Help Communities Recover with NECHAMA
The Recovery Program of NECHAMA focuses on repair/rebuild needs in the months and years following a disaster. Through trips that combine field work with strong service learning curriculum, NECHAMA provides meaningful experiences for college groups, Hillels, and other youth groups. Trips stress the importance of helping others, all while helping out communities around the country recover from the effects of natural disasters.
“I learned a lot about myself on the trip. While you're are on a trip that is all about helping others, it is always incredibly surprisingly to realize how much we learn about ourselves as well.”
“My favorite discussions were the disaster relief panel because of how powerful it was getting to hear first-hand accounts, as well as the discussion about how we were strangers in Egypt. It was the first real time someone used the values of my religion and applied them to something I believed in, and that was, for lack of a better phrase, super cool.”
“I was going through a rough time barring Sandy. I was my father's care giver. The volunteers knew dad and met him and understood that it was a time-sensitive job to have Dad's room done. What they accomplished was incredible. When Dad walked in you should have seen the smile on his face.”
Organize a Trip
Registration for our 2017 Winter and Spring trips has not yet opened up and a location for these trips is still being determined. If you are interested in participating in being notified when the registration period begins, please fill out this interest form here. We will get in contact with you once we begin accepting applications.
Apply to be a Recovery Team Leader
We're always in need of skilled team leaders to supervise worksites and lead service learning activities. It's a great way to give back and help survivors of disaster finally move back home. Travel, meals, and a stipend are included for our Recovery Team Leaders.