Volunteer with HDR

Calling all humanists! The Bahamas were devastated from Hurricane Dorian. You can help!

 

People pulling a rope together in a construction effort

Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in the Bahamas on September 1, 2019. While remaining a Category 5 with wind speeds peaking at 185mph, Dorian’s traveling speed slowed to 1mph effectively stalling over Grand Bahama island for almost two days making this the worst disaster in Bahamian history. Latest reports attribute 67 deaths to the storm and a reported 282 people remain missing. 13,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed and economic losses are around $7 billion, which is half the country’s gross national product. 

In April 2020, FBB is deploying to the Bahamas to help rebuild with All Hands and Hearts: Smart Response (AHAH) who we have worked with on our Florida, Puerto Rico, Houston, and Louisiana deployments. AHAH’s work is currently focused on repairing the school that is their base of operations and working on a school that serves students living with developmental disabilities. 

The deployment will be from April 27th through May 10th. Space is limited. Volunteers who commit to the full two weeks will receive priority placement, followed by volunteers who commit to one week. Volunteers signing up for less than a week will fill the remaining slots on a first come first serve basis. Travel assistance may be available. Please contact us if travel assistance would allow you to come or allow you to come for longer. Note that Southwest travel vouchers that have been available for previous deployments are not available for the Bahamas location.

Never done this before? Don’t worry. You will receive training in whatever work you'll be performing. Housing will be provided at AHAH’s base camp. This is a communal living situation with co-ed dorm rooms with bunk beds and blow up mattresses. On work days you will also be provided with three meals, snacks, and water.


To sign up, submit this form before February 19th. If you have any questions, email programs@foundationbeyondbelief.org.

April 2018 HDR Houston Deployment: 9 of the FBB volunteer team members

Foundation Beyond Belief  American Humanist Association

The Humanist Disaster Recovery program is sustained through a partnership between Foundation Beyond Belief and the American Humanist Association (AHA).

We thank AHA for their generous support of our efforts.

HDR Volunteer Application

As part of the first ever national humanist disaster recovery volunteer program, HDR provides recovering communities with trained humanist volunteers.

Volunteers help the affected communities rebuild after disasters like floods and hurricanes. They do everything from mold remediation to framing to finishing work like drywall. Volunteers are never asked to do anything that is unsafe or outside their personal abilities

We are currently building our national database of volunteers who are ready and willing to help should disaster strike. By registering, you are only stating that you are willing to be contacted should a position open up for a role you may be able to fill.

Please fill out the application below to volunteer with HDR, or to update your existing details in our database. Thank you.

Foundation Beyond Belief  American Humanist Association

The Humanist Disaster Recovery program is sustained through a partnership between Foundation Beyond Belief and the American Humanist Association (AHA).

We thank AHA for their generous support of our efforts.

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