Welcome to Occupational Therapy Doctoral Student Zack Wells!

We are thrilled to be hosting Zack Wells, an occupational therapy doctoral student at Saint Catherine University, who is currently completing his capstone project. For his project, Zack will complete a program evaluation for our Safe at Home program, which will help ensure our program runs smoothly.

Zack grew up in the Twin Cities and according to him, “therefore greatly enjoys aimlessly wandering the aisles at Target.” He likes to travel around the world, but one of his favorite spots has been the North Shore in Minnesota. Lastly, he loves trying new restaurants for his next favorite dish, which is currently a peanut pad thai.

As you may know, we are extremely proud of our partnership with St. Kate’s Occupational Therapy program! Through this partnership, we collaborate on service-learning projects that involve occupational therapy (OT) students screening potential clients, evaluating the homes of low-income older adults and individuals living with a disability for safety, and making recommendations for modifications designed to reduce the risk of falls and other injuries. Our volunteers and/or contractors then make the modifications that are within the scope of our programs. Zack participated in this service-learning work.

Zack said, “During my coursework, I did a home evaluation for Rebuilding Together and loved the experience. When we were choosing our projects and saw that Rebuilding Together was an option, I jumped at the opportunity to continue to work with them. I am very excited to help out and see where my project takes me!”

Our collaboration with St. Kate’s OT program has enabled us to provide accessibility modifications for low-income seniors and individuals living with a disability that are tailored specifically to their individual needs and home environment. As a result, we are able to better-serve our clients, allowing them to remain in their homes and neighborhoods for longer. We are grateful for this partnership and look forward to hosting Zack for his capstone project!


Welcome to New AmeriCorps Member Emily Ostercamp!

Please join us in welcoming AmeriCorps member Emily Ostercamp to the team!

Emily is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago, where she earned a degree in Communication Arts. Emily is excited to start her work with Rebuilding Together! She said, “While at school and through my university I studied abroad in Sweden, served at a youth camp in Finland and participated in relief projects following Hurricane Harvey in Houston. I love to travel and learn from the people and places that I am in. Following graduation, I made the decision to come home. I worked in Minneapolis as a Warehouse Manager at Great Lakes Clothing Collection in the last year and a half but most recently, I spent four months back in Chicago. While there, I designed and installed a kitchen for my aunt and uncle. I love to create spaces of all varieties for people to be together, learn from each other, and live in the best way possible. I am excited for the opportunity to explore how this experience and passion will translate to this service term with AmeriCorps and Rebuilding Together Minnesota.”

Emily will serve a year with us as an AmeriCorps CapacityCorps member for our Safe at Home Program. Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps is a National Direct AmeriCorps program with AmeriCorps members serving 11 months at Rebuilding Together affiliates around the country. Members help improve the lives of their neighbors in need through hands-on home repairs and community outreach, while earning a living stipend and an education award to help with educational expenses. AmeriCorps members play a critical role in our work to provide needed repairs and accessibility modifications for our neighbors in need. We are thrilled to have Emily on our team!

We Are Hiring!

We are hiring a full-time Construction Coordinator for the Twin Cities Metro and a full-time Development Director!

The Construction Coordinator will work with our Program Manager to plan and oversee work on various programs and the related projects throughout the year. This will include planning the details of the project work scope through to final reporting. This role will also include hands-on supervision of volunteer individuals and/or team(s) on certain project days. The Construction Coordinator will perform home modification and repairs, post-work evaluations to ensure work is complete and well done, and coordinate any follow-up work needed. The Construction Coordinator will work as part of our team to increase our capacity, efficiency and quality of services.

The full position description is available HERE.

The Development Director will plan, organize and implement activities associated with a comprehensive fund development plan and direct and oversee fundraising, in consultation with the Executive Director, to meet budgeted financial goals, and to recruit and develop necessary volunteers, and associations to implement fundraising activities. 

The full position description is available HERE.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to k.greiner@rtmn.org. The position will be open until filled.

Register Today for our Hook, Line, & Shelter Fishing Tournament!

Calling all anglers! The Hook, Line, & Shelter Fishing Tournament is now underway! This year, we are thrilled to have Joe’s Sporting Goods and 13 Fishing as sponsors!

This event will run through Labor Day. Fishing participation requires registration, and the proceeds will support our efforts to ensure that everyone in our community has a safe and healthy place to call home!

The tournament is open to any skill level, including a category just for kids, and we have included a pricing package that will allow the whole family to participate. For those of you who are serious anglers, there is a category for you too! The tournament runs all summer long and is as easy as sign up, catch a fish, measure it, and share the results.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors, we will have some exciting new prizes this year! Stay tuned for more information.

Register today and get all of the details HERE.

We hope to see you on the lake!