420: Brethren Disaster Ministries

New Windsor, Maryland

Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) is a program of the Church of the Brethren that repairs and rebuilds homes for survivors of natural disasters across the United States.

Website: http://www.brethrendisasterministries.org

Job Descriptions

Brethren Disaster Ministries (BDM) seeks Disaster Project Leaders to work at various domestic disaster recovery projects and to become part of the recovering community, helping to foster good relationships with short-term disaster response volunteers and the disaster survivors. The volunteers work with other monthly disaster project leaders to form a leadership team.

(A) The Jobsite Disaster Project Leader is responsible for supporting volunteer supervision, supply purchase, general worksite coordination, interagency relationships, and tool trailer inventory. Construction skills are helpful but not required.

(B) The Office Disaster Project Leader is responsible for supporting household and office management including working in Microsoft Office and Google Drive for tracking and reporting of finances and paperwork for volunteers and clients. The volunteer would also support other household responsibilities as needed and builds relationships with local partners and incoming group leaders.

All BDM volunteers should be at least 21 years old, willing to move around the country depending on assignment, and willing to represent the Church of the Brethren and be a Christian witness. Other requirements include interpersonal skills, flexibility, and a valid driver’s license.