Is there an orientation?
Yes. All volunteers will have a brief orientation on the day of the project before it officially begins. Orientation will cover a safety briefing and an overview of Rebuilding Together and the activities for the day. All volunteers are required to attend the orientation and sign the volunteer waiver.
What is the age requirement?
Every volunteer working on a home must be at least 10 years of age. Those under the age of 18 must have their waiver of release signed by a parent/guardian with the parent/guardian present and working alongside the minor.
What should I wear?
Whether painting or landscaping, your clothes and shoes WILL get dirty, so please wear old clothes that may not come clean. No open toe shoes are allowed on site. No Sandals. Tennis shoes are a great choice. You may also want to bring a hat or visor since the sun can be quite bright. We also suggest removing all jewelry before arriving to the work site. Rebuilding Together will be providing shirts for volunteers.
What if I can only work in the afternoon?
In order to prevent chaos on the jobsite, we ask that everyone arrive at the start of the day. This is when we assign and explain the tasks for the day. If you are not able to arrive at that time, please let us know ahead of time so we can make proper accommodations.
What if I don’t know anything about construction?
No problem! We have skilled staff and volunteer leaders on site who will explain every task that you do. If you are not comfortable with a task, you can simply ask to do something else.
What happens if it’s raining?
Please report to the job site regardless of weather conditions. We will release you from the jobsite if the weather gets too extreme for work. Otherwise, we will just wait it out. Also, typically if it is raining at your house, it is not raining at the jobsite…that’s South Florida weather for you! In the case of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms, the jobsite WILL be closed. Please follow all government restrictions and regulations.
Will my car be safe while I work?
Please find appropriate parking as close to the site as possible. Please do take the precaution of putting all valuables out of sight (the trunk is a great spot). Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc. cannot be held responsible for your car or valuables.