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 Projects

Hurricane Harvey – Golden Triangle Response

After assisting more than 180 storm-affected families in Houston recovering from Hurricane Harvey, our Response team is now working in Southeast Texas by the Lousiana border. We are currently accepting volunteers to work with us doing debris removal and muck-and-gut operations.

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Hurricane Irma – Jacksonville Response

After completing operations in the Flagler Beach area of Florida, NECHAMA’s Florida Response Team is now assisting affected families in Jacksonville, FL in the Ken Knight Drive area. We continue to engage in debris removal and muck-and-gut operations.

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Hurricane Harvey – Alternative Spring Break

Alternative spring break trips allow students to serve the Houston area in a meaningful way. They allow students to travel, meet new people, and feel the satisfaction that comes from working to improve communities — and lives.

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Hurricane Harvey – Houston Rebuild

NECHAMA is working in the greater Houston area 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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