Rebuilding Homes



In partnership with Friends of Rockaway, Presbyterian Hope in Action is working to bring volunteers for day–long and week–long mission trips. Friends of Rockaway is looking for an average of 60 volunteers per week through the end of October.

New Yorkers for New Yorkers — Volunteer!

Local New York volunteers are particularly needed! Are you willing to travel to Rockaway for a day or weekend?

Does your congregation have a team that would like to volunteer once a month for rebuild efforts? Opportunities to assist in rebuilding homes are available through our partnership with Friends of Rockaway! Opportunities can be arranged to support your congregation and ministry. Volunteering can be wonderful for team building in congregation groups.

Call or email questions. We will work with your congregation to find the right fit for you. Contact:

          Presbyterian Hope in Action
          7 West 55th Street
          New York, NY 10019
          Phone: 212-247-0490 ext. 3002 or

Sandy Youth Mission Day

Presbytery Youth DayDecember 12, 2015

Volunteering, which is very much in keeping with the messages of Advent and Christmas, uplifts the spirit of the season, especially for children and parents who volunteer together.

Please join us on December 12, 2015 for our Sandy Youth Mission Day. Click HERE to print a copy of the flyer shown at left. You may also email Linda Tembo [] or contact PHIA at (212) 247-0490 ext. 3002 or for more information or to register your group.


Presbytery Days

PHIA-Flyer_ 23-24Oct2015_150x193October 23–24, 2015

As the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaches, we are making special efforts to bring volunteers to the Rockaways in October! If you can participate in a Presbyterian volunteer day, click HERE to register for October 23 or HERE to register for October 24.

Please promote these volunteer opportunities at your congregation! Feel free to download this flyer to distribute.


Out–of–Town Volunteer Groups

Housing Volunteers

New York City is facing a shortage of locations to house volunteer groups that travel to NYC to assist with Superstorm Sandy rebuild efforts. Housing volunteers can be a wonderful way to contribute to Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. Housing ministries can revitalize congregations and provide essential support to storm recovery efforts.

If your congregation is interested in hosting volunteers contact via email,, or call 212-247-0490 ext. 3002.

Transportation Reimbursement

Through a grant from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), Presbyterian Hope in Action can reimburse out of town volunteer rebuild groups up to 50% of cost for travel within the City of New York. This grant is meant to encourage volunteer rebuild groups interested in coming to New York City for weeklong mission trips.

For more information about transportation reimbursement, visit this page.