New Bern, North Carolina: Home Repairs

This is a response to Hurricane Florence in October 2018

DUE to COvid-19, this opportunity is suspended until further notice.

New Bern, North Carolina: Home Repairs

This is a response to Hurricane Florence in October 2018

This area fell in the path of the deadly Hurricane Florence, which generated storm surges and inland flooding from record-setting rainfall. The result was hundreds of homes flooded with the compounding effects of salt-water.

Interested in this opportunity?

Fill out this short form to get started, or, feel free to call 800-848-5818 or email Chris Gibson at [email protected].

About this Service Trip


New Bern, North Carolina


Any time throughout the year.

Group Size

2-40 people

Age Requirement

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to volunteer here. Volunteers under 18 years old are permitted to work on the construction site, but must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times.

Scope of Work

Rebuilding the interiors of gutted homes including everything from drywall to finish painting.

Accommodations and Meals

Females: cots located in two rooms. Males: bunk beds located in multiple rooms

Food is included in the registration fee. Hot meals are prepared by the staff with volunteer assistance on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Continental style, cold breakfasts are provided each day. Fixing are provided for preparing a brown bag lunch.


The registration fee of $125 per week per individual, payable to the local recovery organization. Your group is responsible for all costs associated with your trip.

Skill Level Requirement

All skills are welcome. It would be beneficial to have a few skilled adults in your group, but is not required. A local construction coordinator will assign work projects to match your skill sets.

Tools and Materials

Tools and materials are provided but bring everything you can. As a minimum, bring your personal items: tape measure, utility knife, hammer, pencil, tool belt, and gloves.

What to Bring

Must bring bedding and/or sleeping bag, towels, and personal toiletries. A general list of what to bring can be found in Preparing to Serve.