Q: Are volunteers still needed and how do I sign up?
A: Yes, volunteers will be needed throughout the long recovery and rebuilding process. Click here for more information. For those who want to volunteer, call the local center directly. Visit this webpage regularly as information changes often.
You can also connect with a disaster relief organization to affiliate and train for response.
Q: What types of volunteer positions are available?
A: Current opportunities to help include providing administrative support for volunteer and donations management, assisting with loading and unloading donations, and helping families clean up homes.
Q: How does rebuilding and recovery occur?
A: For the rebuilding and recovery process, agencies like Habitat for Humanity, Missionary USA, Samaritan’s Purse and the United Methodist Committee on Relief will begin working together with Long Term Recovery Committees and state and local government partners to help families in need. These agencies are part of a network called Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). Volunteer West Virginia is a state agency and one member of VOAD.
Q: What is Volunteer West Virginia?
A: Volunteer West Virginia is the state’s Commission for National and Community Service. Our small staff does a lot: we oversee the state’s AmeriCorps programs, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Governor’s Service Awards and more. Review our annual report here.
While we are not a disaster relief agency, we are active members of West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and as a partner agency are charged with supporting local volunteer coordination efforts during a disaster.
Volunteer Opportunity: Clarksburg Area to Greenbrier County
Join a team of volunteers on Sunday, August 7, at the Kroger on Emily Drive in Clarksburg at 6:30 a.m. The team will be leaving for Greenbrier County shortly after. Bring old clothes, rubber boots, work gloves, a sense of humor, and a giving heart! And, yes, be prepared to get your hands dirty!
Volunteer Opportunity: Charleston
Want to help with the flood response but can’t get an entire day free? Believe in WV are recruiting volunteers to help load and unload trucks full of furniture and make minor repairs. Opportunities occur every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for several weeks.
Keep updated on the latest information about flood relief volunteer needs at wvflood.com.