Assisting with recovery efforts following the unprecedented flooding that has devastated more than 70,000 homes in Southern LA. One Brick will be volunteering with SBP - our non-profit partner headquartered in New Orleans. Lodging is dorm-style in a beautiful camp location approx. 50-60mins from volunteer work sites.
The $165 fee includes dorm-style lodging from Wed 22nd March through the morning of Sunday 26th March. Breakfast and supper included. As only a limited number of spots are available we recommend purchasing your trip ticket right away!
Please only buy your airline ticket once the trip is confirmed with the minimum volunteer count.
Trip ticket is non-refundable. However if the trip does not fill the minimum volunteer count and One Brick must cancel the trip all trip tickets will be reimbursed. No refunds will be made for cancelations made less than 30days before the trip as this does not give us sufficient time to find a replacement volunteer.
If you have any questions simply send details send Kate an email (Katelm at onebrick.org).
Can't make it this trip, but want to help out anyway? Sponsor a volunteer as part of our scholarship fund or make a donation of any amount to SBP.
WHAT WE'LL BE DOING:
We won't know specifically what we will be working on until we arrive. However, no building experience is necessary, as there will be on-site training and supervisors there to help guide us.
On your first day, you will receive your assigned task on the project home, and be trained for that task. We ask that you please continue working at the same home until that stage of the project is completed. This ensures forward progress on the home without re-training volunteers daily. Typical tasks include: hanging drywall, installing flooring, painting trimwork, and mold remediation. We may also be asked to help on gutting flooded homes.
Works day starts approx. 8:30a.m. to about 4:30 p.m.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Lodging is dorm-style. Linens and towels are NOT provided. Recommended packing: Bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, towels, sun screen, mosquito repellent, dirty laundry bag, and personal toiletries. Smoking/tobacco is not permitted on the camp. Volunteers are responsible for cleaning rooms before leaving - including emptying trash.
Transportation: Volunteers must provide their own transportation. One Brick will help group volunteers together to share car rental costs.
Other items: Airline tickets are not included. Volunteers are responsible for lunch costs and other meals, entertainment not included.
How many volunteers can join us? Space is limited to 15 people. Please book early if you want to come. If there are no tickets left please email kate at onebrick.org as she will be keeping a waitlist.
Is this trip for me? One Brick disaster recovery trips are TONS of fun each year with volunteers from all over the US and sometimes beyond! Please however consider the following before signing up:
- Depending on the volunteer work you may need to stand or kneel for long periods of the day.
- Housing is in dormitory style rooms
- Bathrooms are shared - there will be a mix of male and female volunteers
- Volunteers are expected to help keep the volunteer lodging clean
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