As people of faith, the wellbeing of others is always a priority. We are challenged in the book of Philippians, “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”

During this uncertain time, we must do everything we can to put everybody in the best position to succeed in our fight against COVID-19. If followed closely, safety measures such as wearing face coverings and social distancing can save thousands of lives and give us our best opportunity to reopening sustainably, rather than driving communities already impacted by disaster toward the breaking point time and time again. 

We cannot, at least not now, go back to the way we operated before COVID-19. We must assess the risk for everything we do. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance remains committed to taking whatever actions are necessary to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Beginning July 1, 2021, PDA reopened several host sites. These host sites have specific COVID-19 protocols in place that meet CDC, State/Territory, and local guidelines. In addition, PDA requires that all volunteers must provide a vaccination card for proof that they have been fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as receiving your final shot two weeks prior to staying at any PDA host site.

Thank you for your understanding and willingness to put your faith into action by helping disaster impacted communities in a safe and responsible fashion. 

For additional information about the volunteer sites listed here, please contact the site directly. For general information, please contact the PDA Call Center at pda.callcenter@pcusa.org

 CA 

 KY 

 LA

 NC 

 NE 

 PR 

 TX 

 

California

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Oroville is hosting volunteers willing to help repair homes damanged by the December 2018 wildfires. Those staying at Trinity Presbyterian Church will be working in Paradise and other communities that were affected by the Camp fire.

Please contact Michael Ratto m-ratto@sbcglobal.net or 530-589-5594 for details and information about scheduling.

  • Maximum team size 20
  • Minimum age requirement is 14

Kentucky

For your safety and for the safety of those recovering in Kentucky please be mindful of the significant surge in COVID cases across the country. If you decide to travel at this time we strongly recommend that all volunteers be fully vaccinated including the booster shot.

The "Madisonville First Presbyterian Church Hotel" is housing crews coming to the area to assist with cleanup. We expect rebuilding efforts will begin soon. For now, they've set a limit of 35 folks at any one time. The Madisonville church is centrally located for folks working in the Bremen, Barnsley, or Dawson Springs areas.  

Please contact Rick Lee rbleejr@gmail.com or 270-821-6420 for details and information about scheduling.


Louisiana

First Presbyterian Church in Orange, TX is hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to Hurricane Laura. The work will not only be in TX but this site will serve the community of Lake Charles, LA as well.

  • Please contact Bobby Danial bobby@firstpresorange.com for details and information about scheduling.
  • Minimum age 14 with a ratio of adult to youth being two adults per eight youth
  • Maximum team size 16

Nebraska

Presbyterian Church of the Cross in Omaha offers accommodations for work teams responding to the devastating floods.

  • Please contact Sheri Sessions sherisessions@cox.net for details and information about scheduling.
  • Omaha Rapid Response (our work partner) requires youth to be 13 years of age and older. They also require a 4:1 youth to adult ratio.
  • Maximum team size 20

North Carolina

New Hope Village at Neuse Forest Presbyterian Church, New Bern is hosting volunteers in response to Hurricane Florence.

  • Please contact Kristy Kullberg kristy.ccdra@gmail.com for details and information about scheduling.
  • Minimum age 14
  • Maximum team size 30

Puerto Rico

La Casona de Monteflores in San Juan, PR

Please contact Michelle Muñiz puertorico.pda@gmail.com for details and information about scheduling.

  • Group capacity is limited to 12
  • All volunteers will need to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 prior to their trip
  • The host site registration will only cover lodging. Groups will need to take care of their meals and transportation.
  • DRC will continue to coordinat projects with our work partners
  • Minimum age of 14

Texas

First Presbyterian Church in Orange, TX is hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to Hurricane Laura. The work will not only be in TX but this site will serve the community of Lake Charles, LA as well.

  • Please contact Bobby Daniel bobby@firstpresorange.com for details and information about scheduling.
  • Minimum age 14 with a ratio of adult to youth being two adults per eight youth
  • Maximum team size 16

Pines Presbyterian Church in Houston will be hosting volunteers willing to help with rebuilding in response to Hurricane Harvey.

  • Please contact Cindy Houlihan cindy@pinespc.org for details and information about scheduling
  • Minimum age 13 with a ratio of adult to youth being two adults per eight youth
  • Maximum team size 20

Other volunteer opportunities

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

 
 

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