Qualifications and Who Does the Work

Who Qualifies

Elderly, handicapped, and lower-income residents of Bureau County.  Residents must live within a 30 minute drive from the sleeping quarters which will be either Princeton High School or Princeton Elementary Logan Junior High.  Applications will be available mid-April at local churches, Bureau County Senior Center, Tri-County Opportunities Council or from our website https://sites.google.com/site/bureaucountyworkcamp.  Completion of an application does not guarantee that work will be done on every home.  The Selection process will take place in the spring of 2019.  Selection is based on:  1) number of students and adults registered to attend the camp, 2) amount of work to be completed (must be able to be completed in 1 week).  There is no cost to the home owner.


Who Will Do The Work

Projected between 250 and 300 adults and teenage volunteers will work on as many as 40 or more homes of local residents.


Partner in the Process

We again will be partnering with Groups Cares, a non-profit interdenominational Christian volunteer home-repair organization headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.  This summer, almost 25,000 young people and adults will participate in 35 Workcamps in communities across the United States.  The idea behind the Workcamps started in Colorado din 1977 when residents suffered from the Big Thompson River flood in which many different denominations came from across the country the next summer to help.  To date, over 300,000 missions trip participants have racked up more than 6 million volunteer hours serving people in need.


Qualifying Towns

Arlington, Buda, Bureau Junction, Cherry, DePue, Dover, Hollowayville, LaMoille, Malden, Manlius, Ohio, Princeton, Seatonville, Sheffield, Spring Valley, Tiskilwa, Van Orin, Walnut, Wyanet.  Work site must be within a 30 minute drive from the lodging school in Princeton, IL.