Help our response efforts after Hurricane Michael near Mexico Beach, Florida, USA

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United States

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    Last activity

    20/08/2019

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  2019 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida on October 10th, 2018. Michael made landfall
    as a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. The third most intense Atlantic
    Hurricane to make landfall in the United States, Michael broke wind speed records as the strongest storm
    on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. As Michael tracked across the Southeastern United States, strong
    winds caused 1.2 million power outages across the region.

    Our response team was on the ground weeks after this event and has been hard at work ever since. We welcome volunteers from all over the world, with various skill sets and backgrounds to work with us. We are dedicated to helping communities reain a sense of normalcy after natural disaster.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We welcome and host both volunteers and staff from all over the world. You will be exposed to different cultures, social etiquette, and personalities on our base. We also engage in the local community as much as possible by attending events, and patronizing local shops.

    We welcome volunteers of all skill sets and backgrounds and will provide on-site training for all of our work.

  • Help

    Help

    No experience is required, and we provide you will all of the onsite training you will need. Each site is lead by an experienced team leader to ensure that will ensure a safe, fun and positive volunteer experience. A typical days work involves tree removal, debris removal and mucking and gutting houses of materials comprised by water. This is hard and dirty work, but that is why we love it.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our accommodation is basic, but we will provide you with a bunk bed and air mattress. You will want to bring your own sheets, pillow, and blanket along with you. You will also have access to a basic kitchen and cooking supplies.

    We do not charge a fee for volunteering. Volunteers are responsible for funding their travel to and from the program. Once at the program we provide accommodation and 3 meals a day – on all work days (5 or 6 days/week depending on the program). Note that volunteers are financially responsible for themselves - you must be able to fund your own breaks from the program (3 nights off base after 30 days with us), meals on days off and any extras e.g. entertainment, snacks.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 561568558421