Volunteer Mobilization

Convoy of Hope Disaster Response relies on thousands of volunteers who give generously of their time to help others affected by disaster. The following are volunteer opportunities for disaster response with Convoy of Hope.

GO Teams
The name GO Teams represents all volunteer teams used by Convoy of Hope in the area of disaster response. The following reflects the current list of teams being recruited and utilized within Convoy of Hope disaster operations.

Assessment Teams
Travel to devastated communities immediately after a natural disaster to conduct onsite assessments. Assessments focus on the following: power outages, casualties, water availability and boil orders, declaration of martial law, curfews, type and extent of homes damaged, and more. Quality assessments contribute to Convoy of Hope deployment activities and help get resources to where they are needed most.

Cleanup Teams
Safely handle and dispose of storm debris in disaster areas. The type and amount of debris removal is based on the nature and extent of the disaster.

Communication Teams
During a major disaster, amateur radio is one method of communication that remains relatively consistent when cell and satellite phone service is down, sporadic or otherwise inconsistent. Volunteers with Convoy of Hope Amateur Radio Response Services (C.A.R.R.S.) provide logistical and tactical communications support for Convoy of Hope Disaster Response. In addition, C.A.R.R.S. volunteers provide health and welfare message handling in disaster areas.

Deployment Teams
Groups of trained volunteers deploy or rendezvous with Convoy of Hope Disaster Response at designated locations immediately after a disaster. Teams assist with initial setup and operation of Points of Distribution (POD) until Points of Distribution Teams arrive.

Points of Distribution Teams
Staff and operate Points of Distribution sites where bulk ice, food, water, and other supplies are distributed to disaster survivors. Teams may also participate in other ministry activities associated with Points of Distribution.

Transportation Teams
Approved and certified individuals, with a clean and safe driving record, drive Convoy of Hope vehicles to and from disaster sites. Drivers with an active Commercial Class A license, who meet Convoy of Hope requirements, are needed during times of disaster to the drive Convoy of Hope tractors.

Volunteer Support Services
Volunteer Support Services is a critical service function that supports Convoy of Hope Disaster Response field operations. This may include providing food and beverages, sleeping accommodations, shower facilities, laundry services, and more.

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