Based on survey input from 2016 participants, we know that volunteers appreciate knowing in advance what they're going to be doing on the Day of Service - what kind of Tool they will be - and what kind of tools they can bring with them.
About a week before the Day of Service*, registered volunteers receive a note from their Volunteer Coordinator with details about the project they'll be working on. Every effort is made to match volunteers to a project based on the preferences they marked on their registration form:
yard work and cleanup (only option available for families with children),
paint and stain,
skirting (on mobile homes),
carpentry (e.g., decks and stairs),
roofs and gutters (for the 18 & over set);
specialty skill (e.g., electrician, plumber, etc.);
administrative (paperwork, registration, organizing lunches, etc.)
Then, if volunteers have tools they'd like to bring, they know how to plan.
Bringing their own tools is not required, but we do recommend bringing:
* Register for the 2017 Day of Service. In addition to the annual Day of Service, The Neighborhood Rehab Project organizes smaller projects throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter to receive information and register to Be A Tool for a monthly project.