Volunteers needed to supervise college students rebuilding homes and churches over spring break

VIDOR—Volunteers are needed for spring break projects to help rebuild homes and churches in the Tropical Storm Imelda disaster area. SBTC Disaster Relief is partnering with the North American Mission Board, Nehemiah’s Vision and Texas Relief to place volunteer teams throughout the region covering the four weeks of Feb. 29 – March 6, March 7-13, March 14-20 and March 21-27.

Each volunteer will supervise a team of college students as they work to rebuild a specific project in Jefferson County and Orange County. Nehemiah’s Vision, a local ministry, will select the projects, determine specifications for the work with homeowners, prepare permits and deliver all materials to the site.

Types of work for which students will be trained include hanging dry wall, installing insulation, painting, general cleanup, lawn care and landscaping, furniture installation and flooring.

Supervisors need to have completed DR training and hold valid ID credentials, be familiar with and skilled in the type of work assigned, able to supervise college students and seek to make the entire experience fun while satisfying homeowners. Supervisors are primarily responsible for making sure the students are working safely and that the work is accomplished in an adequate fashion.

Housing of volunteer supervisors will be provided at First Baptist Church of Vidor in the SBTC DR bunkhouse units. Meals, as well as showers and laundry facilities will be provided on site. Personal RVs may be brought with prior permission. 

Teams will arrive on Saturday, attend church on Sunday morning and begin work Sunday afternoon. Work continues Tuesday through Thursday with teams leaving after breakfast on Friday.

For more information contact SBTC DR at 817-552-2500 and Wally Leyerle will respond to answer any questions.

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