Hurricane Recovery Local
Please be sure you completed the interest form so that we can start working together to rebuild hurricane damaged homes. Your commitment and willingness to serve is so greatly appreciated. Click here to register if you haven’t already done so.
Upcoming Local 1 Day Mission Dates: June 15, July 13, August 17
Time: Arrive to job site at 8:30/45am and Depart around 4:00-4:30pm
Complete the Volunteer Information specific to your age group: ADULT VOLUNTEERS (click here) and YOUTH VOLUNTEERS (click here). If completing these forms online, remember to download and save the form first then open saved form to fill out. Please email the completed volunteer form to our Disaster Recovery Team.
Projects are coordinated by the UMC Florida Conference “Florida Restores.” Learn more about Florida Restores (click here). The Florida UMC strictly adheres to the Methodist Safe Sanctuary policy. All adults (18 years and older), need to complete a background check if they have not done so in the past year. The background checks are completed through Verified Volunteers, a top-rated background screening vendor used by the FLUMC Disaster Relief group.
Complete Secure Electronic Background Check: (click here)
Note: When filling out the background check, please use the below information
When prompted to enter “AFFILIATION”, Please enter: Anona Mission Team
The link will take you directly to The Florida Conference page where you will create your own “Username” and “Password”. Once that is complete, a Four Step background check process will begin.
Step 1: The system will ask you to fill in your basic information including your “AFFILIATION”.
Step 2: The system will prompt you for your current and previous address history.
Step 3: The system will prompt you for consent to perform the background check.
Step 4: The system will confirm your information and payment options.
There is a $9.00 charge shown in this section – it is completely an optional payment to help the Florida Conference defer their costs. If it does not work out for your budget to pay the charge, simply mark “decline payment” and the Florida Conference will cover the cost.
An email will then be sent to you confirming your submission. If assistance is needed at any point during the process, please contact:Theadvocates@verifiedvolunteers.com or call 1-855-326-1860 – Option 3.
Deadline for submission of the Volunteer Form and completion of background checks is one week prior to the work day (March 8 for the March 16 workday)
Required Equipment: (every volunteer should have the following items with them)
Closed-toed tennis shoes or work boots
Work clothes (pants or modest shorts) **clothes may get dirty, ruined, painted or stained**
Safety Glasses or goggles
Supply of N-95 masks (Anona will provide)
A personal water bottle/canteen
A sack lunch to have at the job site
What You Can Expect: The work-sites vary in size, but on average, each site can comfortably utilize 6-8 volunteers. The work may include any of the following things: installing insulation and sheetrock; taping, mudding and texturing sheetrock; installing trim, doors; installing flooring – laminate or similar; replacing cabinets and fixtures; and tearing out damaged materials as needed.