Framing Day in Legacy Station November 2, 2013
We are excited you are interested in volunteering for Turning Point Ministries. There are opportunities to serve in construction, fund-raising and other services such as helping move clients into Turning Point homes. We appreciate your support of providing affordable housing in Edmond. We require that all volunteers have an accurate record on file, including the name of an emergency contact. It is important for you to fill out and sign this form and provide it to the Turning Point Board prior to volunteering
Policies and guidelines
Before coming out to volunteer on a Turning Point worksite, please consider and comply with the following for a safe and pleasant day of fun and fellowship.
When you arrive on the job site, it is imperative that you identify the Turning Point individual in charge to sign the waiver. The waiver MUST be signed before doing any work at the jobsite. Please direct any questions to the Turning Point individual in charge. Please recognize your limitations and stay within them.
We do not accept court-ordered community service volunteers who are doing hours for offences including, but not limited to, the following: Any wrong doing with a child, any type of drug possession; any offense of a violent act or threat of a violent act, any case of sexual offense or assault, any offense of robbery or theft, other offences at the discretion of the Volunteer Coordinator.
All volunteers working on the construction site must be 14 or over. 14 and 15 year olds must be accompanied, and supervised by their parent, and groups with 16-17 year olds must have one supervising adult for each five youth. ALL YOUTH under the age of 18 must have a signed permission waiver from their parent or guardian. A copy of the waiver can be found on our website. Teens without this signed waiver will be unable to work on the construction site.
Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty. Sturdy, closed toe shoes are required for your safety. Sandals or flip flops are not allowed. Bring something to drink so that you can stay hydrated. If you bring tools with you, make sure they are labeled with your name. For the safety of all, only qualified individuals should operate tools used on site. Volunteers are expected to follow safety guidelines provided by the Turning Point individual in charge.
A volunteer must be 18 or older to use power tools. 14 and 15 year olds are allowed to paint, landscape, pick-up trash, move dirt, provide and serve lunches, and help move clients. They cannot do general carpentry. 16 and 17 year olds are allowed to do general carpentry, which can include activities such as hammering, putting in insulation, etc. They cannot do excavation, demolition, roofing, use of power tools or work at heights above 6 feet. They must follow all rules pertaining to hardhat use, height requirements and power tools. 2
Volunteers over 75 years of age are not allowed to do any work that requires leaving the ground, such as work which requires climbing or using a ladder. They should not work unaccompanied or lift or carry materials that weigh more than 25 pounds. Care should be taken when lifting any objects.
We welcome all individuals and groups who are interested in helping in construction, regardless of your skill level.
All construction volunteers must be at least 14 years of age to do construction work. Those 16-18 years old have some restrictions, and those ages 14-16 can only help with landscaping, painting and clean up. All minors must have a parent/guardian fill out a Waiver of Liability and a Minors Permission Form to be allowed to work on site.