By Roadtrip Nation

Victoria Hoang


My road in life has been direct.
I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where I witnessed a lot of homelessness.
I volunteered for a food drive as part of a community service requirement for high school—the experience was very fulfilling and made me realize that I wanted to shape my career toward public service.
In college, I studied public health and focused primarily on poverty and the housing crisis.
I joined Bike & Build, an affordable housing organization that supports other organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Community Rebuilds during cross-country and regional trips.
Through Bike & Build, I was placed in Moab, Utah, to work on sustainable and natural building.
I was placed for a two-month project but decided to stay as an Americorps apprentice for Community Rebuilds and continue to put my efforts toward the housing crisis through construction.


Americorps Apprentice

I build homes through sustainable construction and natural building to combat the housing crisis.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Building Things

Day to Day

Empathy and patience are important qualities to have if you want to be in social work. When people are going through tough times, they need people to be there for them. You have to be able to empathize in order to support and uplift them.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Try looking for social media pages or groups for your town. For example, Moab, Utah, has a Facebook page that the whole community posts on about a plethora of things. You can go through a page like that to find opportunities to serve.