Rock the Block

Ask us about how to get involved in Rock the Block 2021 – a Community Clean Up and Resource Fair event!

October 8-9th, 2021 in South Oak Park

Scroll down for how to sign-up as a volunteer or participate as a community vendor for the Community Resource Fair!

Check out our video recap of Rock the Block!

About Rock the Block:

Rock the Block is a 2-day community impact event during which Habitat brings together hundreds of community volunteers to work in partnership with residents to uplift the neighborhood.

Over the past 4 years, Habitat’s focused Rock the Block efforts in South Oak Park have repaired over 50 homes and impacted over 2,000 individuals through various community projects such as planting community gardens, fixing fencing at the local Jack Davis Park, and adding amenities to the local Fruit Ridge Community Collaborative.

As we enter our final year of Rock the Block in the South Oak Park neighborhood, we look forward to engaging over 300 volunteers for our 2021 Rock the Block Community Clean Up and Resource Fair event!

Team Up to Clean Up 

Over 300 volunteers will help with brush, overgrowth, trash removal, landscaping, exterior painting projects, pulling weeds, and volunteering on community projects to uplift neighborhood assets in the South Oak Park neighborhood.

What is different this year?

This year, our fourth and final year in the South Oak Park community, will be focused exclusively on community projects and neighborhood revitalization efforts. The volunteer activities will take place on October 8th and 9th. Habitat will also be hosting a Community Resource Fair on Saturday, October 9th.

How to get involved 

For information on volunteering as a group: contact Kaitlyn Bathke at

Interested in volunteering? To sign-up for day 1 (Friday, October 8th) click here. To sign-up for day 2 (Saturday, October 9th) click here. No HabiTour required. Please note, the links above are for individual sign-ups. If you are interested in volunteering as a group on the same project, please contact Kaitlyn Bathke at

For information on how to be a part of this year’s Community Resource Fair or an in-kind partner for this year’s Rock the Block: please reach out to Shannin Stein at

Share our Rock the Block flyer HERE!

Thank you to our 2021 Rock the Block Partners!