Volunteer

Volunteer

Would you or someone you know like to volunteer? When major hurricanes, tornadoes and other devastating storms strike the U.S., volunteers become a key component of Operation Blessing’s disaster relief efforts. From serving hot meals and handing out bags of relief to helping residents salvage precious belongings and aiding in debris removal and cleanup, OBI volunteers are critical to bringing relief in real time!

Hurricane Harvey VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:

Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas

Operation Blessing is accepting volunteers daily beginning at 8:00 AM (Monday – Saturday) at Cathedral Church in Beaumont, Texas and Life Church in Port Arthur, Texas. Orientation will begin promptly at 8:30 AM. Operation Blessing will provide your work assignments. All we ask is that you provide your own transportation to and from the work sites. No reservations are needed for daily volunteers.

Cathedral Church
2350 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, TX 77703

Life Church
4600 Jimmy Johnson Blvd.
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Onsite Volunteer Line:  757.374.0944

RESIDENT INFORMATION: “NEED HELP” 757.274.8650  (RESIDENT LINE ONLY)
Operation Blessing will be set up receiving Work Requests from residents from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday – Saturday).

VOLUNTEER HOUSING: Operation Blessing will be providing FREE Volunteer Housing in Beaumont starting Monday, September 11th. Please call our National Volunteer Manager, Christy Konnick at 757.226.3407 or via email at volunteer@OB.org to make your reservation or to get more information. Please note that everyone registering must register 48 hours in advance and have a CONFIRMED RESERVATION.

Click here to download volunteer information flyer

Interested in volunteering to help Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas? Please sign up below to receive the latest information on when, where, and how you can help.

SIGN UP FOR REAL TIME VOLUNTEER ALERTS

Operation Blessing Teams are made up of “on-call” volunteers with general and specialized skills who join our teams in the field during times of disaster. When there is a disaster, we’ll contact you (usually via e-mail) asking if you are available. Operation Blessing will supply meals, lodging, equipment, work order coordination and more. Volunteers are only asked to cover the costs of their transportation, including to and from the job sites each day.

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FROM THE FIELD

More Volunteer

Please see below for a listing of available teams:

Construction

volunteer in constructionConstruction Teams consist of licensed trades such as plumbing, electrical, HVAC, general contractors, carpenters, structural engineers, architects and roofers, as well as those experienced in flooring such as carpet, vinyl, tile and wood. These team members are often called on during the rebuilding and recovery stage of disasters.

Heavy Equipment

volunteer with heavy equipment In the aftermath of hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, heavy equipment teams are often needed to remove large amounts of debris to assist neighborhoods in the clean-up efforts and prepare them for the process of rebuilding. Team members bring experience in operating equipment such as skid-steers, loaders and more.

Crane

volunteer using a craneOperation Blessing is looking for individuals with crane experience who can join our crane team to help clear roadways, remove trees off homes and accomplish other specialized projects. OBI has two cranes (a 20-ton National and 18-ton All Terrain Grove) in our fleet that are ready for deployment at a moment’s notice.

General Volunteer

join our general volunteer strike teamOur General Volunteer Teams consist of individuals who may not have a specialized skill but would still like to serve during times of disaster. These team members will help with general labor such as gutting homes, site assessments, clean-up and more.

 

Food

volunteer with the food strike teamOperation Blessing is looking for Food Team members with experience in food management and service at all levels. Our mobile-kitchens are fully equipped, stocked and ready to provide at least 1,000 meals per day, helping to feed local emergency management conducting search and recovery, families and individuals without power and other resources, and also volunteers and clean-up crews.

Medical

When hospitals, pharmacies and clinics are no longer available due to displacement and destruction, Operation Blessing’s Medical Teams bring in licensed and experienced doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals as well as essential medications and equipment to help sustain patients who have suffered the devastation of disaster and are in need of medical treatment.

Dental

volunteer on the dental strike teamWith large-scale disasters, some residents are forced to go without dental care or are required to travel far beyond their local areas to find help. Operation Blessing’s Dental Strike Teams consist of licensed dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists and dental assistants who help provide on-site cleanings, extractions and other dental care to families and individuals without insurance.

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Join our volunteer team todayComplete a registration form and become an available volunteer today!

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