Illumine Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina is remodeling their church, school, and fellowship space. Sign up for a few days or a few weeks!
Location: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Dates: February 22, 2021 - June 2021
Volunteers needed: 30
Type of work: Removing and constructing walls, installing drywall, doors, windows, and general finishing work
Housing: There will be an RV campground with 10-12 sites available and one BFC camper available to rent for up to three weeks at a time for $75/week. Local hotels are also available at volunteer's expense.
Project Manager: Paul LeBrun
Illumine was started as a mission congregation in 2013. They have been in their present location since 2014. The building was originally a boat dealer and repair. Later, a teen dance club and then a night club/bar. Builders For Christ renovated the building in 2014 into a worship center. Illumine has been renting the building and now has the opportunity to purchase the building at a financial advantage.
Volunteers should be aware that people will be coming and going from the construction site (i.e. local church members who volunteer, sub-contractors, short-term volunteers). Builders For Christ will be implementing safety procedures for all people who visit the construction site. Volunteers are also encouraged to follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines as well as local and state regulations.
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?
Volunteers should bring a hard hat and safety glasses, preferably with side shields. Please wear clothing that protects you from sharp and blunt objects. Shoes must have thick soles, thick sides, and toe material—tennis shoes will not be allowed. 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.