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Arizona

Southern Arizona - border ministry

No More Deaths
3809 East 3rd Street
Tucson, AZ 85716

  • Visit the No More Deaths web site for information about mission trips, donations, etc.
  • Email No More Deaths
  • (520) 307-7379
  • Individuals and small teams welcome
  • Training provided; minimum age 18 unless accompanied by an adult; Spanish or medical expertise helpful/not essential
  • Opportunity available for traveling teams during March and the summer program; local volunteers welcome year round

Needs: work in desert camps to reach out to migrants in distress as they cross the desert (food, water, basic medical aid)

Volunteers are needed to help with home repairs or recovery efforts that may not be disaster-related.

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Arkansas

Volunteers needed at the Disaster Assistance Center

The Ferncliff Disaster Assistance Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, is one of the two processing locations for Church World Service Gift of the Heart Kits. Volunteers inspect kits that are received from churches around the country and help with receipting, checking, weighing, banding, palletizing and shrink wrapping in order to prepare the kits for shipment following a disaster. Participants may also help with other projects at Ferncliff and/or with other local mission agencies, especially if the work team is large.

Volunteer teams stay (and play) at the Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center.  The Ferncliff Retreat house sleeps up to 25 (5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, full kitchen); the Eco Center (straw bale walled, solar powered, radiant floor heated, very "green" building) can sleep 24 (6 bedrooms, meeting space but only a kitchenette);  Williams Lodge has 4-6 bedrooms with 3 single beds each and a kitchen, and Brown Center hotel rooms are available without cooking facilities. 

    • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
    • Minimum age high school; youth to adult ratio 5 to 1
    • Opportunities at Ferncliff for long term individual volunteers or couples to help with general hospitality during spring and fall (1-3 months)

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Colorado

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Boulder will be hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to September 2013 flooding.  

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 16; ratio of 5 youth to one adult over 25
  • Maximum team size 20 

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Florida

The sites we have listed are dealing in short term response to the flood and wind damage from Irma as well as recovery work for Hurricanes Matthew and Hermine. The work will consist of muck out / cleanup activities to stabilize homes from further damage such as mold or repairs and rebuilding of homes. 

This work is short term and you will be staying "response hosting sites."  They are not set up or officially affiliated with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Both the work and the housing accommodations may be quite different from what you have encountered in the past if you have stayed at a PDA hosting site. We strongly recommend that you ask the response hosting group any questions you may have before committing a volunteer team to the site. We also encourage you to make the PDA Call Center aware of your interest in going to one of these sites. This will allow the Call Center to put your group’s name on file so we can send you updates on volunteer opportunities that will occur in the recovery phase.  You can do this by emailing Eden Roberts at pda.callcenter@pcusa.org

Daytona

Housing:

Union Congregational Church, Holly Hill, FL

  • David Heald, Coordinator
  • 386-212-6549
  • $12/person/night
  • Bunk beds, kitchen and showers. No meals.

Port Orange Presbyterian Church

  • Donna Ketchledge, Office Manager
  • 386-788-1111
  • No charge, donations appreciated. No meals. Bring own bedding.

Work:

VIND (Volusia Interfaiths/Agencies Networking in Disaster)

United Methodist Disaster Response

Key West

Housing:

Trinity Presbyterian Church

  • Rev. Denise McLeod, Pastor
  • 305-296-3318
  • $25/person/night
  • Kitchen, shower and cots provided
  • No meals provided
  • Teams provide their own bedding and tools

Work:

All Hands Volunteers

St. Augustine

United Methodist Disaster Response

(Mention your preferred site in the “additional information” box on the form)

Or Contact Molly McEntire at mmcentire@flumc.org

  • 15-20 volunteers
  • No charge but donations appreciated
  • No meals provided. Showers are off site at a fitness center
  • Teams should bring their own tools
  • Youth okay with appropriate supervision

Wimauma (Tampa area)

Beth-El Farmworker Ministry

    • Rev. Kathleen Dain, Executive Director
    • 813-633-1548 ext. 223
    • www.beth-el.org
    • $15/person/night
    • Teams need to bring their own air mattresses/bedding and tools
    • No meals provided

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Georgia

Flint River Presbytery is hosting volunteer teams to help with clean up and rebuilding following the 2016 flooding.

  • Email Dbibler@flintriverpresbytery.org
  • (229) 942-8304 Deb T. Bibler, Executive Presbyter
  • Teams of adults are needed in Albany and surrounding areas
  • Youth teams will be considered based on available work projects

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Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church, Hammond will be hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the August 2016 flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at  (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Once your reservation has been made with the PDA Call Center, you will be contacted by the North Shore Ginger Ford Fuller Center regarding your work assignment.
  • Minimum age 16
  • Maximum team size 20

First Presbyterian Church, Lafayette will be hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the August 2016 flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at  (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Once your reservation has been made with the PDA Call Center, you will be contacted by Rebuilding Together for your work assignment.  Rebuilding Together works with teams Tuesday-Saturday.
  • Minimum age 14
  • Maximum team size 15

 Rebuilding Hope in New Orleans (RHINO) is an outreach ministry of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church and a premier mission destination. We provide meaningful service opportunities in New Orleans for volunteers from all over the nation and actively work to help New Orleans residents restore their lives both physically and spiritually. Since initially opening our doors in October 2005 to help with Hurricane Katrina response, we have welcomed over 6,000 volunteers from various national organizations and built 33 homes through Habitat for Humanity, as well as partnered with The New Orleans Mission, Second Harvest Food Bank, Magnolia Community Services, and Parkway Partners to rebuild hope in many different ways all over New Orleans.

