Volunteer

NECHAMA welcomes anyone with a passion to help others regardless of religious faith or background. No previous disaster response experience is necessary- our skilled team leaders will teach you everything you need to know to make a difference.

What to Expect

Day Volunteers

those who live locally, or who to choose to find their own accommodations

Once you have signed up to join us on a project you will be emailed the evening before the day you will volunteer and be provided with the address to meet us at. We work from 9 AM until 4 PM . You are welcome to join us for any amount of time that you are available. Please make sure you to pack a lunch and wear clothing you’re ok with getting dirty or damaged.

Residential Volunteers

those who choose to stay with us at our lodging site

We do not charge a fee for volunteering. Volunteers are responsible for funding their travel to and from our Base of Operations including all travel and local transportation fees. Once staying with us, we provide our volunteers three meals a day (on workdays), basic accommodations, and transportation to our worksites.

Volunteer With NECHAMA

See our current projects that are accepting volunteers

Current Projects

General Volunteer Information

  • No prior disaster experience required. Training will be provided on site.
  • Tools and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) equipment are provided.
  • Volunteers of all faiths are welcome. You do not have to be Jewish to join us.
  • We accept individuals and groups.
  • There is no minimum time commitment.
  • We work within the continental United States.
  • Minimum age: 14 years old (with adult chaperone).

Current Programs

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico Rebuild

Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, NECHAMA has launched it’s first ever Project outside the continental United States. We are currently accepting volunteers and donations to make this Project a success.

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Hurricane Harvey – Wharton County Rebuild

NECHAMA is working in Texas to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. We will be providing services including installing drywall and insulation – as well as other basic repairs and are currently accepting volunteers to join us.

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Southern Minnesota Floods

NECHAMA is providing technical and administrative support to MN and National VOAD partners responding to the flooding in southern Minnesota.

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MN Warehouse Volunteer Events

Throughout the year, NECHAMA offers warehouse workday and worknight events in Minnesota. It’s an opportunity for volunteers in and around the Twin Cities, to take part in our work by assisting us in maintaining our fleet, tools, and equipment.

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