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Sign-up to Volunteer! - We're building Community!

For our project to be a success we will need hundreds of bodies able and ready to work on "Build Week" - August 6-11, 2024. If you can be there to help (even for a portion of the week) please select the 'Build Day Volunteer!' box.

Below is more info about some of the key volunteers we need! Be a Captain!

You may also select 'Receive General Information' about the project and we'll be sure to keep you informed.
Thank you for joining us!!! 

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  BUILD WEEK is
Aug. 6 to 11, 2024!  

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Be a Captain

Be a Captain of our ClockTower!

Just like in 1997, we need Captains for each team of volunteers. Each of these roles comes with all the information you will need to help make the 2024 BUILD a week you'll never forget! Play By Design provides a complete packet and a team of professionals that will guide the effort. And since the project isn't "from scratch," but rather repairs and putting together new play pieces, the project is cleaner and simpler than the 1997 project.

  • General Coordinator(s) - Julie Sverid, Rick Frankhart, Marcus Kaemming, Charles Shiver

    • ​The General Coordinator supervises and coordinates all aspects of the project. He/she is responsible for overseeing all other coordinators and staying up to date on their progress. The GC is also the liaison with Play by Design professionals.

  • Volunteers Captain - 

    • ​The Volunteers Coordinator solicits community members to participate in the playground build. Ideally, two people share the responsibilities. You will collect and organize potential volunteers 

  • Materials Captain​​​​ -

    • This position may be split into “Donated Materials Coordinator” and “Purchased Materials Coordinator.” The Purchased Materials Coordinator should be ready to start pricing materials when you receive the Preliminary Materials List (PML). The Donated Materials Coordinator should be identified as soon as possible start identifying potential donors.

  • Tools Captain​ - Steve Wright

    • This coordinator gathers the necessary tools, typically loaned by individuals, rental shops, and occasionally tool manufacturers. All tools are borrowed for the duration of the project or as long as needed, usually 6 to 10 days. Tool owners are guaranteed that all tools will be returned in check-in condition, or they will be replaced. Funds are set aside to repair or replace any damaged equipment.

  • Food Captain - Cathy Blair, 

    • Your goal is to make the meal breaks a time for relaxing with fellow volunteers who are quickly becoming friends. It’s never too early to start planning! The food coordinator does not make the food; other people do.

  • Childcare Captain - Pat Rohrer, Kathy Brigham, 

    • If childcare is well organized and fun, everyone will have a great time. Plan the kind of childcare that will make volunteers want to work longer because their children are having so much fun.

  • Site Captain Team - Derik Bollinger and city staff

    • The site coordinator’s job begins around the time of the pre-construction visit. If your playground is at a community park, someone from the Parks & Rec Department or who is in charge of the facilities may take on this job. This person is responsible for preparing and staging the site for construction. The site coordinator is also responsible for making sure the construction electrical service is up and running before the build begins. The site coordinator must be on site for the entire build. It helps if he or she is a good delegator.

Check out this cool video from the original BUILD! If you were there, you'll feel joyous all over again! If you weren't, here's your chance to show some love to your community! Ready to be a Captain?  Email us with your choice. Thank you!

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  BUILD WEEK is
Aug. 6 to 11, 2024!  

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