Here’s what is expected of adult sponsors…
- Manage the project. You’ll need to keep the crew on track to finish by Friday.
- Work alongside. Adults need to model the behaviors they want from their teen workers. So, pick up a scraper and a paintbrush! (This makes the time go by a lot quicker, too!)
- Get to know your crew members.
- Be Safe!
- Bring a digital camera. We need adults to help take pictures during the week.
- Be a good ambassador to your homeowner and his/her neighbors. Introduce yourself and your crew. Invite them to have lunch with you. Pray with them. Be sure to invite them to the Friday night program.
- Attend the crew leader meeting each day at 8:00 am.
- Make sure all teens on your crew list are in your group.
- Make sure you have a signed release form for each worker.
- Pick up and drop off supplies each day in designated area.
- Make sure all your crew is accounted before heading to the worksite. If you’re missing someone, notify the director before you leave.
At the worksite, be sure to…
- Discuss with teens how to paint, how to scrape, keep bricks and concrete clean, etc. (Day one only)
- Scrape the front of the house first. (Day one only)
- Encourage safety. Take notice of any particular work hazards.
- Take pictures! Assign one person to take 10-15 pictures at various points during the workday.
- Assign each teen to specific jobs and areas of work.
- Make sure all spilled paint is cleaned up quickly.
- Make sure teens drink plenty of fluid to avoid dehydration.
- Make sure no paint gets on the church vans or other vehicles or donated supplies. Use plastic or cloth covers for the seats in your vehicle.
- Leave paint at your site every night. Do not bring it back to the supply storage area.
When you return, please…
- Encourage all workers to help unload supplies to supply storage area.
- Complete a Supply Request Form (if needed) each afternoon and turn it in to supply coordintator.
- Make sure that your trailer and ladders are secured for overnight.