Would you or someone you know like to volunteer? You have a heart to serve and Operation Blessing takes care of the details so that you can show God’s love to those in the midst of crisis. 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, OB volunteers are critical to bringing relief in real time!
Operation Blessing’s U.S. Disaster Relief Team is now established on the ground in Lake Charles, Louisiana in response to Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Delta. Our base of operations is fully functional now and WE NEED YOUR HELP
Due to recent health concerns with the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), we will not be offering overnight housing for volunteers. Out of town volunteers are more than welcomed to join our efforts, but they must secure their own lodging.
(NO OVERNIGHT LODGING AVAILABLE)
Opportunities for local/day volunteers are available right nowfor those who would like to assist in relief efforts. Local volunteers may report directly to our base of operations. Please check in at our Base of Operations which will be located at Christian World Church at 2001 E. Gauthier Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70607.
WHERE: Christian World Church at 2001 E. Gauthier Rd, Lake Charles, LA 70607
WHEN: Monday- Saturday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
TIME: 9:00 AM Volunteer Registration & 9:30 AM Orientation.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to assist with debris clean-up, helping residents salvage their personal belongings, debris removal, and chainsaw work For any questions, or for more information on how to register as a volunteer, please call 1-800-730-2537 or email email@example.com.
Day/Local Volunteer Requirements:
- All volunteers must be 18 years and older
- Must provide their own transportation to and from the Base of Operations daily
- Volunteers must wear work boots or close-toe shoes
- We recommend that you bring a pair of work gloves
- All Volunteers must wear a Mask and follow Operation Blessing’s Safety Protocols
“It’s what we’re called to do ever since we gave our lives to Christ… We know that when people are in need, Christ calls us to help.” – Randy, OB volunteer
“It’s pretty amazing. I can’t really put a feeling into it. You just have to come and experience it… There’s so much love here. It’s just a blessing.” – Amy, OB volunteer
“We are being the hands and feet of Christ.” – Craig, OB volunteer
- 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, 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. *Note: Due to COVID-19, we cannot provide lodging at this time. Register now
Construction 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
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, cranes, loaders and more.
Our 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.
Operation 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.
Join our volunteer team now
Complete a registration form and become an available volunteer today! Register now