Volunteer

Volunteer to work with a safe, experienced NC VOAD partner. There are opportunities for everyone from novices to professionals. You may volunteer as an individual, a family, or a group. You may volunteer as a day worker or to stay at the worksite. Housing is provided. Meals and tools are often provided.

You may view the opportunities below by county or volunteer agency. Read the details for each worksite and contact the worksite coordinator to register or get more information.

Western NC Flooding Opportunities

Organization North Carolina Baptist Men/Baptists on Mission
Tropical Storm Fred: Western NC area
Contact Bill Martin
Telephone 336-408-8393
Website All volunteers wishing to work through our sites must register through our website at https://baptistsonmission.org/Mission-Projects/By-Mission-Type/Disaster-Relief/Tropical-Storm-Fred
Email ts.fred.canton@ncmissions.org
Skills Construction and/or laborer, willingness to help
Preferred term Daytime to one week, Monday-Saturday
Location Canton, NC
Housing Provided
Meals Provided
Tools Simple hand tools can be provided but please bring your own if possible

 

Ongoing Volunteer Recovery Activities

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

 

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 h.florence.charity@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: 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 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 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 Rebuilding Together Pitt County
Hurricane Matthew: Pitt County Flooding
Contact Timothy Andrews
Telephone 252-814-0600
Email commpartnercoordinator.rtpc@gmail.com
Skills Construction, landscaping *NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, WILL TRAIN ON SITE*
Preferred term Daytime
Location Pitt County, NC
Meals Provided
Tools Basic hand tools, saws *Can bring own tools if desired (mark them appropriately)*

 

Organization Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)
Hurricanes Florence & Dorian: 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
Hurricanes Florence & Dorian: 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
Hurricanes Florence & Dorian: 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 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.

Hurricane Matthew made landfall in North Carolina on October 8, 2016 as a Category 1 storm, causing catastrophic damage and killing 28 people. Due to its inland storm track, Matthew caused extensive damage and ultimately 45 counties received a federal disaster declaration for Individual Assistance. 28 different volunteer organizations assisted during early response phase. Volunteer organizations estimated that repair and rebuilding homes with insufficient insurance, homeowner assets, and government loans and grants would take four years. Due to resource demands of subsequent hurricanes Florence, Dorian, and Isaias, the work remains uncompleted.

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.

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in North Carolina on September 6, 2019 as a Category 2 storm. Prior to landfall at Cape Hatteras (Dare County) the storm caused significant damage to Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.