See the BDM project volunteer schedule below to see when volunteers from your district are currently being recruited.
May 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update
All BDM rebuilding sites are currently suspended for weekly volunteers. The BDM site in the Carolinas that was previously planned to close Aug 2 will now not reopen. Some Brethren volunteers may serve with another local partner in July but BDM will no longer host volunteers after conversations with local partners around COVID-19 concerns.
The remaining volunteers on the Puerto Rico site were cancelled for April 25-May 23. These were the last volunteers scheduled for Puerto Rico as the volunteer side of the project was set to finish on May 23. BDM work has resumed on approved homes on the island through local contractors and homeowners who can complete their own work. This site is scheduled to close completely at the end of June.
The location of Project 2 is officially scheduled to move to Dayton, Ohio for tornado recovery. BDM anticipates that the move and set up can take place for a July 12, 2020 opening date of the BDM project. For at least July, volunteers are limited to Ohio residents and no volunteer housing will be available. Any change to that requirement for volunteers and housing for August is yet to be confirmed.
All of the dates named are subject to future 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.