Good Works Work Camp FAQ
What do we do?
We show the love of Jesus Christ as we repair the homes of those in need. We often form very close relationships with the homeowners for whom we work.
Where do we work?
Our home base is in Coatesville; however, we have also worked on homes in the Parkesburg and Downingtown Areas.
What if I am not experienced in home repair?
Don't worry! You will have learned a lot after spending a week at Good Works! Advisors who are experienced Good Works volunteers and have technical expertise will oversee the work at each site. If you need some instruction in how to accomplish the tasks assigned for that day, these men and women will be happy to teach you! The Work Crew Leaders provided by your church will also be able to help you do a quality job. Teenagers often surprise their parents when returning home with their new-found skills.
Do I need to bring tools?
You should bring work gloves, eye protection, a nail apron and a tape measure. We have a fully stocked supply shed where many other tools can be checked out for your use. A list of some additional items needed for each Work Crew will be sent to your church leaders with their registration packet.
How about building supplies?
All materials and supplies are furnished. In fact, we have several trucks on the road each day that can stop at a supply store and deliver anything you might need.
What kind of work will I be doing?
That is hard to say because it depends on what repairs your house needs and the skills of your crew. In the past, Work Camp participants have done roofing, framing, concrete work, painting, drywall, electrical and plumbing work.
What about the weather?
Good Works teams operate year-around. Check local weather forecasts and dress accordingly.
What are the COVID-19 Precautions?
Due to the rapidly changing situation surrounding COVID-19 and the roll-out of the vaccine, prevention guidelines are being revised regularly. Volunteers should bring their own face masks and work gloves and plan to socially distance to the extent possible on the worksite. Good Works has a stock of hand sanitizer and masks if required. Detailed guidelines will be provided prior to the start of work camp.
Due to dietary preferences and COVID precautions, participants are expected to bring their own bagged lunches on the workdays. Good Works will provide drinking water at the worksites. At Good Works discretion, a cookout style picnic lunch may be offered on the final day of a work camp week.