Join an Action Team

Become a disaster response and recovery volunteer to help neighbors in need across the US.

What’s an Action Team?

Volunteers from across the country join IOCC Action Teams to serve US neighbors in need after disasters. They do all kinds of work to help families, individuals, and communities get back on their feet after events like floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and more.

Action Teams support…

  • Response in the early days after a disaster
  • Recovery in the long term, sometimes years after a disaster

Faith in Action

Action Teams offer hands-on service to people who need help after a devastating event. They…

  • Serve Christ by serving others
  • Help neighbors in need rebuild homes and lives
  • Support disaster response, from cleanup to repairing and rebuilding


Kinds of Work


Sometimes the first step after a storm is cleaning up property to clear damaged items, debris, and downed trees so that needs can be assessed and next steps can get underway.

After a flood or rain damage, mold can take hold quickly inside a home, causing unhealthy living conditions and additional damage. Mucking out homes removes water-damaged flooring, furniture, drywall, insulation, and so on, so the home can be dried out and eventually repaired.

From hanging drywall and painting walls, repairing a roof, or building a wheelchair ramp, making a house livable again is part of long-term recovery.

Need to Know

  • You don’t need to be skilled – just energetic!
    • We’ll teach you everything you need to know.
    • If you have experience in emergency management or construction, email us about becoming a Team Leader.
  • Join a team for a full week or come for just a few days—whatever works best.
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
    • BUT youth ages 16 and 17 may participate on some worksites if accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or duly authorized group leader.
  • You provide your own transportation to and from the response or rebuild city.
  • Some projects have a cost associated with participation.
    • These costs cover local transportation, housing, food, equipment, and site supervision.
  • You’ll receive details about your location once you’ve registered.

Questions? Contact our US Program team: or 667.331.9812.