Rapid Response

Shortly after a disaster, volunteers help muck out flooded homes, remove downed trees, and do other minor repairs that allow survivors to return to their homes.

Volunteer for Rapid Response
 

How to Sign Up 
If you have schedule flexibility and would like to be alerted to opportunities as they arise, please fill out an application at worldrenew.net/drsapp if you have not yet done so and contact Art Opperwall at aopperwall@worldrenew.net or 800-848-5818.

When and Where?
Volunteer opportunities are based on when and where a disaster strikes as well as the needs of a particular community following a disaster. 

Scope of Work
Muck out flooded homes, remove debris, chainsaw work, mold mitigation, etc. Basically any type of clean-up required after a particular disaster.

Skills Required/Training
On-site training is provided and much of the work is quite physical. There are also opportunities to assist survivors emotionally and spiritually during a rapid response assignment and support the more administrative tasks.

Your Team
Each team will have an experienced leader who will provide guidance for the duration of your assignment. The size of your team will vary and may be comprised of experienced volunteers, new volunteers, and local volunteers from the community which you will be serving.

Accommodations
Accommodations vary based on the community but may be at a local church or school building.

Cost
Travel costs will be covered if you travel with others from the team for the standard length of time (generally about two weeks). If you will be traveling from a different location or at different times from the core team, you are generally responsible to cover the cost of travel. Lodging and meals are provided or reimbursed for volunteers while serving.

Age Requirement
Generally 18 years of age and up.

 

Recovery Organizations - Request Work Teams

If you are a recovery group involved in organizing clean-up efforts in your community and would like to request World Renew DRS volunteer help, contact your World Renew DRS regional manager to get started.