Welcome to the central hub of the LOVEFIRST Home Relief Team efforts at Houston's First Baptist Church. This page includes information you will need on how to get on a volunteer team so that you can love our city well! We have not stopped one day and we will not stop until we have finished serving Houston.
Home Relief Teams are men and women who love our city primarily through acts of service on weekdays and weekends as we help people clean out their flooded homes. If you can only work a few hours of that time frame, please do not let that deter you from signing up and serving! We will appreciate any hours that you are available to give.
Though we imagine most of our volunteers will be available for the weekend, we cannot stop our daily efforts to assist those who need help. Houston's First needs individuals who are available to work in the morning on Monday-Friday. In order for us to plan appropriately with home owners, we ask that you register for all weekday Home Relief Teams. These teams might be comprised of volunteers from any of our campuses as the church rises up to serve together. Registration for weekday volunteering will close the day before at 5p. Information about your assignment will be sent to you by 9p the day before you serve. Again, please bring any tools you have. You will meet at the address of the home at 8a on the day you are serving. At 2p, you will be able to head home
To mobilize our volunteers to our best ability, we are going to need some more team leaders to step up and serve. In fact, we are praying for 200 team leaders! If you would like to become a team leader, please fill out one of the registration links and mark “yes” when it asks about being a team leader. You will be contacted with further instructions.
Team Leaders are church members who understand the basics of a “mud out” and are able to organize volunteers to stay actively engaged in serving the owner and the home. We have a guide and videos to assist you in learning all you need. Team Leaders also need to have basic people skills so that they can interact with both the owner and the team in positive ways. After each home is finished for the day, the Team Leader will communicate electronically with our Home Relief Leadership Team so that we can track progress and ensure we have enough volunteers for the next day.
Click on each work day you want to serve, completing a unique form for each date. Dates without links will open for registration soon.