Giving back to the community is important to many members of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers. Our members, whether in good times or bad, recognize the need to help other individuals and organizations that face economic or physical difficulties.
Union Roofers and Waterproofers are highly skilled in their trade—even beginning apprentices have specialized knowledge that can be put to use for the greater good. Therefore, it is not uncommon to find our members sacrificing a weekend to replace the roof on an elderly couple’s home, partake in a community-wide service event, or just help out a union brother or sister who is in need. A glimpse of the Community Service section in The Journeyman Roofer & Waterproofer is proof that Roofers across the nation regularly volunteer their time and skills giving back to others.
Many members learn this early on in apprenticeship. Apprenticeship programs regularly incorporate volunteer work into their curriculum, assisting construction-based organizations such as Habitat for Humanity
or Rebuilding Together
. Performing projects for these well-known volunteer programs not only benefits communities across the nation, but gives apprentices extra hands-on experience that strengthens their learning.
In 2014 we made a goal to reach 5,000 hours of community service across the country. We are proud to say we surpassed that goal with a total of 6,712 reported hours. This year we'd like to reach 10,000 volunteer hours. All local unions and members can help by reporting volunteer hours (charity work, fundraising, mentoring, volunteer coaching--any donation of your time for the good of others) to firstname.lastname@example.org
so we can reach this goal.
2015 marks the first year that the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers is partnering with the National Roofing Contractors Association to promote National Roofing Week, which takes place July 5 - 11. For more information, click here