2019 Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to help rebuild, restore, renew and bring God’s healing love to families and communities across the United States mainland and Puerto Rico

Coming Together for New Jersey . . . Rebuild, Restore, Renew: July 13-20, 2019
Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey when it hit the East Coast in 2012. Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies and American Baptist Churches of New Jersey in hands-on efforts to rebuild homes, communities and lives, while encouraging and supporting those in need and worshiping with American Baptist Churches of New Jersey congregations.

Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done: July 27-Aug. 3, 2019
Fourteen years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the Gulf Coast, residents continue restoration efforts. The faith community was there as first responders. We will continue to be there for survivors of these storms until the work is done. Come to New Orleans, as we worship, witness and work together to help those in need.

Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico: Ongoing
Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies and Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico for ongoing volunteer service, as we seek to rebuild, restore and renew the hurricanes Maria- and Irma-ravaged island. Your gifts of time, energy and hands-on work are greatly needed and appreciated in restoring Corporación Milagros del Amor, Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico, churches schools and missions.

Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing . . . Texas: Ongoing
When Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast in August 2017, it brought with it 130 mph winds and torrential rain. The result was flooding, power outages, downed trees and signs, major property damage, displaced residents, injuries and fatalities. Join us as we help to rebuild and assist those impacted in the area.

Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing . . . Volusia County, Florida: Ongoing
In 2016, Hurricane Matthew caused catastrophic damage and widespread devastation in the southeastern United States. In Volusia County, Fla., alone, 17,555 households requested assistance. Eleven months later, Hurricane Irma re-traumatized many Volusia County residents, and the number of households requesting assistance increased to 62,621. Working with our national partner the United Church of Christ, we seek to aid displaced residents.

Neither construction skills nor training is required. For more information contact ABHMS’ Kim Wilkins at [email protected] or 888.79.ABHMS, x2413.