It’s an unusual day when we can’t use a volunteer. If you’re interested in working with RTEBN, contact our Program Manager, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Here are some of the roles filled by volunteers:
House Captains are responsible for leading a group of volunteers to execute a project’s scope of work. As the chief supervisor of the project, he or she assigns tasks to specific volunteers and makes sure they know what to do and how to do it. House Captains have significant experience with construction or home repair and project management. They also bring the experience and knowledge necessary to make the most of our volunteers’ time.
First Mates take the lead in recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the project as well as arranging for coffee, water, and lunch for the volunteers. They are also responsible for site administration, including leading the sign-in process, monitoring safety, and documenting the project. First Mates aren’t required to have any experience in home repair, though they should have a talent for communicating. The person in this role will also be responsible for delivering volunteer sign-in sheets and waivers after the project is completed.
Some people think that they don’t have the skills to contribute. Nope! We love our electricians, plumbers, and carpenters, but there’s plenty of work that anyone can do, both on project days and between them. On project days, we need people to paint walls, dig ditches, pound nails, sand wood, clear brush, and more. The rest of the time, we need people to help out with data entry, office and warehouse maintenance, inventory taking, public relations, and more. Whether you want to volunteer alone, with a friend, or as part of a group, we can use your help.