Various Locations - Rapid Response

Rapid Response

World Renew Disaster Response Services volunteers muck out flooded homes, remove downed trees, tarp damaged roofs, and do other minor repairs that allows survivors to return to their homes.

Partner ministry: 
World Renew Disaster Response Services
Opportunity type: 
Disaster Response
Volunteer opportunities: 

Volunteer opportunities vary based on the needs of a particular community following a disaster. If you have schedule flexibility and would be interested in joining a rapid response team, please contact Volunteer Engagement Program staff and we’ll send you alerts when Rapid Response teams are needed. Training is available for interested volunteers.


Accommodations vary based on the community but are often at a local church or school building.

Cost notes: 

Travel costs will be covered if you travel with others from the team for the standard length of time (generally about two weeks). If you will be traveling from a different location or at different times from the core team, you are generally responsible to cover the cost of travel. Lodging and meals are provided or reimbursed for volunteers who serve.

Age limitations: 
young adults (late teens to mid-20s)

18 years of age and up


On-site training is provided. Much of the work is quite physical, but men and women lacking great stamina are still welcome, as there are many opportunities to assist survivors emotionally and spiritually, as well as supporting with more administrative tasks.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's short-term mission opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Short-Term Mission

Molly Towne

Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

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