What is River of Life?

River of Life is a project designed for students (6th-12th grade) as well as adults and gives them the opportunity to love on our community through home repairs (paint, roofs, fences, wheelchair ramps, etc.). 

IOHUMC has hosted River of Life for the last 4 years, bringing close to 1,000 students and adults to be the hands and feet of Christ in Savannah, Georgia. Families all throughout Savannah have been able to experience the love of God through these students and adults.

Check out what we'll be listening to at ROL!

Students FAQ's

Here are some answers to common questions.

River of Life starts on Wednesday, July 13th (check-in begins at 4:30pm) and ends on Sunday, July 17th at 10:30am after morning worship.

The cost of ROL is $150 per student, with a $75 deposit. Scholarships are available by contacting the church office at (912)355-8527.

IOHUMC students and adults will stay on our church campus. If you are a visiting church, your leader has made arrangements for your stay in Savannah.

Here's a complete packing list for River of Life! Please note, this is specifically for IOHUMC students. If you are a visiting church, please contact your leader for packing information.


Check-in begins at 4:30pm on July 13th in our Tabby House. Follow our 'Registration' signs!

Click the link below to register for River of Life! We'll email you important dates and meetings along the way.


Adult Volunteer FAQ's

Here are some answers to common questions.

River of Life begins at 4:30pm on July 13th and ends at 10:30am on July 17th.

There is no cost for IOHUMC adult volunteers. We appreciate your time!

Jobsite Support Volunteer: Help students complete the project assigned, i.e. painting, light construction work, etc. No specific skills necessary.

Worksite Support Runners: Use your personal vehicle to pick up items that worksites need to complete their projects. Trucks or SUVs preferred.

Nurse: Be available to students and adults as they have need for care.

IOHUMC support chaperones: Encourage and supervise students during their free time, before and during dinner at IOHUMC.

Overnight chaperones: Spend the night at the church to help oversee students.

We're glad you asked! Visit the link below to register.


Absolutely! If you're planning on volunteering with us and haven't done a training in the last 12 months, please do so. A background check is also needed. Contact Mike Miller (mmiller@iohumc.com) or Shannon Baxter (sbaxter@iohumc.com) for information on how to meet these requirements.