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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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Idaho

Wildfires started by lightning and dry weather near Kamiah, ID on August 10, 2015  and surrounded the town on August 14, 2015.  The town itself was successfully defended, but fires continued for several more weeks, often filling the town with dense, dangerous smoke and destroyed more than 50,000 acres and 70 nearby homes.  Four historic Presbyterian churches are in the area, two of which are historic Native American congregations dating back to the 1800’s. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest, with strong support from Idaho VOAD have been deeply involved in long term recovery and case management. All volunteer assignments have been vetted through case management.  Housing is available for volunteer teams.

Contact  Volkhard Graf (509) 924 4148  for more information.

  • Many miles of critically needed agrarian wire fence must be rebuilt.
  • Volunteers are needed to clean up ash and debris.
  • Volunteers are needed to slash and pile smaller dead trees and brush.
  • Youth welcome with adult supervision.

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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

Project Homecoming grew from the Hurricane Katrina response of PDA in partnership with the Presbytery of South Louisiana. Project Homecoming assists low-income families, elderly and disabled people who have struggled for many years to rebuild their flood damaged homes or even return to New Orleans since Katrina. 11 years after the storm, the needs have become more desperate as resources have dwindled. We have also expanded our operations to providing first time, low and moderate income buyers with home-ownership opportunities while employing a workforce development crew comprised of previously unemployed locals to build our homes. Project Homecoming houses up to 24 volunteers at their main main office location. Volunteers are provided with dorm style living, meals Sunday dinner through Friday lunch, programming, and assistance while staying at our facility. Volunteer placement coordination can be assisted by our DeltaCorps members and/or groups are welcome to schedule their own volunteer experience in New Orleans. 

  • Email our Volunteer Coordinator or call 504-684-1034
  • Minimum age 14

 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

WEROC (Washington Emergency Recovery Ongoing Cadre) is hosting volunteers at Bethel Baptist Church in Franklinton, LA in response to the August 2016 flooding.  Volunteers are needed to help muck out homes.  

  • Contact the PDA Call Center for more information. Email pda.callcenter@pcusa.org or call 866-732-6121
  • Maximum team size 30 volunteers

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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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Michigan

St. Raphael of Brooklyn will be hosting volunteers in response to the flooding that occurred in August of 2014.  They are in the second phase of the rebuild program in the Motor City, focusing mainly on rebuilding flood damaged homes.  Join them as they install new walls, floors, insulation and ceilings to help these families on their road to recovery. NOTESome work may not be directly related to disaster response.

  • 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
  • Onsite construction managers

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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.  Volunteers are needed to help rebuild homes.  

  • Contact Mavis Creagh- Interim Executive Director for R3SM (601) 544-5115 office (601) 335-1355 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 126 

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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

Russel Sage Memorial Church in Far Rockaway is hosting volunteers during the fall of 2016. Dates are available between August 2016-January 2017.

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 10
  • Skilled and unskilled volunteer work teams needed year-round
  • Minimum age 20

 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.


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 FPC if your team is larger, because special arrangements might be possible

 


Georgetown 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 30
  • Minimum age 16, one adult (aged 25+) for every 6 youth under 18

 


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

 


Trinity United Methodist Church, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church of Sumter, 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 30
  • Minimum age 16 
  • Teams with roofing skills needed

 


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

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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

John Knox Ranch will be hosting volunteers in response to the flooding that occurred in May of 2015 and the storms that occurred in October and November of 2015.  

  • 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 7 to 1.
  • Maximum team size varies

 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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Washington

Carlton Complex wildfires

In the Chelan and Okanogan counties of Washington State, volunteers are needed to help with cleanup of debris and fence rebuilding in response to the 2014 wildfires.

  • 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.
  • Housing available
  • Minimum age 14; youth to adult ratio 5:1.
  • Maximum team size 25 (flexible)

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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. 

 
 

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