!

Volunteers must be 14 years of age to participate in a Behrend Builders project.

Please note that we charge all groups a nominal fee to cover the cost of project supplies. Please email our Coodinator to make arrangements.


Behrend Builders is always grateful to accept your donations of tools, paint, and gift cards to hardware stores. You can also donate money via our website. If you prefer to give a cash donation you may send donations to:

Randy Bacon
Edlavich JCC

1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 

Please contact Randy Bacon, Director of Behrend Builders, for more information.

Randy Bacon
Director, Behrend Builders
Co-Director, Days of Service
(202) 777-3244

Peter Luck
Coordinator, Behrend Builders
(202) 777-3245