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DID YOU KNOW THAT more than half of Knoxville’s homes are IN NEED OF CRITICAL AND EMERGENCY REPAIRS?

More often than not, these homes are occupied by elderly and disabled individuals who live on wages that cannot support the repairs they desperately need.

Operation Backyard exists to meet the needs of these homeowners by mobilizing volunteers to provide free emergency home repairs.

Knoxville Leadership Foundation’s Operation Backyard is a year-round program that provides free home repair services for those with limited-income, those who are elderly, and those who are disabled. Operation Backyard utilizes volunteers to provide much-needed home repairs to homeowners across the Knoxville area. Not only do the homeowners have the opportunity to receive home repairs, but volunteer teams have the opportunity to serve within their city.

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HOW WE DO IT

Share God’s love by growing in relationship with others in the community.

Repair homes by painting, fixing roofs, and providing exterior accessibility solutions.

Partner with youth and adult volunteers to serve others through restoring homes.

Create team building opportunities for groups of individuals.

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Groups of any size can sign up for a home repair project for a day, a weekend or a week long project! Church groups, work groups and school groups are most common, but Operation Backyard will take any group willing to volunteer.
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NEED A HOME REPAIR?

NEED A REPAIR?

Get in touch with us and we will help determine whether you qualify to be a recipient of our free minor home repair services!
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CREW CHIEF

CREW CHIEF

Operation Backyard is always looking for passionate, skilled, construction-minded individuals to lead work groups through projects.
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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Operation Backyard offers internships in the fall, spring and summer. Interns receive an opportunity to work on projects with volunteer groups and homeowners as well as some office work.
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