ABHMS Volunteer Initiatives

Volunteer Mobilization Ministries facilitates individual volunteer missionary appointments, summer service opportunities, group mission experiences, specialized service projects and disaster response.

American Baptists have traditionally been people of action, giving freely of their valuable time and talents to help survivors of tragedy throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Striking recent examples include volunteer efforts in response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the U.S. Gulf Coast, where American Baptists and partners have logged countless hours of hands-on recovery work.

For more information about volunteering, contact Rev. Kadia Edwards, call: 610-768-2449 or email.


Summer Passionaries Institute

May 30 –July 31, 2020

Participants will:

  • Work in community ministry settings
  • Learn about the field of ministry with a mentor
  • Engage in faith formation opportunities
  • Explore career options and calling
  • Receive a stipend

Deadline for applications: March 27, 2020

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Coming Together for New Jersey… Rebuild, Restore, Renew

July 2020

Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey when it hit the East Coast in 2012. Join American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ) in hands-on efforts to rebuild homes, communities and lives, while encouraging and supporting those in need and worshiping with ABCNJ congregations.


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Home Mission: ’Til the Work is Done

July 26-Aug 1, 2020

Fifteen 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, as they rebuild their homes, churches, communities and lives.

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Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing . . . the Midwest


In March 2019, an extratropical cyclone caused the blizzard over the Midwestern United States that brought flooding and
tornadoes. Join us as we help to rebuild and assist those impacted in the area.

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Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing Puerto Rico


Join ABHMS and Iglesias Bautistas de Puerto Rico for ongoing volunteer service, as we seek to rebuild, restore and renew the hurricane- and earthquake-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, missions and homes.

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Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing . . . Panama City, Fla.


In 2018, Hurricane Michael caused catastrophic damage and widespread devastation in the Florida Panhandle and the contiguous United States. Panama City was one of the locations that was severely impacted. Gone are many of the homes, churches, schools and businesses that once existed in this close-knit community. Panama City needs our time and talents, as we represent the hands and feet of Jesus to this community.

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Rebuilding, Restoring, Renewing . . . Texas


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.

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