Based on 15 years of disaster relief experience, the DM12 volunteer initiative has enabled us to safely restart global operations. The group structure—with participants arriving to and departing from the program and working on the same schedule—reduces potential exposure points to COVID-19. 

The DM12 initiative is designed to:

  • increase safety for the people in the communities we serve, our volunteers and staff
  • mitigate COVID-19 risks by creating a group travel and work schedule and allowing us to plan our program forecast with more confidence
  • meaningfully support participants by managing their travel to and from program, covering their expenses and providing a training curriculum in disaster relief work

We are now accepting DM12 volunteer applications for the following relief programs:

The Bahamas Hurricane Relief (Program 1, Cohort 3): Join us for a program starting Monday, March 15, 2021 and complete the two-month service commitment on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The deadline to apply to be part of this cohort is Friday, February 19, 2021 at midnight EST.


Because of current travel restrictions, we are able to offer the opportunities in The Bahamas only to individuals traveling from within The Bahamas and the United States, and we are able to offer the U.S. opportunities only to individuals traveling from within the United States.

The DM12 initiative will replace our regular volunteer application and acceptance process until we are safely and effectively able to mobilize and engage volunteers on an individual basis. You can find more information about our COVID-19 safety measures here.

Please fill out the form below if you’d like to be notified by email about future DM12 volunteer opportunities.

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    Benefits of the DM12 initiative include travel, training and a small stipend, to name a few!

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