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*VERY IMPORTANT: If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of the vetted volunteer coordination services listed below. Volunteering through a vetted organization or recording volunteer hours with them or City Hall staff will help bring FEMA relief funds into the community in which you volunteer! 


*Southern Baptist Disaster Relief: 573-418-7793

Known for their mass feeding capabilities, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief also utilizes trained, vetted volunteers to provide flood recovery, chainsaw recovery, fire recovery, temporary roofing, chaplaincy, shower, laundry, childcare, communications, power generation, water purification, and more. Call or visit Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteer Form


*Samaritan’s Purse:  712-363-9353 or stop by Hope Church

Hope Church, 919 Grand Ave., Spencer.  You can also register online: This is a faith-based disaster recovery organization providing mud/muck out & mold remediation. Safety orientations are held Mon.-Sat. @ 7:30am & 12:30pm; Sundays at 12:30pm. Individuals or groups will be partnered with a Samaritan’s Purse team member who is vetted, and connected to a community resident who has submitted a request for assistance. If you come with a residence you would like to assist with in particular, they can accommodate that as well. This organization helps homeowners only, not businesses.


Other vetted volunteer agencies we recommend: 

*Volunteer Iowa/Americorps:

Organizations may register to be vetted through Volunteer Iowa to be a vetted, approved agency.


*Red Cross

Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities


*Eight Days of Hope

Eight Days of Hope Volunteer Opportunities


*Christ in Action

Volunteer with Christ in Action


*Other volunteer groups with their own teams, supplies & residents or businesses they have approval to assist should register to record FEMA community volunteer hours using either the following form:


or stop by City Hall Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm at City Hall, 101 W. 5th St.


Call City Hall at 712-580-7200 or email with any questions.

101 W 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301