Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions:

Skills

Q: I'm not a professional builder.  Can I still qualify to go on a trip?
A: Absolutely.  Volunteers of many skill levels are needed.  Just having a positive attitude and the will to try can go a long way.  If there is anything you are not comfortable doing, let us know and we will work it out.


Q: I don't do any building at all.  Is there anything I could do to help out on a trip?
A: There's a good chance your assistance will be most helpful.  Frequently, we need a few people to assist with the daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, preparation, and set-up.  Please ask Al how we can use your talents.


Q: Do I need to bring any tools?
A: If you have some hand tools that you are accustomed to using,  it's a good idea to bring them.  However, in most cases, some specialty power tools are provided at the work site.  If you bring personal tools with you, be sure they are clearly labels with your name, in case they are misplaced.

Health

Q: Are there any special health issues that need to be addressed before going on a trip?
A: It is highly recommended that you have an up-to-date tetanus shot.  Accidents can happen on a building site, so taking this precautionary measure can provide some peace of mind.


Q: Is the work strenuous or hot?
A: Sometimes the work can be rather strenuous.  When you are at a building site, it is important that you keep yourself well hydrated and work at a comfortable pace in the heat.  Work sites are generally not air conditioned.


Q: Do I need a physical?
A: No.  A physical is not required.  However, as is the case with all physical activity, it's a good idea to consult your physician before going on a trip.

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