The Build Week, April 25-30, is organized into 3 shifts a day:
- Construction - Morning Shift: 8AM-12PM
- LUNCH: provided for all volunteers on morning shift
- Construction - Afternoon Shift: 12:30PM-4:30PM
- DINNER: provided for all volunteers on afternoon shift
- Construction - Evening Shift: 5:00PM-8:00PM (followed by a light 'to-go' meal)
*You can show up to help even if you are not registered (no child care however - must be registered). We can take over 50 volunteers/shift. We ask all volunteers to park in the grassy lot above the park or along Mill Street. Please come with work gloves & prepared for the elements.
And Please Note: Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 is the Grand Opening of the Playground with a Community Potluck. Come one and all to celebrate our community's hard work!
Two Construction Managers from Play By Design, the company hired to design and oversee construction of the playground, will be onsite the entire build week. Ten construction crew supervisors will be overseeing construction volunteers. These 10 construction supervisors are: Todd Kruger, John Dundas, Paul Arentsen, Brian Oliver, Nick Lunde, Robin Pace, Mary Kay Pace, Anders Pace, Ed Graham, and Jennifer Wing. Each supervisor will receive either "skilled" volunteers (those comfortable with power tools) or "unskilled" volunteers (those who prefer not to use power tools).
Construction Volunteers can sign up for one 4 hour shift, an entire day, 2-3 days, or the entire build. Lunch, dinner and child care provided for ages 2 and up. We also need Food Service Volunteers for lunch and dinner. Childcare will occur at the Joseph Community Center (Tuesday-Thursday) and the Place (Friday-Sunday)
Curious what this experience will be like? Check out this video of a Play By Design build 3 years ago in Ipswich, Massachusetts. This video is a time lapse of the six day playground build, the opening ceremony, and the first use by the school Monday morning. Each second of video represents 30 minutes of real time.