Whenever a major crisis or disaster happens, people want to get involved. They want to respond, help and reach out, but often are unable to because they do not know where to begin. They are looking for a place to volunteer where their skills will be needed.
Unfortunately, finding places to volunteer can be hard. Crisis response situations can be very complicated and there is a need for properly trained people who understand the protocols and the needs presented. This site is dedicated to helping find quality organizations that respond to crisis situations.
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While every disaster is unique and creates its own special needs, the core of The Salvation Army's disaster program consists of several basic services. And while these services address many of the typical needs of a disaster survivor, Salvation Army disaster relief is also flexible.
Volunteer with The Salvation Army
You often see members of the American Red Cross in the news at the scene of a house fire, flood or other natural disaster. Our volunteers are always there to help people find shelter, reunite with family members and put their lives back in order. We take disaster response very seriously. Find out about the needs in your area.
Volunteer with American Red Cross
Since 2002 The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team has responded to over 220 crisis across the globe, praying with more than 220,000 people. It is a ministry of crisis trained volunteer chaplains who deploy in the aftermath of a disaster to respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of disaster victims and people in crisis.
You will be invited to deploy according to your availability, as needed by RRT for disaster response.
Volunteer with Rapid Response
Disaster can strike at any time and without warning. You may have to evacuate or you may end up staying in your home for a long period of time. Are you prepared? Preparation is the key to help you and your family in any kind of disaster. The guides below will provide you with an understanding of what you'll need to deal with fire, flood, winter storm, tornado, hurricane or earthquake. We recommend you keep these lists somewhere where you can access them in times of disaster.
Earthquake Preparedness - PDFEmergency Supplies - PDFFlood Preparedness - PDF
Fire Preparedness - PDFTornado Preparedness - PDFHurricane Preparedness - PDF