Spring Storms 2019
Help disaster survivors affected by the recent tornadoes and floods. Donate today! Click the green 'Donate Now' button to get started.
Learn more at worldrenew.net/spring-storms-2019.
Current Volunteer Opportunity Link
- Individuals/couples: worldrenew.net/drsapp
- Interested in leading a group mission trip? Submit your interest here.
- Just looking to learn more? Please see below.
See where God is at work through World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) in June 2019.
To show God’s love and bring hope to disaster-impacted communities in North America by restoring the homes and lives of those who are most vulnerable,
To help communities build their capacity to prepare for and recover from disaster, and,
To provide opportunities for Christians to honor the Lord by using their time, talents and financial resources in service to others.
World Renew DRS carries out its mission through services at every stage of recovery, in partnership with other organizations and volunteers.
World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) responds to disasters in a variety of ways. These include the following and are made possible by volunteers.
Early Assessment - In the days and weeks immediately following a disaster, trained volunteers provide spiritual care to survivors, network with other responding organizations and gather information that will be used to plan longer term support.
Clean-up and Debris Removal - Volunteers help by mucking out flooded homes, removing downed trees, completing minor repairs, and tarping roofs after a disaster.
Unmet Needs assessment - An Unmet Needs Assessment is the process of conducting a community-wide survey to identify vulnerable survivors who need help with recovery. This can take place five to 12 months after a disaster. This information is then used by the local recovery group to walk alongside the identified survivors, connecting them with needed resources and support in their community.
Organizational Capacity Building - Trained volunteers provide advice and guidance to local recovery groups, equipping them to expand their ability to help the disaster survivors in their communities over the long term.
Home Reconstruction - World Renew DRS volunteers give their time and skills to repair disaster-damaged homes. Individuals, couples, and groups volunteer for varying lengths of time depending on the time of year, type of DRS reconstruction opportunity, and preference of the volunteers. This work is always done with a local recovery group in disaster-affected communities.
Construction Estimating - Trained volunteers make personal visits to homes to determine appropriate materials, skills and time required for repair and construction. This information is then provided to the local recovery group to use for planning the recovery process.
World Renew DRS works in partnership with the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters (National VOAD) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), other national disaster response organizations, and many local recovery groups.
What are the current opportunities?
Updated volunteer opportunities are sent out each month in this Opportunity Link email. | Sign up here to receive this each month.
Click for General Volunteer FAQ's and visit worldrenew.net/volunteer to find all opportunities.
I am looking for an opportunity for:
Click below for information on the following opportunities or visit worldrenew.net/volunteer.
DRS Managed Reconstruction Sites (1-3 weeks at a time): Click here to learn more.
Needs Assessment: Click here to learn more.
Rapid Response (clean-up): Click here to learn more.
Ready to get started? If you haven't filled out a volunteer application yet, please do so at worldrenew.net/drsapp. Contact Diana Marquez at 800-848-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
To plan a week-long mission trip with your church, family, school, or business, visit worldrenew.net/volunteer to see the opportunities.
Ready to get started? Fill out this short form and we will contact you. If you are not sure which location would be the best fit for your group, or if you just have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at email@example.com or 800-848-5818 with any questions.
All volunteers must complete background checks before volunteering. This does not need to be completed until you are signed up to go out to a specific location. Information is available from our office.
Find how your church can support disaster survivors. Visit worldrenew.net/drssunday to learn more.
If a tornado came through your town on a Wednesday night, does your church have a plan for the groups that might be meeting at church that night? Are important documents in a safe place in the event of a flood? Visit worldrenew.net/prepare-disasters for a step-by-step guide to develop a disaster preparedness plan for your church.
Need copies of brochures or flyers? Contact Kellie Scholma at 800-848-5818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRS Sunday Materials
Celebrate and support what the Lord is doing through DRS. Learn more and order free materials at worldrenew.net/drssunday. Collect and offering designated to ‘DRS Sunday’ and share volunteer opportunities with your church.
Find World Renew's Annual Report at worldrenew.net/ministryreport.
Local Recovery Groups
If your community has been affected by a disaster and your local recovery group would like to request a service, we would be happy to talk with you. See worldrenew.net/local-recovery-groups to learn more.