Hurricane Florence Volunteer Opportunities

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina on September 14, 2018 as a Category 1 storm, causing catastrophic damage and killing 28 people. Ultimately 31 counties received a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance. Due to its coastal storm track, Florence caused extensive storm surge flooding to coastal communities including record flooding in Wilmington.

You may view the opportunities below by county or volunteer agency.

Opportunities by Location Opportunities by Agency
Brunswick County (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry) Baptists on Mission/NC Baptist Men
Columbus County (North Carolina United Methodist Disaster Recovery) Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders
Columbus County (Samaritan’s Purse) Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)
Craven County (Baptists on Mission/North Carolina Baptist Men) North Carolina United Methodist Church Disaster Recovery
Craven County (Baptists on Mission/North Carolina Baptist Men) Samaritan’s Purse
Craven County (Fuller Center Disaster ReBuilders) Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
Craven County (Samaritan’s Purse) American Red Cross
Craven County (Habitat for Humanity of Craven County)
Duplin County-Rose Hill (Baptists on Mission/North Carolina Baptist Men)
Jones County (North Carolina United Methodist Disaster Recovery)
New Hanover County (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)
Pender/New Hanover County-Burgaw Warehouse (Baptists on Mission/North Carolina Baptist Men)
Pender County (SBP)
Pender County (Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry)
Robeson County (Baptists on Mission/North Carolina Baptist Men)
Robeson County (Samaritan’s Purse)

 

Organization North Carolina Baptist Men/Baptists on Mission
Hurricane Florence: Craven County Flooding-New Bern area
Contact Mark Pickett
Telephone 252-514-8868
Website All volunteers wishing to work through our sites must register through our website at https://baptistsonmission.org/Florence
Email h.florence.newbern@ncmissions.org
Skills Construction and/or laborer
Preferred term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location New Bern, NC
Housing Provided
Meals Provided
Tools Simple hand tools can be provided but please bring your own if possible
Hurricane Florence: Duplin County-Rose Hill Flooding
Contact Richard Weeks
Telephone 910-289-2805
Website All volunteers wishing to work through our sites must register through our website at https://baptistsonmission.org/Florence
Email rweeksba@gmail.com or h.florence.warsaw@ncmissions.org
Skills Construction and/or laborer, willingness to help
Preferred term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location Rose Hill, NC
Housing Provided
Meals Provided
Tools Simple hand tools can be provided but please bring your own if possible
Hurricane Florence: Pender and New Hanover Counties-Flooding
Contact Mike Moser
Telephone 910-231-3727
Website All volunteers wishing to work through our sites must register through our website at https://baptistsonmission.org/Florence/
Email h.florence.pender@ncmissions.org
Skills Construction and/or laborer
Preferred term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location Burgaw, NC
Housing Provided as available on a case by case basis
Meals Provided
Tools Simple hand tools can be provided but please bring your own if possible
Hurricane Florence: Robeson County-Lumberton Flooding
Contact Jay Baugham
Telephone 910-740-0806
Website All volunteers wishing to work through our sites must register through our website at https://baptistsonmission.org/Florence
Email h.florence.lumberton@ncmissions.org
Skills Construction and/or laborer
Preferred term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location Lumberton, NC
Housing Provided
Meals Provided
Tools Simple hand tools can be provided but please bring your own if possible

 

Organization Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders
Hurricane Florence: Craven County Flooding
Contact Lyn Wilson
Telephone 346-763-7499
Website Register as individuals or a team at https://fullercenter.org/disaster-rebuilders
Email disaster-rebuilders@fullercenter.org
Skills You don’t need special skills to volunteer. We’ll train you. Many volunteers have construction experience, but choose to work in unrelated fields.
Preferred Term Sunday-Saturday
Location New Bern and Craven County, NC
Housing Yes, for weekly volunteer teams scheduled through website above
Meals Provided for registered overnight volunteers; day volunteers should bring a sack lunch.
Tools We provide tools but please bring your own personal tools if possible.

