Help us grow!

Our growing facility is always in need of maintenance and project work! Check out opportunities below to see how you can help be a part of this awesome Resource!


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Interested in helping out?
Contact Sierra St John at
sierra@fpfam.org or 360-823-3925


Drywall Repair and Painting

Skills: Lifting, Using Hand Tools, Previous Drywall Finishing Experience

Estimated Time: 4.5 Hours

We replaced broken toilet paper dispensers in the bathrooms last spring and still need to repair the holes left behind in the drywall from the old anchors.  After fixing the drywall holes the patches will need painted again.  We have all the tools and materials on site for this job.

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Vinyl Cove Base Installation

Skills: Lifting, Using Hand Tools, Previous Base Installation Experience

Estimated Time: 4.5 Hours

We have around 200ft of 6 inch vinyl cove base to install in the warehouse.  Furniture items will need to be moved as part of the installation. We have the materials and tools for the job.


Skills: Lifting, Using Hand Tools, Previous Drywall Finishing Experience

Estimated Time: 4.5 Hours

Earlier this spring a wall was removed to make a classroom space larger upstairs.  The drywall now needs repaired and painted.  We have all the necessary tools and materials for the job.

Drywall Repair Upstairs

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Skills: Lifting, Using Hand Tools, Experience Installing Drywall Anchors and Leveling Objects on Walls.

Estimated Time: 3 Hours

Two locations for flatscreen TV's to be installed.  One in a classroom upstairs (we've installed one of two already upstairs) and a second TV to install downstairs in the bookstore area.  We have all mounting hardware and tools necessary.

Installing 2 Flatscreen TV's

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Skills: Lifting, Using Hand Tools including screw drivers, drills/impact drivers, Following detailed instructions from a booklet.

Estimated Time: 2 Hours/Cabinet (8-10 hours total time)

We have five more cabinets which need assembled for use in the recording studio, art classroom and other places.  Help us assemble them, the assembly can be complex.  We have all the necessary tools and materials on site.

Assembling 5 Cabinets

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Skills: Lifting, Using Hand Tools including drills and impact drivers on a concrete wall.

Estimated Time: 30 Minutes

Install 2 door bumpers in a concrete wall using a drill and impact driver to protect the observation hive from hitting the wall.  We have all the necessary hardware and tools.

Install Door Bumpers

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Skills: Basic computer skills, good communicator, reading, attention to detail

Estimated Time: Ongoing

Make arrangements to help in the bookstore by contacting Nancy Hill directly.  Please email nancy@fpfam.org.

Sorting Books & Bookstore Help

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Skills: Painting with brushes and rollers.  Masking/tape and paper, attention to detail and follow-up to clean brushes before leaving.(optional use of ladder)

Estimated Time: 30 Minutes or More...

Help us touch up and trim areas with paint still needing a little TLC.  Some painting on ground level.  We have all paint, masking items, and equipment necessary. We also have painting which will require a ladder.  Please let us know if you are or aren't comfortable on a ladder.

Touch-up Painting

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Bending Insulation Spikes

Skills: Using Pliers, Comfortable on a ladder in hard to reach locations.

Estimated Time: 30 Minutes to 4 hours

Bend over spikes from insulation behind the black stage curtains. The spikes stick out and will damage the curtains over time. They need to all be bent over to protect the curtains. Not a difficult job, but a lot of time must be spent on a ladder.  We have all the tools and materials needed for this job.

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Skills: Using Screw Drivers, Previous Experience Exchanging Outlets

Estimated Time: 30 Minutes to 8 hours

Help us make the center safer.  We wish to exchange the standard outlets in the center (at least the first floor to start with) for tamper resistant outlets which are safer around our seedlings (little kids).  There are still many outlets and faceplates to be exchanged.  We have all the necessary tools and materials.  This job doesn't require an electrician, but does require experience working with electrical connections in buildings.

Change to Tamper Resistant Outlets

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Skills: Using Screw Drivers, Previous Experience Exchanging Light Switches

Estimated Time: 30 Minutes to 2.5 Hours

Exchange less functional light switches for motion sensing switches (bathrooms and closets) making the building more efficient. We have all the necessary tools and materials.  This job doesn't require an electrician, but does require experience working with electrical connections in buildings.

