How to Volunteer

Updated May 31, 2019

"If you enjoy the provision of love and fellowship within the church of Jesus Christ, be encouraged to pray for opportunities to spread that same love in service to those beyond your own local congregation—and when those opportunities come, embrace them! You won’t be disappointed by the strength and fellowship that God generously provides." - Rev. Robert Holda and Mrs. Wendy Harness wrote about the Harness Family's experience serving as a hurricane relief team in Houston, in the June 2018 issue of New Horizons.

OPC Disaster Response is currently mobilized in:


Houston (Hurricane Harvey Response):

    • Application Form: Click HERE

Houston (Hurricane Harvey Response):

    • Site Coordinators Needed: Click HERE for details

Puerto Rico (Hurricane Maria Response):

The Disaster Response phase of things is now complete in Puerto Rico. However, there is the possibility that our very hospitable OPC churches in Puerto Rico would welcome CHURCH GROUPS to come and encourage the congregations there, help them with some clean-up or maintenance projects, and participate in local outreach.

    • Contact: Click HERE to contact David Nakhla and be put in touch with the Puerto Rico churches.

All Current Opportunities:

  • Click HERE for a direct link to overviews of all current opportunities to serve with OPC Disaster Response

Type of Volunteers Needed:

  • Skilled volunteers are needed for major repairs and reconstruction work
  • Unskilled volunteers can support the skilled team and help with local outreach

Disaster Response is diaconal:

  • Let your deacons know that you are interested in volunteering for hurricane response
  • Ask if they can help you put together a team from your church
  • Ask if diaconal funds can be used towards your transportation and food

Contact OPC Disaster Response:

  • Click HERE to contact OPC Disaster Response





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