Men of Service FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Men of Service provide?
We take care of items that need to be repaired or replaced efficiently! These tasks range from fence repair to replacing appliances like ceiling fans and toilets, as well as minor wall repairs and yard work.

When you submit your request, a volunteer Project Leader will schedule a time to visit with you at your home two weeks before your service day. At that time, they will be able to determine what we can assist you with. Unfortunately, we cannot provide services that require licensed trade workers like large-scale infrastructure, plumbing, electrical, moving, or HVAC work, but we would be glad to redirect you.

On the day scheduled for your requests, a team of volunteers will be available at your home from 8 am to 12 pm.

Do you have to be a member of Capital Church?

Capital Men of Service seeks to support widows/widowers, single mothers, and the elderly in our church family. If you feel like you fit in these categories then we encourage you to submit a request!

Can they do more than one project?
Yes, you can submit as many requests as you need. Once the Project Leader visits your home, a plan will be determined to create a time frame around when each project can be finished. Because we are a volunteer force, this time frame is made depending on how many available volunteers we have as well as how many requests we have received.
Can Men of Service help if I am in a rental property?
We would be more than happy to help repair or replace standard items regarding basic maintenance to the property.

When your project is assigned to one of our Project Leaders, he will schedule a time to visit your home.  During that time, the Project Leader will review the task list and determine what Capital Men of Service volunteers will be able to complete versus items that need to be referred to a certified/licensed trade.

How quickly can the Capital Men of Service team complete my project?
Our Men of Service team works on the second Saturday of every month. If your need is pressing then we will do what we can to be available on the next service Saturday.
Is there a limited on how often the Men of Service team can come to my home?

Depending on the number of requests we receive, we are usually able to visit one time per year; however, we may be able to assist another time if we have the availability!

Why is there a need to have more than one person in my home?
The Men of Service team will always have at least 2 men together anytime we visit or serve our clients. We always strive to be above reproach.
Do the men have background checks?

Yes.  Capital Church completes a background check on the volunteers that serve on our Men of Service team.

Are these volunteers licensed?
A number of our leaders and volunteers are contractors and generally supervise or scout your needed repairs in advance.  They know what to look for and if projects / repairs that are out of our scope of work.  These items are discussed with you prior to scheduling your projects.
What do I need to know about the volunteers who will help me?
Each member of our team is an entrusted, God-loving volunteer who is willing to help you in your time of need. Each person has had a background check prior to joining the team, and all have had years of handyman experience, as well as being former or current contractors. If a project seems out of our scope, we would be more than willing to help you find the resources necessary for that project.
Do I need to be home for the project to be worked on?
You or an entrusted adult with detailed knowledge of the project must be present at the home while our team is helping you.
Do I need to pay for the services?
There is no charge for our labor; we are a volunteer service here to help you with your needs! You are welcome to pay or have purchased materials for your project(s), however it is okay if you are not able to pay for the materials. While more details may be discussed in our initial visit prior to your service day, we will do whatever we can to get you in the right direction!