Exchange Light Switches


Skills: Painting with brushes and rollers and follow-up to clean brushes before leaving. Must be comfortable on a ladder. 

Estimated Time: 2 Hours

Help us paint the areas above the garage doors in the warehouse black.  The painting will need to be done with a roller and brush using a ladder.  This job is inside.  We have all the necessary tools and materials for this job.

Painting Above Garage Doors

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Skills: A basic understanding of electrical wiring using wire cutters, wire strippers and wire nuts.

Estimated Time: 45 Minutes/Display Case (3 hours total)

Change out dim and burned out lights in our display cases for brighter led tubes.  We have all the equipment and materials for this job.  A basic understanding of electrical wiring is necessary.

Rewire 4 Display Cases

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Skills: Understanding of electrical wiring.  Experience replacing florescent tubes, ballasts necessary. Use of wire cutters, wire strippers, and wire nuts. Must be comfortable at the top of a tall extension ladder.

Estimated Time: 60 Minutes

We have one remaining light fixture in the warehouse with four tubes to convert to LED.  It requires removing the ballast for the florescent tubes and wiring the new LED tubes directly using wire nuts.

Replace Remaining Florescent Tubes in Warehouse

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Skills: Basic plumbing experience, trouble shooting skills.

Estimated Time: 60 Minutes or More...

We have a urinal in the warehouse bathroom which is out of order.  The valve needs opened, cleaned and possibly replaced. It is stuck on.  We aren't completely sure what we will encounter yet.  It will likely require parts which we don't yet have on site, but will be happy to help get and/or pay for through Ferguson Plumbing Supply just a few blocks away.  We have all the necessary tools.

DONE!

Completed By:

Don Schaad.

Repair Urinal Valve

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Skills: Painting with brushes and rollers and follow-up to clean brushes before leaving. Must be comfortable on a ladder and willing to work outside.

Estimated Time: 6 Hours

Help us paint a section on the outside of the building.  It is where the sign used to be for the former building tenant.  The location has been patched, but now needs ground down (we have all the tools to grind it with water and a diamond head), allowed to dry and painted to match the building.  The painting will need to be done with a roller and brush using a ladder or from a small roof.  This job is outside and it may be a good job for a morning or evening if it is hot.  It does require dry weather.  We have all the necessary tools and materials for this job.  There is also a small amount of touch up work to do following the painting of the green stripe at the top of the building which was completed recently.

Grind and Paint Outside Concrete Wall

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Skills: Painting with brushes and rollers and follow-up to clean brushes before leaving. Some of this job requires being on a step ladder.  This is a good job for a family with kids.

Estimated Time: 1 Hour/Door (4 Garage Doors and 2 Small Doors)

The outside of the doors entering the warehouse are getting a new coat of paint. This is an outside job and requires dry weather.  If in the heat of the summer consider painting in the morning or arranging for an evening time to help.

Paint Outside of Warehouse Doors

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Skills: Painting with brushes and rollers and follow-up to clean brushes before leaving. This is a good job for a family with kids.

Estimated Time: 2 Hours

The railing outside in the parking lot is getting a coat of green paint.  Help us paint it using brushes and drop cloths. This job requires dry weather and will be hot in the summer months.  Consider arranging to help in the morning or evening due to temperature.

Paint Railing Outside

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Skills: Using hand tools and pulling weeds all the way to the roots. Bonus points if you have used a hula hoe before. This is a good opportunity for a family to help out.

Estimated Time: 30 minutes or more... possibly ongoing

The flowerbeds outside always need weeded, bark chips spread, etc.  Help us out.  This is an outside job so consider the weather and heat if it is in the summer.  Perhaps sign up for a morning or evening time.

Weeding and Such

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Skills: Need a truck and willingness to help load and move wood debris.

Estimated Time: 1.5 Hours

We have accumulated pallets and other wood debris which we could use help getting to a drop site to dispose of it.  The location to take it to is nearby the center, but we could use help getting it there. About two pickup truck loads at the moment.

Help With a Truck

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Skills: Ability to bend, twist, scrub and push a carpet cleaning machine.

Estimated Time: 3.5 Hours

We'll rent the carpet cleaner, but we need someone to help us use it.  Our auditorium carpet has stains and needs a thorough cleaning.  Anyone willing to help us with it?

Carpet Cleaning

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