Volunteers

Individual Volunteers

If you are volunteering your assistance but are not signing up with a group or team of people, you will be assigned to a team prior to paint day. Other volunteers may be used to assist with supplies, coordination or other duties as necessary.

Team / Group Volunteer Responsibilities

While the Team Leader has the responsibility to coordinate the efforts of their crew, it is important for the Group/Team to know what is expected of them. Teams have fun on both preparation days and on actual Paint Day. It is most important that your crew is willing to commit to giving their time and effort to get the job done.

Team / Group Leader Responsibilities

  • Attend any/all Team Leader meetings and liaison between the Paint-A-Thon leadership and your team members.
  • Return completed Team Registration Form to Paint-A-Thon.
  • Recruit volunteers for the Paint Team. Distribute project information to all team members. Have each volunteer read and sign the Volunteer Sign-Up form.
  • Participate in the Paint-A-Thon Team Leader Meeting. Paint-A-Thon will not make home assignments to teams if a representative of the team is not present at time of Team Leader Meeting.
  • Meet with the homeowner whose home you will be painting. Be specifically sensitive to the needs and concerns of the homeowner.
  • Determine, in advance, necessary minor repairs, and complete all preparation work so that the house can be painted on “Paint Day”. Arrange for needed equipment and transportation for team members.
  • Agree to finish painting the house, including cleaning up. We have been fortunate to have good weather on the past “Paint Days” except for 2000 when it rained on Paint Day. For the most part we have not had to reschedule Paint Day.

Reminders

  • Team leaders and co-leaders are responsible to coordinate the preparation, necessary repairs, and painting efforts of the team.
  • Recruit more volunteers than you actually need to allow for last minute cancellations. We suggest 10 people as a minimum crew (you can go as large as you want- average team size last year was 24 volunteers per team). Volunteers should be over the age of 16. Exceptions to the age rule are handled on a case-by-case basis, please contact the Directors for more information.
  • The group is expected to provide all painting equipment including scrapers, wire brushes, paint brushes, rollers, pans, and ladders. Possible sources for the equipment and materials include: friends, relatives, your employer, churches, and rental companies. Many teams go to businesses in the community to get their support and donations. Many businesses are, and have been, willing to donate many materials to teams.
  • Common courtesy and respect should be given to the homeowners and their property at all times.
  • Most importantly, look out for each other's safety at all times, have fun, and make sure the house gets finished.