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— Dwight K. Morita

Assemble your team and help families and communities in the U.S. as they clean up, rebuild and restore following a disaster. PDA's commitment to long-term recovery means there are volunteers needed in locations that are no longer in the media headlines. Typically a team volunteers for a week, offering skilled labor, willing hands, and listening hearts.

Each PDA-related site is managed separately; use the contact information listed for details about work, lodging, etc. This list of sites does not include communities where the need is being met by local neighbors/volunteers and where teams from outside the area are not requested.

Use the National Response map to find where volunteers are needed

See a list in order by State


Preparing for your trip

resource imageResources – find resources you can print/order to help you promote your work team mission, learn together and be prepared.


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– Ask your host-site coordinator if they have PDA t-shirts on site for your team.  If not, you may request them several weeks before your trip.  Email or call (866) 732-6121, with details:

  • location and dates you will be serving
  • contact/mailing information for your congregation and team leader
  • a list of team members’ sizes (adult S – XXL)

Find a wayside congregation

Take a camera!  Watch for God at work during your volunteer experience, and plan to share photos of your team and volunteers in action.

Will you be blogging during your trip?  If so, email PDA so we can link to your blog and share your volunteer mission with others.

Share your story!

PDA would like to share your volunteer work team story with others. Your witness can encourage other teams to get involved and make a difference.

  • Send us your story or short reflection/comments from your volunteer experience.
  • Email PDA a few photos of your team and volunteers in action!
  • We share submitted materials on facebook, online, and sometimes in print or with others to encourage mission. Let us hear from you!  
  • Read Stories of Hope that volunteers and others have submitted.


Share Your Story


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