Volunteers are a crucial part of our Jubilee family. This past year volunteers delivered home-cooked meals for people impacted by COVID, donated handsewn masks, and were a friend to people we support through virtual connections. But that’s not all our volunteers do!
Volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 52 recently joined our maintenance team to work on a long overdue decking project at Jubilee’s maintenance shop, located at Jubilee’s original office location. At the shop, our maintenance team works on projects and activities that benefit both the homes of people Jubilee supports and our main building in Kensington.
Eric Pletcher, Jubilee’s maintenance manager, shares that “the decking was shot, the little lean-to shed was habitat for forest creatures, the encircled oak was long gone, and the path had become an obstacle course. As our primary focus is upon the people we support and their homes, we screwed some plywood down on the deck to make it slightly less dangerous.”
David Deal sits on the Jubilee Association Board, and his son Ethan Deal is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout. David thought this may be a good candidate for an Eagle Scout project, and boy was he right! Ethan and the Boy Scouts amazed us all with their hard work and good cheer. Eric shares that “within a few hours, Ethan orchestrated things like a pro, educated his team on the use of drills & drivers and kept them on task for a three-hour completion time.”
“This project was a great learning experience, and I’m glad we were able to work with Jubilee,” Ethan tells Jubilee.
Interested in volunteering with Jubilee? Learn more and sign up on the volunteers page of our website.