Union Springs Academy (NY) Project

July 19 - 28, 2019
New York, USA
Participation Fee
Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the project.
What's Included


Union Springs Academy is one of our many efforts based in North America. Each year, Maranatha works with organizations in the United States and Canada to provide volunteer labor for various construction or renovation projects.

Volunteers will be working at Union Springs Academy in the state of New York (western New York, near Buffalo). The academy was founded in 1921. Over the years the campus has grown to include administration and classroom buildings, dormitories, faculty housing, a church, and athletic facilities. In addition the school operates a farm and orchard and has many cabins on campus that are utilized for camp meetings and other events. For over nine decades Union Springs Academy has provided quality Christian education to young people.

On this project, volunteers will renovate the boys dorm, which was built in the late 1960’s. Work will include removing old flooring and installing new flooring, painting, replacing light fixtures, and refinishing furniture. In addition there are other tasks around campus including updating the hallways, painting stairwells, landscaping, and more!

Renovations included painting boys dorm rooms, all on 1st floor, and 3 on 2nd floor. Painted stair wells on both ends, chapel (boys dorm), exercise room, foyer and front entrance. Power washed outside of chapel and painted and repaired chapel in in girls dorm.
Stain boys dorm apartment deck, picnic tables, and benches.
Landscaped admin building, goys and girls dorm, weed wacking and mowing.
Removal of carpet in rooms, hallway and stair wells
Floors prepped, laminated and floor installed
Electrical rewired, new fixtures installed
Replaced window blinds
Removed of paint from stairwell steps

Barbara Mayes,
Project Coordinator
Bill Boyd,
Construction Superintendent
Friday, July 19
Arrive at Union Springs Academy
Sunday, July 21
First Work Day
Sunday, July 28
Depart from Union Springs Academy
ARRIVALUnion Springs Academy
40 Springs St
Union Springs, NY 13160
Dorms, Cabins, and RV Sites
Travel Information

If you are planning on flying to the project, the closest airport is Syracuse (SYR).

Please book flights that come in before 6 pm on the arrival date. If you need to fly in later than 6 pm or outside of the arrival and departure dates, please check with the Maranatha office to confirm that your travel plans can be accommodated.

Please send your itinerary to volunteer@maranatha.org so pick up arrangements can be made.

Travel Resources

CI Azumano Travel:
800-454-4099 or by email with Erle Dpenha or Azumano Team at corporatetravel@ciazumano.com

Butler Travel:
503-879-5005 or by email with Nathanael at nathan@butlertravel.com


United States Facts & Figures


Washington DC


318 million


82% English, 11% Spanish


Mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida. Arid in the great plains and the southwest. Low winter temperatures in the northern states.


51% Protestant, 24% Catholic, 2% Mormon


US Dollar

Contact Us Want to speak with someone at Maranatha directly? Please call our office at 916.774.7700 to speak with a volunteer specialist. Alternatively, you can send us an email.