Site Selection and Management Committee
Construction experience, particularly in renovation, whether you are a "do-it-yourselfer" or professional, is a great asset to this committee. Along with our president and members of our Board, committee members review applications received for RTB's services. If an applicant qualifies, committee members make site visits and determine the feasibility of accepting the recipient and the site for one of RTB's programs.
Contractors, project managers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, or veteran "weekend warriors" with good renovation skills are particularly good matches for the Project Supervisor position.
Project Supervisors are responsible for all technical construction aspects of their sites. They have the skill and experience to help ensure that the scope of work is reasonable and that the skilled labor required for the job is identified. Before the work begins, they visit the site, finalize the scope of work, and provide the RTB office with the list of building materials needed for the required work. On the day of the project they also collaborate with the House Captains to organize and direct the work of the many unskilled volunteers.
Successful House Captains are organized, flexible, energetic, and enjoy working with people. Before any given project, the House Captain visits the assigned site with the Project Supervisor, gets to know the homeowner and family (or non-profit organization), and helps to determine the scope and order of the work.
On the day of the project, the House Captain is the "go-to" person on site, serving as the project manager who makes sure that both the work and the site clean-up are completed as planned. The House Captain also strives to make every RTB volunteer's experience on the job a successful, safe, and enjoyable one.
"I started volunteering with Rebuilding Together Boston about eleven years ago because it seemed a great idea to help people stay in their own homes, make them safe and warm and give a general fix up to the houses of people who can not managed to do so themselves. I wasn't looking for rewards, but every "last Saturday in April" has been a joy to see the recipient's look of astonishment at the free intensive work done by a huge crowd of volunteers.”
-- Bill Kahn, Voluteer