  • Email Caroline Cottingham
  • (504) 897-0101 x111
  • Adult and youth groups (minimum 8 members) welcome
  • Camp RHINO - summer, week-long mission camp for youth ages 14 – 18 (youth to adult ratio 5 to 1)

University Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge will be hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the August 2016 flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at  (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Once your reservation has been made with the PDA Call Center, you will be contacted by Rebuilding Together for your work assignment.  Rebuilding Together works with teams Monday-Friday.
  • Minimum age 16
  • Maximum team size 20

 

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Maryland

Home repair

N.A.I.L.S.
400 N. Mechanic St.
Cumberland, MD 21502

Volunteers are needed to help with home repairs or recovery efforts that may not be disaster-related.

  • Contact NAILS by email or call (301) 722-6958
  • Minimum age 14 with adult supervision
  • Skilled and unskilled welcome
  • Donations are welcome and used to purchase materials for the job sites

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Missouri

The Salvation Army in St. Louis is hosting volunteers willing to help with cleanup and rebuilding in response to the winter floods of 2015.

  • Contact Erin Goodyear at 314-550-1881 or email
  • Minimum age 18
  • Maximum team size is approximately 10

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Mississippi

R3SM, Inc., Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi is hosting volunteers at Lucas-Varnado Volunteer House in Hattiesburg, MS in response to the March 2016 flooding and the January 2017 F3 tornado.  Volunteers are needed to help rebuild homes.  

  • Contact Chris Adams, volunteer coordinator for R3SM via email or call (601) 544-5115 office, or (601) 818-5899 cell
  • Maximum team size 60 volunteers
  • Beds, kitchen, shower, and laundry facilities provided 

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New Jersey

Hurricane Sandy response

 

Morning Star Presbyterian Church in Bayville will offer hospitality to church volunteer work groups and organized volunteer groups desiring to come to the area to participate in restoration and rebuilding efforts at the Jersey Shore. 

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center
  • Minimum age 14
  • Maximum team size 30

First Presbyterian Church of Matawan will offer Christian hospitality to church volunteer work groups and organized volunteer groups desiring to come to the area to participate in restoration and rebuilding efforts at the Jersey Shore. 

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center
  • Minimum age 16
  • Maximum team size 20

Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church will be hosting volunteers in response to October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church will offer Christian hospitality to church volunteer work groups and organized volunteer groups desiring to come to Point Pleasant Beach and participate in restoration and rebuilding efforts at the Jersey Shore.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 18; some exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Maximum team size 36

Camp Evans in Wall Township is hosting volunteers in response to October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  Help is needed with cleanup of homes, home sites, and local churches and with general home repairs and rebuilding.

    • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
    • Minimum age 16
    • Maximum team size 87

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New York

Hurricane Sandy response

Living Waters Fellowship in Brooklyn is hosting volunteer teams in response to Hurricane Sandy. Visit their website for more information.


Calvary Presbyterian Church in Staten Island

Help with restoration and rebuilding efforts in response to October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy. 

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email.
  • Maximum team size 15
  • Skilled and unskilled volunteer work teams needed year-round
  • Minimum age 14; youth to adult ratio 5 to 1

 Unitarian Church of Staten Island will be hosting volunteers in response to October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy.  

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 14; youth to adult ratio 4 to 1
  • Maximum team size 15

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North Carolina

North Carolina Conference for the United Methodist Church is hosting volunteers in response to Hurricane Matthew. Visit their website for information.


Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville is hosting volunteers in response to Hurricane Matthew.  Mission groups will be working through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), providing home repair and maintenance on houses devastated by natural disaster (Most recently, Hurricane Matthew October 2016).

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 14; youth to adult ratio 3 to 1
  • Maximum team size 30

First Presbyterian Church, Kinston is hosting volunteers in response to Hurricane Matthew.  

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 14; youth to adult ratio 4 to 1
  • Maximum team size 22

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North Dakota

Spirit Lake Sioux Reservation/Bdecan Presbyterian Church Projects
Bdecan Presbyterian Church, the only Indian Presbyterian Church in North Dakota, is located on the Spirit Lake Sioux Reservation in north central North Dakota. Send an email to find out how your team can help, or visit our Web site and click on mission teams on top to go to the mission teams page with application.

Volunteers are needed to help with home repairs or recovery efforts that may not be disaster-related.

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Oklahoma

Various churches are hosting volunteer work teams
Volunteers are needed to help with debris clean up and rebuilding efforts in Oklahoma following tornado damage and flooding. Visit the Oklahoma United Methodist Church Disaster Response website.

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South Carolina

Beach Castles, a mission program through First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, is hosting volunteers in response to February 2014's ice storm, October 2015's flooding, as well as other home repair projects that may not be disaster-related.

