house & skill captains...
House Captains are project managers. They are responsible for meeting with the homeowners and preparing them for the big event, assembling a team of volunteers, working with their skill captain to identify the work that their crew can complete in just one day, ordering necessary materials and supplies, planning the day's activities to avoid conflicts, and overseeing all work to ensure a successful Rebuilding Day or special project.
Skill Captains are construction supervisors. They are responsible for providing the technical pre-planning expertise, coordinating the materials estimate, labor requirements, and the sequencing of activities on the day of the project. Skill Captains should also focus on the safe use of hand and power tools, ladders, lead safe painting practices, and maintaining a safe working environment for everyone on the jobsite.
The House and Skill Captains should both meet with homeowners to inspect the home and determine the scope of work that can be accomplished. A good working relationship between House and Skill Captains is important. Both should feel comfortable sharing ideas and responsibilities as required to ensure a successful project and a good experience for their homeowners and team members.
Note: The following documents are provided in either Microsoft Word Document (Doc) or Portable Document Format (PDF), which requires the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. Should you have difficulty opening them, you may need to download a newer version of Acrobat Reader or the Word Viewer 2003 with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.
Important: The House Captain handbook should be read before making contact with the homeowner(s) and the forms must be completed prior to work being performed on the house.
- House Captain & Skill Captain Handbook (Word Doc - Revised 02/15/2011) - Contains information about the Rebuilding Together Baltimore program and it explains the responsibilities of House Captains & Skill Captains.
- House & Skill Captain Training 2011 PowerPoint Presentation (PPT - 1,019 KB) - If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer, you may download the free PowerPoint Viewer.
- Fast Facts (PDF - 76 KB)
- Our Programs (PDF - 102 KB)
- Volunteer Information Form and Agreement for Minors (PDF - 195 KB)
- Volunteer Information Form and Agreement for Adults (PDF - 168 KB)
- Homeowner's Agreement & Release from Liability (PDF - 146 KB) - Sample for House Captain review only.
- Homeowner's Waiver (PDF - 11 KB) - House Captain to have homeowner(s) complete AFTER work is complete
- Volunteer Safety Checklist (PDF - 45 KB)
- Energy Captain Position Description (PDF - 90 KB)
- Energy Efficiency Checklist for Moderate Climates (PDF - 227 KB)
- Home Safety Checklist (PDF - 77 KB)
- Scope of Work form Rebuilding Day 2011 — Blank (Word Doc - 102 KB)
- Scope of work example (PDF)
- Inspection report sample from ETO database (PDF)
- Federal Requirements for Volunteer Paint and Rehabilitation Programs (PDF)
- HUD-CDC Lead Paint Safety Field Guide (PDF)
- Safety Manual 2011 (Word Doc - 126 KB)
- Volunteer Roster (PDF) - Use this form to list the names, phone numbers and special skills for each volunteer on your work team.
- Information for Homeowners Brochure (Revised 02/08/05) - Tri fold brochure given to homeowners, which briefly explains our mission, what to expect at various stages of the process, and how to prepare for Rebuilding Day. The contact name, house captain or project manager, and telephone number fields may be completed on your computer before printing the brochure -- click in the spaces provided to enter your contact information.
- Federal Requirements for Volunteer Paint and Rehabilitation Programs (PDF - 40 KB) - A fact sheet that provides an overview of the lead safety requirements for housing built before 1978 receiving federal rehabilitation assistance funding. For detailed requirements, refer to "Subpart J. REHABILITATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS" (pages 25-40) of "INTERPRETIVE GUIDANCE ON HUD'S LEAD SAFE HOUSING RULE: THE HUD REGULATION ON CONTROLLING LEAD-BASED PAINT HAZARDS IN HOUSING RECEIVING FEDERAL ASSISTANCE AND FEDERALLY OWNED HOUSING BEING SOLD (24 CFR Part 35)."
- NOTE: At any given time, Rebuilding Together Baltimore may be receiving HUD funding, the terms of which may require strict adherence to "lead safe work practices" as defined by the "Federal Requirements for Volunteer Paint and Rehabilitation Programs" document referenced above. Generally speaking, if your volunteer team will be "disturbing" more than 20 square feet of paint on exterior surfaces of a home, and/or more than 2 square feet of paint in any one interior room, and/or more than 10 percent of the total surface area of any small surface (such as window sills, baseboards or trim) the lead paint safety guidelines outlined in the following document "Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work" MUST be followed.
- The Lead-Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right (PDF - 1 MB) - Published by the EPA in April 2010, this brochure contains "Important lead hazard information for families, child care providers and schools."
- Lead Paint Safety: A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work (PDF - 1.3 MB) - "This guide is one part of HUD's comprehensive approach to lead safety in the home. If you perform routine maintenance on homes or apartments built before 1978, this guide will help you plan and carry out your work safely. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations explain and show what you need to do to protect yourself and your clients if you are working in older housing that could contain lead paint."
- Links to more home repair info...