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Build Your Team
So you've decided to take a giant leap of faith and have signed up to lead a build team. Good for you! Now comes the fun part, building your team! We've had decades of experience working with teams and we want to help you in whatever way we can to make sure your team is the right mix of people. There are a few questions you might have and we have some resources we'd like to share.
WHAT DOES A TEAM LOOK LIKE?
Build teams can be made up from any group, schools, churches, businesses, neighbors, Bible studies, sports teams, Fathers and sons/daughters, and more! The perfect team size is around 10 people. If you'd like to bring a larger group, let us know and we can talk about what that might look like. After all, we're not limited to building just 1 house with each team. We've hosted teams as large as 50 people and have built 3 homes simultaneously. You don't have to be worried about having someone on the team that has a construction background. We'll take care of those details. Our ground team will lead your team each day on the build site, instructing you on what tools to use, what to cut, how to put up a wall or install a door. By weeks end, you'll be ready to head back home and build a house of your own!
GET THE WORD OUT
It's important to let people know what you're doing and where you're going. Be sure to make use of all social media outlets, (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc) and let your network know the details. Make a few personal calls and appeals to people you know would be interested. A great way to build your team is to host an informational meeting at your home. Go through the website together. Share with the group the bio of the family you want to build for. Share with them your heart and what made you want to step out and take on this challenge. Depending on your location, we can help facilitate someone with prior experience in building with Dwellings to be present and share with your group. Contact us for more information.
Once your team is formed, you'll want to have a point person that will handle all of the coordination with Dwellings staff. That person can put together a communication list to pass along information as plans develop. As the trip gets closer, you may want to gather the team together to go over packing lists, be sure everyone has their passport, answer questions regarding where the team will be staying and who will be meeting them at the airport. Organizing a team can be hard work, but it's incredibly rewarding. This group of people will make memories and develop friendships that will last a lifetime. You might be building a house for another family, but it's YOUR life that will experience the greatest change!
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