HOWA’s programs are successful because of our wonderful volunteers! As the programs for Homes On Wheels Alliance grow and expand, you have many opportunities to contribute to the mission by volunteering your time, skills and experience. Some of the many opportunities include working with: carpentry, solar, insulation, inventory control, administration, bookkeeping, first aid, hospitality, security, material running, setup and tear down, camp hosting, and social media.  Whatever your skill level or physical condition HOWA has a volunteer position for you. Please consider joining us!

BYOV & Vehicle Grants in
Spring & Fall in Pahrump, NV

BYOV = Bring Your Own Vehicle.  Items (new-in-box) are provided to nomads without resources to purchase them, for example — portable solar power systems, beds, shelving, etc.

2023 is the second year for HOWA’s BYOV Program.  Volunteers are needed for event coordination, registration, item distribution, item usage instruction, videography and video editing, inventory control, hospitality, and more. Applications to volunteer are available one to two months before the October, February, and April events at http://HOWA.org. 

Volunteer applications for the October 2023 event are open until September 25, 2023.  Click here.


WRTR and RTR in January

Women’s Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (WRTR) and Rubber Tramp Rendezvous (RTR) – Quartzsite, Arizona

Volunteer positions descriptions and an online application will be posted on the HOWA website around the end of November.

For over a decade, thousands of nomads gather together in the Quartzsite, Arizona area during the month of January to take part in the WRTR and RTR. It is a wonderful opportunity to connect with old friends and make new ones. During the RTRs, there are classes and presentations taught by experienced nomads on the basics of successful nomad living, open house days when nomads show off their homes on wheels, meet and greets with Bob Wells and Suanne Carlson (co-founders of HOWA), and a gigantic free pile where nomads swap items to line their rigs. 

These events run for a total of about two weeks. As you can imagine, it takes a fair number of volunteers to organize and help host this wonderful gathering. Volunteering offers you a way to be involved at a whole different level than just attending. 

Here are some links to some of the presentations at past and online RTRs.