Everything you need to know before you go!
Day Off Activity Alert!
We found an awesome new day off activity! Your group can whitewater raft the Nolichucky River near Johnson City, TN. This is about 2 hours from the volunteer facility. Definitely a worthwhile trip for our groups. Visit http://www.usaraft.com/nolichucky-river for more information.
The forms below should assist you in booking and getting ready for a week of service with our organization.
Where will our group stay?
Your group will be staying at our HOMES, Inc. Volunteer Headquarters located in Neon, Kentucky. Our staff refers to the facility as “the hill” and it is located in the Goose Creek area of Neon. This area is where HOMES, Inc. originated. Our first offices were located there and many of our initial projects are located near the volunteer facilities. Many of the ranch homes that you will see as you arrive in Neon were built by HOMES, Inc. a decade ago with the use of volunteers just like you. Our facilities are definitely one of a kind. The site is located on a converted mine site that was vacated in the 1960s. The mine was called Big Chief mine operated by South East Coal Company, a major coal producer during that time period. There is a map on the wall of the facilities that show the extent of the Big Chief mine operation. If you look in the warehouse, by the old dorm rooms you can still see the narrow gauge rail tracks that are visible on the concrete floor.
In the main warehouse building, there is a stocked kitchen area, a community dining/recreational area, and a half-court basketball area.
A separate shower house, open for use in the late spring/summer is on site located close to the sleeping quarters. The shower house is divided into a Men's and Women's area. There are seven showers on the Women's side and six showers on the Men's side. Each side has lavatories and washbasins.
We have three (3) volunteer cottages, two (2) are designated sleeping cottages which have their own bathroom, and the remaining one (1) cottage is a common recreation area that is furnished with a kitchen and a small coin operated laundry area. Each designated sleeping cottage can accommodate 16-20 individuals per cottage for a total of thirty-six (36). We plan to house groups of 35 or less in this area.
Find the Volunteer Facility
The physical address to the volunteer facility is 180 Ball Park Road, Neon, Kentucky 41840.