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What is the name of / where is my CareFest project?
Check your email and search for emails from “Eventbrite” or “CareFest”. When you registered you should have been sent a confirmation email which has your projects name, location, and other info. If you didn’t use your email or if someone else registered you under their email, then you will need to ask that person for the confirmation email.
Who is the lead volunteer for my project?
- The name of the project on Eventbrite will have the name of the lead volunteer at the end of the project name. If it says (Lead Vol: TBD) that means we still do not have anyone who has volunteered to take on that role yet.
- If you are interested in helping by being the Lead Volunteer for your project, check out the next question!
What is a Lead Volunteer?
- The Lead Volunteer serves as the group organizer for the day, and receives all the details and info about the project before the day of CareFest. This includes a list of volunteers signed up for the project, and indicates which volunteers signed up to handle any of the more technical or skilled parts of the project.
- Then, on the day of the project the Lead Volunteer helps the group with the scope and the details of the project.
- If you have more questions about being a Lead Volunteer, or if you would like to be the Lead Volunteer but have already registered for another volunteer position, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHEN WILL I GET MORE INFO ABOUT WHAT I’M DOING?
The project description should give you the big idea of what you are doing at the project. As we approach CareFest your Lead Volunteer will get more specifics from the CareFest planning and evaluating team. If your project does not have a Lead Volunteer yet you can send an email to us at email@example.com and request the details on behalf of your team.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- Your CareFest shirt, water, and if you have any *tools that might be helpful for what you are doing.
- Most people also find a hat, bug spray, and sunscreen to be very helpful.
- You can check your project's description on Eventbrite and see what items are listed under “VOLUNTEERS SHOULD BRING (if you are able):” Some sites have a slightly different list depending on the project
- *Note: If you plan to bring your own tools please mark your tools! We suggest colored tape, your name and phone number. It's much easier to sort out your rake, shovel, or paint brush from the other tools that are at the project if you have clearly marked in some way.
WHEN ARE WE MEETING?
CareFest will begin on Saturday, May 14 in the morning with a kick-off rally at Wheaton Bible Church outside on the lawn on the west side of the church. Plan on arriving around 8:15am. The rally will begin at 8:20am sharp, and we should be done a little before 9am.
- Most projects begin after the kick-off rally at approximately 9am with the goal of ending around 12:00pm or 12:30pm at the latest.
- Some projects begin earlier than 9am so if you happen to be signed up for a project that starts earlier than the kick-off rally please go directly to your project location and meet the other volunteers there.
- Not sure when your projects starts? Check your projects start time in the registration confirmation email you received and/or go to your projects listing on Eventbrite.
IF MY PROJECT ENDS BEFORE NOON, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- If your team is super efficient and finishes the work planned for your project with time to spare, it would be WONDERFUL if you could help another project nearby!
- Call the CareFest contact number listed in the email you got the day before CareFest (search your inbox for "Tomorrow is CareFest") and we will let you know if there is a project nearby that could use some reinforcements.
- Note: you probably already received a text from the CareFest number, the last four digits are 8050
- Thank you!
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE END OF THE PROJECT?
- At the end of your project please...
- Clean up any trash, tools, and unused or reusable materials.
- Trash and Yard Waste should be returned to Wheaton Bible Church and thrown in the corresponding CareFest dumpsters
- Rented tools or unused materials should be returned to Wheaton Bible Church
HOW DO I GET MY CAREFEST SHIRT?
- You can pick up your shirt on a Sunday morning at Wheaton Bible Church by visiting the CareFest tables in the atrium.
- Otherwise, we may have some shirts left on the day of CareFest (Saturday, May 14) at the kick-off rally, so if you did not get yours before CareFest look for the t-shirt table at the kick-off rally. Shirts will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.