Leadership & RV Needs

Updated October 13, 2021

Leadership Volunteers

For more information on who Leadership Volunteers are, what they do, and how to become one, click here.

NOTE: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, MDS has put into place some requirements for how projects will operate in the coming months. These include some additional health & safety practices to ensure the health & safety of our volunteers, clients, and community partners. The specific practices will be put into place at each project and may be updated as recommendations and regulations change. Due to the closure of the U.S./Canadian border, the Canadian government travel advisory against travel to the U.S., and uncertainty about insurance coverage for COVID-19-related medical costs, MDS Canada is currently not sending or supporting volunteers serving in the U.S. We continue to evaluate this situation and look forward to the day when Canadians can again serve on U.S. projects.

 

Paradise, California – 2018 Fires

Crew Leader, October 30 – December 18

Crew Leader, November 13 – December 18

Construction Supervisor, November 24 – December 18

Head Cook, November 27 – December 18

Assistant Cook, November 27 – December 18

 

McAllen, Texas – 2018 Flooding

Crew Leader, November 20 – December 4

Crew Leader, November 20 – December 18

 

West Virginia Bridges – MDS Region 1

Contact Joyce Burkholder at 717-945-4136 or reg1admin@mds.org for more information about opportunities in West Virginia.

 

Winter 2022 Projects

We are now starting to schedule Leadership Volunteers for our winter projects, starting with the volunteers on our waitlist. Please contact your Volunteer Coordinator to make sure you’re on the waitlist for the winter! Confirmed winter locations currently include: Paradise, CA, McAllen, TX, Coastal Bend, TX, and Jennings, LA.

 

For more information or to serve, please contact:

Canadian residents: Kelsey Friesen at 866-261-1274 or email kfriesen@mds.org

U.S. residents: Josh Carson at 800-241-8111 or email jcarson@mds.org

 

RV Volunteers

For more information on who RV Volunteers are, what they do, and how to become one, click here.

NOTE: Given the COVID-19 pandemic, MDS has put into place some requirements for how projects will operate in the coming months. These include some additional health & safety practices to ensure the health & safety of our volunteers, clients, and community partners. The specific practices will be put into place at each project and may be updated as recommendations and regulations change. Due to the closure of the U.S./Canadian border, the Canadian government travel advisory against travel to the U.S., and uncertainty about insurance coverage for COVID-19-related medical costs, MDS Canada is currently not sending or supporting volunteers serving in the U.S. We continue to evaluate this situation and look forward to the day when Canadians can again serve on U.S. projects.

 

Fall 2021 RV Projects

RV – Coastal Bend, Texas (2017 Hurricane)

One space (couple or individual), October 30-November 27

Three spaces (couple or individual), November 27 – December 18

 

Winter 2022 RV Projects

We are now scheduling RV Volunteers from our waitlist for the Winter 2022 season for Coastal Bend, Texas (RV). We are still finalizing the second and third RV Project locations, and hope to offer placements for these locations in mid-October. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator in your country to get on the waitlist!

 

For more information or to serve please contact:

Canadian residents: Kelsey Friesen at 866-261-1274 or email kfriesen@mds.org

U.S. residents: Josh Carson at 800-241-8111 or email jcarson@mds.org