Clarksdale Area Fuller Center for Housing

Location: Clarksdale, MS
Cost: $275 per person
When: All year
Work week: Monday-Friday (Saturdays when arranged)
Open for: Any groups
Eligible group size: up to 22 (any groups larger than this, please contact our Operations Coordinator)
Age restrictions: All ages welcome, but must be 14 or older to work on site


Housing: Our home-styled dorm is equipped with beds, fully equipped kitchen, stocked pantry, dining area, bathroom facilities, showers, and screened porch.

Food: For week-long volunteer groups, we provide three evening meals, including a community potluck at the end of the week. Teams are responsible for all other meals.

Things to do/sightseeing:

  • The Mississippi Delta is the home of the blues. Visitors have opportunities to enjoy the local music, food, arts and culture.

  • The Emmett Till Interpretive Center and the BB King Museum are within easy driving distance.

  • Dr. Bill Sutton offers history tours of Coahoma County, including how the history of slavery and sharecropping has impacted the area today.

  • We also offer evening discussions with other dynamic community-based programs in the local area.

JoAnn Blue, Executive Director
P.O. Box 861
Clarksdale, MS 38614

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The Clarkdale Fuller Center works to alleviate substandard housing in Clarksdale, Mississippi. We partner with local people in need of decent, affordable housing, through new construction and repair work.

The Mississippi Delta is the poorest region of the poorest state in America. Over our 34 years of partnership and service in the Mississippi Delta, we have witnessed lives transformed.

  • Through new homes, our new homeowners report a greater sense of dignity, increased health and safety for their families, and improved school performance for their children.

  • High school and college students report that their volunteer time in the Delta has directly led to them choosing careers supporting underserved populations.

  • Thirty of our out-of-town volunteers have returned to the Clarksdale Area to serve in community-based programs for a year or more.

  • Fuller is bringing people together across societal boundaries of race, class, age, geography and politics. Building homes, forging friendships, and having fun together, members of seemingly “disparate” groups discover more of what unites them than what separates them.


Join us in building a better world, one house at a time!


We rely on our local and out-of-town volunteers to build new homes. Our construction supervisor will provide you support, regardless of your carpentry skill level. You can also contribute through cooking, yard work, and cleaning at our worksites. Local groups often come to work with us for a day. Many out-of-town volunteers spend a week with us.


Your financial support builds homes and dignity for the people of Clarksdale!

Here is what your gift can provide a local family: