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Volunteer Opportunities: Helping in Jesus' Name
Valdosta, GA - Hurricane Idalia Response
Assist homeowners affected by Hurricane Idalia

Location: Valdosta, GA

Project Description: Volunteers will assist homeowners affected by Hurricane Idalia and will help in Jesus' Name with roof tarping, debris cleanup, and chainsaw work.

Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days for overnight volunteers.

There will be opportunities for overnight and day volunteers.

Maximum Team Size: Both teams and individuals are welcome.

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group. Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant. Please read more information about our Youth Policy in the FAQ section.

Local / Day Volunteers: If you are local to the area we welcome you to serve for the day. Please contact our site at 229-305-3919 at least 24 hours in advance to be scheduled to serve. Please arrive at our host location: Morningside Baptist Church, 425 Connell Road, Valdosta, GA 31602. Orientation takes place at 7:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will work Monday - Saturday, beginning Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:30am. Day volunteers will need to bring a bagged lunch, water, and hand sanitizer.

Day volunteers are welcome to serve any day, Monday through Saturday, without being scheduled for a specific date. Due to the nature of disaster relief, our schedule must remain fluid. We recommend that you contact the site 24 hours in advance, prior to serving.

Additional Information: Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation to the site. Meals and sleeping quarters are provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items.  Tools will be provided, and volunteers are welcome to bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and sturdy boots.