A Typical Workday
Have you ever wondered what to expect on a REBUILD UPSTATE worksite? Following is an outline of what makes up a typical workday.
- Volunteers arrive at the project site and are met by a REBUILD UPSTATE staff member or volunteer site leader.
- The leaders go over plans for the repairs to be made that day.
- All the materials and tools needed to perform the work are already on site for the volunteers to use.
- There is a brief orientation about REBUILD UPSTATE and the need for this particular project.
- Volunteers are divided into smaller groups to work on different parts of the project. For example, when building a ramp, volunteers may be assigned as follows:
- 3-4 volunteers for framing
- 2-3 volunteers for cutting boards
- 2-3 volunteers for laying deck boards
- There are water breaks throughout the duration of the project. If it is an all-day event, there is also a lunch break.
- Volunteers may have opportunities to interact with homeowners while working.
- When the project is complete, volunteers clean up the worksite.