2018 Hurricanes Response – Volunteer Registration Form

This form is for volunteers interested in helping with the response to 2018 Hurricanes .

  • MDS does not do emergency response. After the storm, MDS needs to wait until it is determined by emergency response/search and rescue teams that it is safe to go into the area. Depending on severity, it could be several weeks until outside groups are let in.
  • Once emergency responders declare it safe to enter an area, MDS will send an assessment team into the area to determine where to respond.
  • MDS will begin by using trained early response teams. MDS will respond after the hurricane by sending volunteers to clean up, muck out, do chainsaw work and temporary repairs.

Volunteers interested in helping with early response should be expected to be fairly self-sufficient. Volunteers may need to be prepared to supply their own food, water, lodging, and tools.  Interested volunteers who complete this form will be added to our waitlist to receive updates on the opportunity to respond to the hurricanes.