YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – December 3, 2010 – A group of Antioch College volunteers, primarily alumni, joined with staff to create the Volunteers for Antioch Maintenance Projects, or VAMP, a crew whose sole purpose is to perform building maintenance and repair to get the campus ready for the return of students in the fall of 2011.
VAMP was the brainchild of a number of alumni who were interested in donating at least a week of volunteer hours each month, Julian Sharp, manager of volunteer work, said. “They’re serving the emerging needs of the College.”
The first VAMP project is January 10-21, 2011, when the team will set up a maintenance shop in the Maples firehouse. Volunteers will be assigned work consistent with their skills and physical capabilities. There is work for skilled, semi-skilled, or not quite skilled volunteers.
Volunteers play an increasingly important role in readying the campus for the arrival of the first class since 2008. During the second week of November, a volunteer crew spent five days working in Pennell House, the Units and the Coretta Scott King Center.
They cleaned, primed and painted the porch at Pennell; replaced water-damaged drywall and sealed the glass block windows in the Units; and repaired windows on the south side of the Coretta Scott King Center.
Volunteers included: Jon Baker ’72, Eva Erickson ’11, Tom LaMers ’68, Evelyn LaMers ’69, Tom Sain ’08, Jim Spangler ’74, Garrett Miller ’11, Nat Freeman, Jenn Wheeler, Kyle Prueter, and Josh Miller of the campus facilities staff.
For information, contact Julian Sharp, manager of volunteer work, at firstname.lastname@example.org.