Volunteer

Pennsylvania VOAD members respond to disasters in Pennsylvania. Contact us to volunteer with a trusted Pennsylvania VOAD member.

There are Single Day Volunteer Opportunities available in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia as the rebuild work continues in response to TS Isaias.  Needed are volunteers with general construction/carpentry skills & those willing to learn ages 18+.  Work needs to be done on rebuilding residential homes (insulation, flooring, painting, framing, taping, etc.)  Skilled construction supervision will be available for these days.  Registration is required. Contact Sharon Sgriccia, [email protected], to register or for more information.

 

Seeing images of disaster may compel you to head to the impacted area. Don?t underestimate the complexity of working in a disaster area. Until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support, volunteers should not enter.

  • Be sure to contact us before coming to the disaster area.
  • Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and opportunities have been identified.
  • Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.

Be patient. Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster – especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.