Frontline Volunteer Job Description: those in good, physical condition that will work under direction from Samaritan’s Purse helping sift ashes and remove debris. Transportation to the work site will be by car pools.
Timeframe and Age Commitments:
Full day commitments – partial days are not possible due to access into the fire zone
Meet at church near Samaritan’s Purse truck in south parking by 7am
Return to church by 6pm (could vary, depending on work order request)
No children under 14- minors must be with a parent
Children will not be allowed to work machinery or heavy equipment
Work style, heavy jeans – no shorts
Boots or sturdy shoes; no opened toed shoes
No dresses or revealing apparel
Samaritan’s Purse will provide a free t-shirt – please do NOT alter it
Know how to take care of yourself
Take extra water, hats, gloves, sunscreen, whatever, to protect yourself
Bring your own lunch
Who’s in charge?
Samaritan’s Purse is totally in charge when you leave the church
They will check you in and train you
They will introduce themselves and ensure you know who your guide/supervisor is
Communicate directly with them for all work related issues
Each morning, decisions as to who can drive others will be determined within the pool of volunteers
If you can drive, please be sure to have tank full of gas when you arrive at the church
Each evening, there’s an opportunity to share experiences during the day
Chaplains are available to talk to anyone who has had struggles during the day
This is a serious task and we know you will understand why we want you to be aware of these special requirements. If you can meet these expectations you are now ready to answer the call. Serve 6.8 will inform you when Samaritan’s Purse has authorization to begin work and you will be responsible for showing up prepared as outlined above.
Please do not show up at the trailer until we let you know the work has begun.
Thank you all for being patient and for your faithful service.