Guide to Project Description Icons
Rating the Relative Difficulty of Project Work
The colored dials below indicate the relative difficulty of a project’s scope of work. Most projects will fall somewhere in the middle of the range of difficulty dial. These dials only indicate the nature of the scope of work and do not necessarily rate the project site.
Green dials indicate the easiest projects with tasks that almost any person would be able to undertake. These projects will generally not involve working on roofs, at heights, or on foundations underneath buildings.
Yellow dials will make up the bulk of HistoriCorps projects and are considered to be at of intermediate difficulty. The scope of work on these projects will involve some more challenging tasks like working on a ladder, moving heavy materials, and some roof and foundation work. If you are up for anything, these projects are for you.
The orange dial indicates our more difficult projects. The bulk of work on these projects will primarily be of a difficult or physically demanding nature, like roofing; carrying heavy logs; or working with primarily hand tools. If you’re up for anything and enjoy a challenge, these projects are for you.
The red dial indicates our most difficult projects. These projects may require a refundable deposit to register for them. These projects take place in remote areas that are difficult to access, require a significant increase of logistical planning and expenditure on HistoriCorps’ part, and require volunteers to be physically ready for difficult work in a difficult environment. Volunteers will be expected to carry their own gear for hours while hiking into the work and campsite; be prepared for inclement weather with minimal shelter; and work longer days than usual on rustic structures without access to power tools and modern technology. Sound fun? We thought so.