Springfield, Missouri

Springfield, Missouri

Historic rainfalls, flooding, and wintry mixes created dangerous weather conditions across the state of Missouri from December 2015 through January 2016. The Department of Transportation reported 351 flood-related road closures and more than 70 water rescues. 

Partner ministry: 
World Renew Disaster Response Services
Opportunity type: 
Disaster Response
Volunteer opportunities: 

Volunteers are needed to help repair homes from flood and water damage by sheetrocking, flooring, trimming, painting, and the like. A local construction coordinator will assign work projects that are appropriate to the size and skill level of your group.


Volunteer housing is at a student center. Cots are available, but volunteers must bring their own sleeping bags and pillows. Restrooms and showers are available on site. Volunteer groups must purchase their own food, but there is a full kitchen to prepare group meals.

Cost notes: 

$15 per person, per night.

Packing suggestions: 

Please bring sleeping bags, pillows, towels, and toiletries. A general packing list can be found on page nine of Preparing to Serve, a guide compiled by World Renew DRS. Materials and basic tools are provided and coordinated by the local construction coordinator. Skilled tradesmen are encouraged to bring their own tools if possible. This should be discussed with the local site coordinator during the planning process.


Generally, high school age and older are welcome. Groups that include youth must have an appropriate adult-to-youth ratio and adults who are able to supervise youth for work projects.


It is helpful to have a few people with construction experience in your group, but this is not required. The local construction coordinator will provide guidance on work projects.

Contact information: 

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Program staff.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email volunteer@rca.org or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

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