World Renew DRS volunteers conduct community-wide surveys to identify the disaster-related needs (construction, household, emotional, and financial needs) of vulnerable residents who might otherwise fall through the cracks. This information is provided to the long-term recovery group. Case managers then use the information to ensure that assistance reaches the people who need it most.
Needs assessments can take place across North America and are generally conducted four to nine months after a disaster. They are not scheduled until a long-term recovery group requests the service.
Volunteer roles include:
- Interviewers: Conduct 45-minute interviews with disaster survivors, either door to door at designated addresses with another volunteer or at a walk-in center.
- Data entry: Enter the surveys into the database.
Lodging is generally in a motel, but can vary depending on location. Meals are provided or reimbursed.
Travel, lodging, and meals are provided or reimbursed for volunteers who serve for two-week assignments.
18 years of age and up.
Let Volunteer Engagement Program staff know you’re interested in needs assessment and you’ll receive alerts when these opportunities are available.
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.
Coordinator for Short-Term Mission
Short-Term Mission Placement Specialist
Cultivate is a program for 18- to 25-year-olds to partner with RCA missionaries for a summer or a full year and see how God is at work in another part of the globe.