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This summer you can help Eternal Love Lutheran get ready for the upcoming school year. Join Builders For Christ as they add additional classrooms, office spaces, and facilities to the existing school building. No previous construction skills required, just bring your servant heart!
Location: Appleton, WI
Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2019 (Tuesday - Saturday work week)
Volunteers needed: 10 volunteers per week
Application deadline: April 29, 2019
Project Manager: Paul LeBrun
Housing: There will be space on site for 10 campers. Housing may also be available with congregation members.
Food: A noon meal and snacks will be provided each day. Volunteers are responsible for their own meals in the morning, evening, and on non-working days. Anyone not involved with the day-to-day building process are encouraged to assist the congregation with the meals and break snacks as needed.
June 1 - 29: Roughing in trusses, roofing, exterior windows, and doors
July 2 - August 3: Insulating, interior doors, fascia, and soffit
August 6 - 31: Interior finish work, painting, installing cabinets
Do I need to have previous experience to apply?
Each phase of the project requires different skills and numbers of volunteers, so if you’ve never lifted a hammer, you can still volunteer! Our experienced volunteers happily provide on-the-job training to those who need it.
What should I bring?
Safety equipment will be supplied, but please wear clothing that protects you from sharp and blunt objects. Shoes must either be tennis shoes or thicker. Volunteers use their own personal tools, such as a hammer, nail belt, 1”x25’ tape measure, speed square, utility knife with blades, pry bar, and chalk line. All other tools are provided by Builders For Christ.
Are there age restrictions?
Anyone 16 years of age or older may serve on a Builders For Christ project. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have an adult chaperone who will volunteer as their supervisor. Only volunteers age 18 and older are permitted to operate motor vehicles and power tools, climb ladders and scaffolding, work on a roof, or engage in any other hazardous activities.
Builders For Christ volunteers are the people who selflessly give up their time and construction skills to help congregations, schools, and organizations with their building projects.