Lake County, California

Lake County, California

In September 2015, the “Valley Fire” damaged homes across 76,000 acres of land throughout Lake County, California. It was one of the worst fires in state history, and assistance is still needed to help communities recover.

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

Most projects are new home construction from foundation to finish. There will be a variety of work available at each site. A local construction coordinator will assign work projects that are appropriate to the size and skill level of your group.


Volunteers will stay in dorm-style housing located approximately 5-30 minutes away from each construction site. The dorm has capacity for 50 people. Food and supplies for meals are provided but groups will prepare their own meals.

Cost notes: 

The cost is $150 per person to cover housing and meals. This is payable to the local site coordinator. 

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 couple of people with construction experience in your group, but this is not required. The local construction coordinator will provide guidance on work projects.

Contact information: 

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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 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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