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.

Please note our offices remain closed at this time. To sign up, or if you have questions, contact Diana at [email protected] 

Fall Reconstruction Trips:
Updated COVID protocols will be communicated throughout the summer as we transition through the stages of volunteers and staff getting vaccinated. Please stay looped into the Opportunity Link that will post the current updates and changes.

New Bern, North Carolina – New Site
Team #1 9/18-10/9
Team #2 10/9-10/30
Team #3 10/30-11/20
Team #4 11/20-12/11

Victoria, Texas 
Team #1 10/9-10/30
Team #2 10/30-11/20
Team #3 11/20-12/11

Dickinson, Texas 
Team #1 10/9-10/30
Team #2 10/30-11/20
Team #3 11/20-12/11

Orange, Texas – New Site
Team #1 10/16-11/6
Team #2 11/6-11/27
Team #3 11/27-12/11, two-week team

RGV, TX – New Site
Team #1 10/16-11/6
Team #2 11/6-11/27
Team #3 11/27-12/11, two-week team

Puerto Rico
Dates for this site may not begin until late fall or Jan 2022 depending on the US/Canadian border opening.

Needs Assessment Forecast:

We continue to support communities that have been impacted by disaster by training local volunteers in completing forms and data entry through virtual training, and by providing tools and leadership throughout the process. We look forward to sending DRS Needs Assessment volunteers to sites in person in the future, where they can support disaster survivors and serve those in need. At this time, we do not have any active Needs Assessment requests that will require DRS volunteers.

Groups Program:
For church, family, business, and school groups.

We are actively recruiting small teams (up to 12) of fully vaccinated volunteers to serve in North Carolina and Nebraska in the fall of 2021. Homeowners and their families have been displaced for 2 1/2 years from storms in 2018 and 2019 and need help rebuilding homes.  Housing, materials, and construction supervision is available for teams.

Additional volunteers are also needed to serve in:

  • Michigan (Detroit flooding)
  • California (wildfires)
  • West Virginia (flooding)

Please contact Chris Gibson at [email protected] for more information.

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

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 and will be posted Spring 2021. Sign up below to be notified when applications will be accepted.