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Are you a leader? Can you take direction and then in turn give it? If you are a skilled construction worker– WE NEED YOU during Build Week! The playground project is in need of 12 Construction Captains. You will be assigned a crew for each day consisting of skilled and unskilled volunteers, work closely with the playground design engineers and oversee the general construction of the playground. Please make plans to attend Organization Day this Saturday, August 20th at 10 am behind the MOCH Wellness Center at the playground build site. A representative from the company that designed the playground, Leathers & Associates, will be here to go over detailed plans for build week, which is scheduled for October 4th-10th.
Using a “Barn Raising” method of construction, we’ll need 1200+ volunteers to raise the playground in 7 days. Working multiple shifts, volunteers will build everything from slides, swings, mazes to fences. Learn a new skill, work with your neighbors, be a part of something wonderful. Everyone can contribute: serving food, childcare, pounding nails, painting, etc. Just volunteer, we’ll find something for you to do! Meals and Childcare will be available at no charge for all volunteers helping with the build, so PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
Please visit www.avaplayground.com or email your information to email@example.com and one of our project members will be contacting you in the very near future to confirm which days / times you would be available to help!
Description of areas where we will need your help:
Food Volunteer – Help organize or serve food during Build Week
Food Sponsor – Provide Food Donations or Sponsor a Meal during Build Week. We’ll need water, coolers, iced tea, snacks, etc…
Tools Sponsor – Loan us your tools or equipment and they will be returned to you upon completion of project. Drills, extension cords, wheelbarrows and shovels, etc. are needed. Watch for next week’s article for a more complete list of tools needed.
Equipment Operator – We need a crane, tractors, bobcats and an auger and people who know how to operate them
Construction Volunteer – No special skills required, we just need a lot of people who want to help. We’ll have construction captains to help guide you!
Artists – Draw, paint, craft, create interactive art elements. All levels of artistic talent needed in a wide variety of art elements.
Childcare – Provide fun, entertainment, and educational activities for the children of our hardworking volunteers.
Light Duty – As stated, there are many light duty tasks that require many bodies, so if you aren’t able to do heavy work, volunteer for light duty.
Helper – We need lots of runners and general helpers.
Material/Tools Volunteer – We’ll need skilled / organized individuals to help with our Materials / Tools organization / managing the Tools trailer.
It is going to be a lot of fun and is something you don’t want to miss out on! This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to get involved in this community-built playground project for Douglas County and the surrounding communities!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our General Coordinator: Jessica Jenkins (417) 343-5703 or our Public Relations Coordinator: Jackie Brooks (417) 683-3215