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Volunteer Opportunities

The following opportunites for service are available:

Opportunities by Location Opportunities by Agency
Hyde County (UMC) United Methodist Disaster Recovery (NC)
Beaufort County (UMC) Harvest Connection Disaster Relief (NC)
Beaufort County (NC Baptist Men) North Carolina Baptist Men (NC)
Craven County (UMC) American Red Cross
Craven County (Harvest Connection)
Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan Counties (UMC)
Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan Counties (NC Baptist Men)
All North Carolina (American Red Cross)


Organization United Methodist Disaster Recovery
Contact Ann Huffman, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone 888-440-9167
Email disasterresponse@nccumc.org
Website http://nccumc.org/outreach/disaster-response/
Skills All construction skills needed. Provide 1 skilled worker per 5-8 volunteers. Youth 13+ accepted with 1 adult per 5 youth. Under 16 y/o must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Feeding Volunteers asked to purchase and prepare meals in church/camp kitchen.
Additional Information
  • Showers or shower trailers at each site (Men: 3, Women, 3)
  • Construction Coordinator at site
  • No charge for housing or building materials, donations welcome
  • Repairs and new homes needed in Swan Quarter, New Bern, Chocowinity, Washington, Elizabeth City, Hertford, Edenton
Locations          Est. No. of Rebuilds Housing
Hyde County
(Swan Quarter)
25 40 at Providence UMC. Shower trailer.
Craven County
(New Bern)
12 Varies: teams stay at local churches.
Beaufort County
(Washington, Chocowinity)
23 1st UMC, Chocowinity sleeps 18 in classrooms in old fellowship hall. Former scout camp sleeps 30 in cabins. Dining/kitchen and bath house.
Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan Counties
(Elizabeth City, Hertford, Edenton)
15 Varies: teams stay at local churches.


Organization Harvest Connection Disaster Relief
Contact Harold Swinson, Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone 252-775-0878 (Cell) 252-526-9908 (Office)
Email haroldswinson@embarqmail.com
Website www.theharvestconnection.com
Skills Both unskilled and skilled needed. Have some thing for everyone to do.
Feeding Will work with area churches or pull our kitchen in with our dining trailer.

Two jobs remaining in Bridgeton area.

Locations Est. No, of Rebuilds  
Craven County 2 In the Bridgeton area


Organization North Carolina Baptist Men
Contact Mary Mountz, Coordinator
Telephone 1-800-395-5102, Ext 5606
Email mmountz@ncbaptist.org
Website www.baptistsonmission.org
Skills Handrails, steps, plumbing, counter tops, paint, baseboard installation, side wall insulation, sheetrock, inside trim, install flooring, trim out electrical, build a 65’ ramp, install plywood under house, underpin mobile home, install metal roof, install vinyl siding, carpet master bedroom, install vinyl floor kitchen and bath
Feeding All meals provided by Baptist Men.
Housing Housing provided in local Baptist Church and/or a bunk trailer. Showers provided. Need to bring own bedding.

Register to volunteer as an individual or group at

Locations Headquarters site
Beaufort County Washington
Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan Counties Elizabeth City


Organization American Red Cross
Contact Your local Red Cross chapter
Website www.redcross.org
Skills You don’t need special skills to be a volunteer. We’ll train you. Many volunteers bring skills from work or personal experience, but others choose to work in completely unrelated fields. We have volunteer openings for people of all skills and abilities.
Opportunities Volunteer Management: Assist with volunteer recruitment, placement, record keeping and recognition.
Disaster Services: Provide food, shelter, comfort and home for families affected by major disasters such as fire, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Disaster Action Team: Volunteers need to respond to single-family fires with a disaster action team supervisor.
Disaster Preparedness Presenter: Educate individuals and groups on how to be prepared before a disaster occurs.
Public Affairs: During disasters, tell the Red Cross story to your community.
Other The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands, to earthquakes that impact millions. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food; health and mental health services to help families and entire communities get back on their feet. Although the Red Cross is not a government agency, it is an essential part of the response when disaster strikes. We work in partnership with other agencies and organizations that provide services to disaster victims.
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