 

Organization Habitat for Humanity of Craven County
Hurricane Florence: Craven County Flooding – New Bern
Contact Michelle Hooper
Telephone 252-633-9599
Website http://www.cravencountyhabitat.org/
Email mhooper@cravencountyhabitat.org
Skills Construction and/or laborer
Preferred Term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location New Bern, NC
Housing Provided as available on a case by case basis
Meals Provided as available on a case by case basis
Tools Simple hand tools will be provided.

 

Organization Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)
Hurricane Florence: Brunswick County Rebuilds
Contact Lindsay Miles
Telephone 910-399-7563
Website https://www.warmnc.org
Email LindsayMiles@warmnc.org
Skills No skills required. Our construction staff will train and supervise.
Preferred Term Monday-Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Location Brunswick County
Housing Not provided
Meals Not provided
Tools WARM provides all tools and materials
Hurricane Florence: New Hanover County Rebuilds
Contact Lindsay Miles
Telephone 910-399-7563
Website https://www.warmnc.org
Email LindsayMiles@warmnc.org
Skills No skills required. Our construction staff will train and supervise.
Preferred Term Monday-Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Location New Hanover County
Housing Not provided
Meals Not provided
Tools WARM provides all tools and materials
Hurricane Florence: Pender County Rebuilds
Contact Lindsay Miles
Telephone 910-399-7563
Website https://www.warmnc.org
Email LindsayMiles@warmnc.org
Skills No skills required. Our construction staff will train and supervise.
Preferred Term Monday-Saturday from 9am to 3pm
Location Pender County
Housing Not provided
Meals Not provided
Tools WARM provides all tools and materials

 

Organization North Carolina United Methodist Disaster Recovery
Hurricane Florence: Columbus County Flooding and Wind Damage
Contact Ann Huffman
Telephone 888-440-9167
Website https://nccumc.org/florence/volunteer/
Email disasterresponse@nccumc.org
Skills Basic tearout skills, manual labor, basic & finish carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, general helper
Preferred Term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location Whiteville, NC
Housing Provided
Meals Kitchen provided. Volunteers prepare their own meals.
Tools Bring your own tools and safety equipment.
Hurricane Florence: Jones County Flooding and Wind Damage
Contact Ann Huffman
Telephone 888-440-9167
Website https://nccumc.org/florence/volunteer/
Email disasterresponse@nccumc.org
Skills Basic tearout skills, manual labor, basic & finish carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, general helper
Preferred Term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location Trenton, NC
Housing Provided
Meals Kitchen provided. Volunteers prepare their own meals.
Tools Bring your own tools and safety equipment.

 

Organization Samaritan’s Purse
Hurricane Florence: Columbus and Robeson Counties Rebuild
Contact North American Ministries
Telephone 828-262-1980
Website Register as individuals or a team at https://www.spvolunteer.org/
Email disasterrelief@samaritan.org
Skills None required – training available on construction worksite
Preferred Term Overnight Volunteers: One week – Arrive Sunday night, work Monday-Friday
Location Whiteville and Lumberton, NC
Housing Yes
Meals Yes
Tools Provided
Hurricane Florence: Craven County Rebuild
Contact North American Ministries
Telephone 828-262-1980
Website Register as individuals or a team at https://www.spvolunteer.org/
Email disasterrelief@samaritan.org
Skills None required – training available on construction worksite
Preferred Term Overnight Volunteers: One week – Arrive Sunday night, work Monday-Friday
Location New Bern, NC
Housing Yes
Meals Yes
Tools Provided

 

Organization American Red Cross
Contact Your local Red Cross chapter
Website www.redcross.org
Skills You don’t need special skills to be a volunteer. We’ll train you. Many volunteers bring skills from work or personal experience, but others choose to work in completely unrelated fields. We have volunteer openings for people of all skills and abilities.
Opportunities Volunteer Management: Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.
Disaster Services: Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Disaster Action Team: Volunteers need to respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor.
Disaster Preparedness Presenter: Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs.
Public Affairs: During disasters, tell the Red Cross story to your community.
Other The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food; health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.