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Disaster Response volunteers:

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  • have a deep desire to share the love of Christ by helping others
  • have compassion toward those who have lost a great deal
  • work cooperatively with others
  • are in good-to-excellent health
  • have the stamina for hard work. are sensitive to and accepting of others regardless of racial/cultural differences
  • are willing to act as a representative of the Church of the Brethren
  • Are willing to follow the BDM Health Safety and Illness Policy.

To sign up as a weekly volunteer, take the following steps:

Disaster Project Leaders:

Brethren Disaster Ministries also trains volunteers to serve as Disaster Project Leaders who manage the projects on location for longer periods of time. There are two positions:

  1. Construction Leaders – with some experience or construction skills who can lead work teams on the job sites
  2. Household Leaders – to serve as hosts for the volunteer groups at the housing site and to prepare meals during the week for around 20 people.

Trainings usually happen once a year on a current project site for those interested who have or soon will have the availability to serve for a month or more during the year. If you are interested in learning more about Disaster Project Leaders, please contact the BDM office.