Volunteers help with projects, second week ahead

Volunteers help with projects, second week ahead

Painting throughout Jackson Hall, placing new ceiling tiles in residence halls, and removing a tree above the Underground Cafe were among the service projects completed by nearly two dozen people during BBC&S' first Volunteers Week of the summer.

The labor is a huge blessing to the campus community and the hard-working Maintenance Department.

"Their contribution really relieves some of the pressure of trying to get ready for this coming school year," said Director of Facilities Administration Wayne Stevens. Volunteers Week

"The work they do is very valuable to us. For some of the smaller jobs that really eat up time and keep us from getting to some of the bigger things we have out there, they help us get caught up."

Each year, volunteers perform a range of jobs - from painting and cleaning to electrical work and plumbing. Workers and their families gain an inexpensive time together and the campus gains updates and improvements. The first 2011 week ran June 19-25.

A second Volunteers Week is set for July 10-16. Details are online at

The cost of Volunteers Week is just $15 per person for the week. Children under 6 are free. The minimal cost includes all meals, housing, and activities.

Special benefits, work ahead
Volunteers' painted in Jackson Hall included steps, windows, the elevator foyer, and some offices.

Among the volunteers was Keith Horn of Milford, PA.

"We come because we can use the talents the Lord has given us to help people in ministry," Horn said.

"We love the fellowship, it's always encouraging to be with people who love the Lord. The devotional time has been very encouraging."

See photos of Volunteers Week and campus here.

Volunteers stayed in residence halls through the week and heard from special speakers, including Wayne Stevens, former BBC&S Vice President Jim Huckaby, former maintenance director Andy Harkleroad, and members of the Summer Crew.

Registration details and more about Week 2 are online at For questions, call 570.585.9330 or email

Summer On Campus
BBC&S is hosting several more camps, conferences, and events this summer on campus, including Teen Leadership Conference, Boot Camp for Junior Highers, and Defenders Sports Camps.

View all of the 2011 summer opportunities websites at

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on-campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students go beyond the ordinary, learning to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills.

To learn more, go to or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 6/23/2011 1:37:11 PM

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