  • Call (843) 448-4496 or email Cam Thomas
  • Looking for volunteer groups for Alternative Spring Break trips and summer mission trips
  • Minimum age 6th grade
  • Maximum team size usually 25; but call the phone number above if your team is larger, because special arrangements might be possible

The Charleston Atlantic Presbytery Office is hosting volunteer teams in response to October 2015's flooding.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Maximum team size 20
  • Minimum age 14 with a 5 to 1 youth to adult ratio

Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia is hosting volunteers in response to the 2015 flood and Hurricane Matthew.  Teams will be working with SBP.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age is 22; or for youth age 16 and above, a 4 to 1 youth to adult ratio is required
  • Maximum team size 20
  • Teams must arrive on Sunday and depart on Saturday

Harbor View Presbyterian Church is hosting volunteer teams in response to October 2015's flooding

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Maximum team size 20
  • Minimum age 14 with a 5 to 1 youth to adult ratio

Summerton Presbyterian Church is hosting volunteers in response to the 2015 flood and Hurricane Matthew.  

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Minimum age 16; youth to adult ratio 5 to 1
  • Maximum team size 25
  • Long term volunteer teams welcome

 

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Tennessee

Gatlinburg Presbyterian Church is hosting volunteer teams in response to the wildfires that ravished the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas.  

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121, or send your phone number and details about your interest by email to the PDA Call Center.
  • Maximum team size 32
  • Minimum age 12 (for donation sorting) 16 and older for field work
  • March and April teams are needed to sort donations and help with debris clean up
  • Rebuild work will likely begin in May

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Texas

Hurricane Harvey response

PDA will be setting up hosting sites once the long-term recovery organizations are up and running.  In the meantime, we want to make you aware of these opportunities.  Please email pda.callcenter@pcusa.org to be notified when PDA host sites are ready for reservations.  Please remember, this is RESPONSE HOSTING, not to be confused with the next phase, RECOVERY HOSTING.


A Community of the Servant Savior – Willing to help teams find work projects.    

11303 Hughes Road, Houston, TX 77089

Contact: Rev. Kathleen Davies, 713-828-5868

Work project coordinator: Sarah, 281-954-1563

Teams of 10 or less, volunteers will sleep on couches, linens provided.

1 Shower, commercial kitchen is available for teams to use, washer and dryer onsite


St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Beaumont, TX is taking volunteers to help muck out homes.  They can take teams of up to 25 volunteers. 

Judy Phillips, (409) 201-2409, yoodiep@aol.com


All Hands

  • Fill out the volunteer application here. After registering, volunteers will receive a confirmation email with a waiver form where you will fill out travel dates.
  • Volunteers are being housed in a large church that can hold approximately 100 volunteers. For no charge, bunk beds with air mattresses and meals are provided.

Fuller Center

  • Register to volunteer here. Please also send an email to Bart Tucker at bartowt@aol.com when you register.
  • Volunteers are being housed at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church in Houston.
  • Minimum age is 16 with a youth to adult ratio of 3 to 1.
  • Maximum team size is 25
  • Food (volunteers will need to help with preparation) is provided.
  • Registration fee is $100/person/week

Hurricane Alex response

First Presbyterian Church of Mission, Texas, is hosting teams willing to help families in the Rio Grande Valley with clean up and rebuilding. Carpentry and plumbing skills are helpful.

A visit and education about the border area can be arranged, depending on schedules.

 



Refugee ministry

First Presbyterian Church of McAllen is hosting volunteer work teams and partnering with the Sacred Heart Welcome Center where “Refugees” (actually Asylum Seekers) usually arrive at the Welcome Center in groups.  Volunteers are needed to greet and assist refugees from Central America and South America brought to Sacred Heart Welcome Center by the US Border Patrol.

  • Contact the PDA Call Center at (866) 732-6121 for more information
  • Training is provided
  • Adult groups and inter-generational groups are welcome, minimum age for volunteers is 14
  • Maximum team size is 15
  • Spanish language skills are helpful but not essential

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West Virginia

2016 flood response, in addition to non-disaster-related work

West Virginia Ministry of Advocacy & Workcamps, Inc. (WVMAW)
PO Box 338
Nettie, WV 26681

WVMAW has been active for many years prior to the flooding in 2016. Their previous work, which is not always disaster-related, continues as they take on additional projects in response to the 2016 flooding. Volunteers are needed to help with home repairs or recovery efforts in various parts of West Virginia; includes reconstruction of homes and churches. 

  • Email Joan West Stewart or call (304) 846-2294
  • Skilled and unskilled volunteers welcome; housing provided
  • Youth teams welcome
  • Hear from a team who served with WVMAW following Hurricane Sandy (2013)

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International volunteers

PDA does not promote volunteers serving in international disaster situations.  Volunteers should keep in mind that international relief work is a profession – and that it takes unique individuals who speak the language, know the culture, and can work effectively in incredibly difficult conditions. 


Other volunteer opportunities

Are you unable to go on a mission trip but still want to be involved? Click here for other volunteer opportunities!

 
 

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