Our campus maintenance program began in response to two identified needs: first, to keep our campus in the best possible appearance and functionality; and secondly, to reduce our Sugarloaf annual operations expense. Our first step was to identify three important goals for the program, and make a commitment to develop a program that would last into the church's future.
A Campus Volunteer leadership team was formed that included the Sugarloaf Trustees, staff operations, a planning & administration leader, a Project Advisory Board consisting of three professional contractors, a Team Captain, Team leaders, and a promotions/recruiting/communications leader.
All Maintenance needs, inside and outside our buildings, would be identified by Church Operations, Staff, Trustees and Volunteers. They would be submitted through a Campus Needs Notice form located on our website. Once submitted, a need would be examined to determine whether it could be done by a non-professional and was financially affordable. If it passed these tests, it would be approved by Staff Operations. The Need would then be worked by the Project Advisory Board to determine the materials and labor necessary to complete the project. The work would be scheduled on a Saturday morning from 9 AM - Noon by a Team leader, who would organize the volunteers to work, secure the materials, manage the project.
Team leaders and volunteers are recruited from the entire church community, needing only a desire and willingness to serve for 2-3 hours on a Saturday morning. Depending on the number of projects scheduled, there may be several teams working at any given time. All materials are supplied by our church. Volunteers may bring their own tools or use those provided. Videos, pictures and short interviews may be done for promotion purposes.
The church community is kept up-to-date on all projects by accessing the Project Database on our website and through other Sugarloaf church communications. Gatherings are held semi-annually to review and celebrate accomplishments - a time for more fellowship and fun.
Everyone is encouraged to get involved in this enjoyable, personally satisfying service.