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Leadership and RV Volunteer Needs

Leadership Volunteer Needs

Updated: April 22, 2024

Learn more about Leadership Volunteers, what they do, and how to become one.

Canadians wishing to serve in the U.S. must book at least 3 weeks prior to their service term to allow time for border entry paperwork to be completed.

Red Lake, MN

Description: A tornado struck the community of Red Lake on Monday, July 26, 2021. This included the Red Lake and Redby areas on the Red Lake Indian Reservation, causing thousands of dollars in damages to buildings, motor vehicles and other structures and property. They experienced golf-ball sized hail and damaging winds that destroyed homes and vehicles. 78 homes were heavily damaged. There was no disaster declaration from FEMA, leaving the community on their own to secure funds for repairs and volunteers to make repairs.

Available Date Ranges
Apr 28 - May 11Crew Leader
Apr 28 - May 18Crew Leader
May 29 - Jul 6Office Manager
Jun 1 - Jul 6Head Cook
Jun 1 - Jul 6Assistant Cook
Jun 29 - Aug 3Crew Leader
Jul 6 - Aug 3Crew Leader
Jul 6 - Aug 3Head Cook
Jul 6 - Aug 3Assistant Cook
Jul 20 - Aug 3Crew Leader
Aug 3 - 24Assistant Cook
Aug 3 - 242 Crew Leaders
Aug 21 - Sep 28Project Director
Aug 24 - Sep 283 Crew Leaders
Aug 24 - Sep 28Head Cook
Aug 24 - Sep 28Assistant Cook
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Plainfield, VT

Description: Catastrophic flash flooding and river flooding occurred across much of Vermont in early to mid-July 2023. The most widespread and significant property damage occurred as a result of prolonged heavy rainfall on July 10th and 11th, when rainfall amounts of 3 to 9 inches were observed across the state over 48 hours. The runoff of excessive and widespread heavy rain caused rivers to swell, inundating many communities after rainfall ended, especially along the Lamoille and Winooski rivers.

Available Date Ranges
Jun 19 - 29Office Manager
Jun 29 - Jul 13Crew Leader
Jul 6 - 27Crew Leader
Jul 6 - Aug 312 Crew Leaders
Jul 20 - Aug 31Crew Leader
Jul 24 - Aug 31Project Director
Jul 27 - Aug 313 Crew Leaders
Aug 10 - 31Head Cook
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Shuswap Lake, BC

Description: On August 18, 2023, the Bush Creek East Wildfire ran through the North Shuswap Region, destroying 176 structures throughout Scotch Creek, Lee Creek, and Celista. MDS is responding in the communities of Celista and Scotch Creek.

Available Date Ranges
Jun 1 - Jul 6Crew Leader
Jul 27 - Aug 10Crew Leader
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Venice, FL

Description: Hurricane Ian struck Florida on September 27, 2022, as a Category 4 hurricane. With the wind speed of just short of a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Ian was the fifth most powerful storm to ever hit the country. This hurricane was the deadliest hurricane to strike the state of Florida since the 1935 Labor Day hurricane. Hurricane Ian caused catastrophic damage. Damage was mostly from flooding from rain and storm surge. Of course, a lot of damage was caused by the intense wind. Millions were left without power.

Available Date Ranges
Jun 12 - 29Office Manager
Jun 12 - 292 Crew Leaders
Jun 15 - Jul 6Head Cook
Jun 15 - Jul 6Assistant Cook
Jun 29 - Jul 132 Crew Leaders
Jul 13 - 27Crew Leader
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Fraser Lake Camp, ON – Family Project

Description: Although there was no disaster, MDS volunteers will be supporting Fraser Lake Camp by building cabins, program buildings and some basic furniture pieces. The Family Project is designed for families to work together. MDS does not provide childcare or a separate program for children. Fraser Lake Camp is located on 275 acres of mature hard and softwood forests at the edge of Fraser Lake. Originally begun by a group of Mennonite people in 1955, it continues to serve the larger community around Bancroft and beyond. The camp is located 30 kms northeast of Bancroft, 200 kms west of Ottawa and almost 300 kms northeast of Toronto.  

Available Date Ranges
Jul 7 - Aug 2Crew Leader
Jul 7 - Aug 2Assistant Cook
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WV Bridges

Description: Several flood events in the spring of 2015 damaged over 300 private stream crossings (bridges) in southwest West Virginia. Homeowners who cross streams to get to their homes are either driving through the stream bed, using a neighbor’s bridge if they can, or parking on the other side of the stream and walking across a temporary walkway or a neighboring bridge. Because these are private structures, the government cannot help directly, so the only potential assistance is voluntary organizations like MDS.

Region 1 Response

Contact Joyce Burkholder at 717-945-4136 or click the button below for more information about opportunities in West Virginia.

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Lytton, BC

Description: On June 30, 2021 a wildfire swept through the Village of Lytton, destroying more than 90% of the town and killing two people. The fire wiped out the town’s infrastructure including the fire hall, police station, grocery stores, restaurants, town hall and records, museum, and approximately 100 homes. Quite miraculously, St. Barnabas Church, Rectory and Parish Hall survived the fire.

Available Date Ranges
Jun 1 - 29Head Cook
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More Information

For more information or to serve, please contact:

Canadian residents: Rose Klassen at 866-261-1274 or through this form.

U.S. residents: Josh Carson at 800-241-8111 or through this form.

RV Volunteer Needs

Updated: April 19, 2024

Learn more about RV Volunteers, what they do, and how to become one.

Canadians wishing to serve in the U.S. must book at least 3 weeks prior to their service term to allow time for border entry paperwork to be completed.

A couple stands in front of their RV at an MDS response
Cabot, VT – RV

Description: Catastrophic flash flooding and river flooding occurred across much of Vermont in early to mid-July 2023. The most widespread and significant property damage occurred as a result of prolonged heavy rainfall on July 10th and 11th, when rainfall amounts of 3 to 9 inches were observed across the state over 48 hours. The runoff of excessive and widespread heavy rain caused rivers to swell, inundating many communities after rainfall ended, especially along the Lamoille and Winooski rivers.

Available Date Ranges
May 29 - Jun 28Project Director
May 29 - Jun 28Office Manager
Jun 1 - 283 spaces (couples or individuals)
Jun 1 - Jul 61 space (couple or individual)
Jun 29 - Jul 272 spaces (couple or individual)
Jul 24 - Aug 30Project Director
Jul 24 - Aug 30Office Manager
Jul 27 - Aug 302 spaces (couple or individual)
Aug 10 - 301 space (couple or individual)
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More Information

For more information or to serve, please contact:

Canadian residents: Rose Klassen at 866-261-1274 or through this form.

U.S. residents: Josh Carson at 800-241-8111 or through this form.