VOLUNTEER

Make a life-changing difference through serving with World Renew

From disaster response to cultural immersion, World Renew believes in educating and equipping volunteers to better understand, engage, and respond to the story of poverty. When you volunteer with World Renew, you have the chance to deepen your faith, stretch your thinking, and invest in beloved children of God who are experiencing distress. This experience will change you in ways we hope will direct your sense of justice for the whole of your life. Discover how you can be a changemaker with the opportunities below.

VOLUNTEER

Make a life-changing difference through serving with World Renew

From disaster response to cultural immersion, World Renew believes in educating and equipping volunteers to better understand, engage, and respond to the story of poverty. When you volunteer with World Renew, you have the chance to deepen your faith, stretch your thinking, and invest in beloved children of God who are experiencing distress.

DRS Managed Reconstruction Sites 
Primarily individuals and couples, one to three weeks.
 
The DRS office is open by appointment only.

To sign up, or if you have questions, contact Diana at [email protected] All volunteers signing up for an assignment will need to be vaccinated to serve on a team this winter.

The reconstruction needs in Texas are great, homeowners have been waiting for a very long time to have their homes repaired. You can help! Check out the openings on reconstruction sites below:

Dickinson, TX (Project Managers: Doug & Mary Van Der Meulen)

#1: 1/22/22-2/12/22 – OSM needed

#2: 2/12/22-3/5/22 – CS & Volunteers needed

#3: 3/5/22-3/26/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

Orange, TX (Project Managers: Harv & Verla Klaver)

#1: 1/15/22-2/5/22 – Full

#2: 2/5/22-2/26/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

#3: 2/26/22-3/19/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

#4: 3/19/22-4/9/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

Rio Grande Valley, TX (Project Managers: Joel & Angie Ploegstra)

#1: 1/15/22-2/5/22 – Volunteers needed

#2: 2/5/22-2/26/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

#3: 2/26/22-3/19/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

#4: 3/19/22-4/9/22 – Leaders & Volunteers needed

Puerto Rico (Project Managers: Bill & Corrie Kuyvenhoven)

*Volunteers with skills in framing, building, roofing, flooring and strong general carpentry skills will be needed. While these are small teams, currently they all have room for volunteers.

#1: 1/29/22-2/12/22

#2: 2/12/22-2/26/22

#3: 2/26/22-3/12/22

#4: 3/12/22-3/26/22

#5: 3/26/22-4/09/22

*2022 proposed dates, subject to change in the ever changing pandemic climate. Please prepare to be flexible and make travel arrangements accordingly.

Group Mission Trips

For church, family, business, and school groups.

Contact Chris Gibson at [email protected]  to plan your next mission trip.

The DRS Groups Program is actively seeking volunteer teams of fully-vaccinated people to serve on sites in ALL MONTHS of 2022. The following sites are ready to accept teams, with housing in place (varied costs depending on location), with volunteer coordination and local assistance available:

Pensacola, Florida (Hurricane reconstruction – new site)
Panama City, Florida (Hurricane reconstruction – skilled adult teams only)
West Virginia (Flood reconstruction)
Detroit (Flood cleanup and eventual reconstruction)
King Lake, Nebraska (Flood reconstruction – new housing option for small teams)
Paradise, California (Wildfire reconstruction)
New York/New Jersey (Flood cleanup and reconstruction from Hurricane Ida)
Philadelphia (Flood reconstruction – adult teams only)
New Bern, North Carolina (Hurricane Florence reconstruction)

Please contact Chris Gibson at [email protected] for more information on any of these opportunities to serve.

Program: International Relief Managers
Location: Virtual training
Date: Ongoing intake 

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Disaster Response Services

Starting Fall 2021, World Renew Disaster Response Services is excited to once again welcome volunteers to ongoing worksites in North America. Please see the above North American volunteer opportunity tabs to view dates and locations of upcoming trips.

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Global Volunteer Opportunities

World Renew takes responsibility for its management and support of individuals and volunteer groups seriously. After reviewing risk management protocols weighting that against the current COVID-19 breakouts along with the rollout of vaccinations for North Americans and the countries where World Renew normally conducts individual placements, discovery tours, corporate groups and church partnership visits against the risks associated with physical in person placements, a decision has been made that no volunteers or teams will be placed for the remainder of 2021.

In keeping with our philosophy of “do no harm” and to ensure safety for our staff, partners and communities, travel and in-person visits will resume when the health and safety of our communities and its members can be assured and once the International COVID monitoring response team has green lighted international travel for volunteers and groups.

Virtual volunteer opportunities and internships are in development. Sign up below to be notified when applications will be accepted.

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