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Volunteer Opportunities: Helping in Jesus' Name
Spencer, IA Flood Response
Assist homeowners affected by recent floods

Currently scheduling volunteers beginning Saturday, June 29 at 7:30 a.m. through Saturday, August 3, 2024.

Location: Spencer, IA


Project Description: Volunteers will assist homeowners affected by floods and will help in Jesus' Name with mud outs and debris cleanup. There will be opportunities for overnight and day volunteers. No skills are necessary prior to serving. Volunteers will be led and instructed by experienced team leads.


Length of Stay: Minimum stay of three days for overnight volunteers. Maximum stay of 2 weeks.


Schedule: Volunteers will work Monday through Saturday. At the beginning of a deployment, we work limited hours on Sundays.


Maximum Team Size: 15 (a team is made up of 2 or more individuals)


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. Due to the nature of disaster relief, our schedule must remain fluid. Please contact our site at 712-363-9353 at least 24 hours in advance of the date you wish to serve. Please arrive at our orientation location: Hope Church, 919 Grand Ave., Spencer, IA 51301. Volunteers will work Monday - Saturday, beginning Saturday, June 29, 2024, at 7:30 a.m. Day volunteers will need to bring a bagged lunch, water, and hand sanitizer.


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.