See the BDM project volunteer schedule below to see when volunteers from your district are currently being recruited.
July 10, 2020 COVID-19 Update
The BDM site in the Carolinas housed in Lumberton, NC is closed after conversations with local partners around COVID-19 concerns. This site was previously scheduled to close Aug 2, 2020 and has been moved to another location marking the completion of our rebuilding in Robeson County, NC. This site has been moved to Bayboro, NC with the plan to begin Hurricane Florence rebuilding starting in mid Sept 2020.
The remaining scheduled volunteers on the Puerto Rico site were cancelled for April 25-May 23. Work by contractors continued on the remaining homes through the end of June when the site was scheduled to close. This marks the completion of the BDM Hurricane Maria rebuilding and partnership with the PR District of the Church of the Brethren.
The location of Project 2 has officially been moved to Dayton OH to begin work on the recovery from the 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes that hit the Miami Valley area. Volunteers are set to begin work in mid-July and will be limited to Ohio residents with no volunteer housing available. Plans are being made to allow overnight volunteers starting in August if it is possible.
All future volunteer opportunities with BDM will require new safety protocol and consent forms beyond what was previously in place as we strive to provide volunteer opportunities in this COVID-19 environment. Specific COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place and all volunteers will be expected to follow them in order to serve.
All of the dates named for future volunteers are subject to change depending on CDC guidance, restrictions from local officials in the project site areas and other states, and the local BDM partners in those areas being willing to accept volunteers. We are in close contact with these partners while monitoring when it will be acceptable to send volunteers without imposing any health concerns for our volunteers, the host community and most importantly the homeowners. If any further extension of these dates needs to be made in the coming weeks or months, it will be announced first with the groups and leaders on the schedule, and then publicly.
These schedules will be updated as decisions are made in the coming weeks and months.
For instructions on how to sign up, visit the Volunteer page.
For project descriptions, visit the Current Projects page.