Volunteers help UMCOR respond whenever and wherever the need arises.
Volunteers are always welcome at an UMCOR relief supply depot on a scheduled basis. If you want to be involved with relief efforts on the ground, you can also be trained to be part of an Early Response Team.
Disaster response volunteers travel to the site of a disaster to help organize and distribute aid. During the first few weeks or months after a disaster, only specially trained Early Response Teams can enter the area due to health concerns and infrastructure limitations.
UMCOR’s relief supply depots are located in Baldwin, Louisiana, and Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers assemble, verify, and pack relief-supply kits so that they can be sent to the areas where they are needed most. They also help with outreach programs in the depots’ local communities. Sager Brown and Depot West volunteer registration for 2019 begins January 10, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Reservation requests will be taken both through email and telephone in a first come, first serve manner. For more information about volunteering at a supply depot, contact:
UMCOR Sager Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-814-8765
UMCOR West at email@example.com or 1-801-973-7250.
Disaster Response Volunteers
Disaster response volunteers travel to the site of a disaster to help organize and distribute aid. During the first few weeks or months after a disaster, only specially trained Early Response Teams can enter the area, due to health concerns and infrastructure limitations.
UMCOR provides training for Early Response Teams; however, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) coordinates these volunteers. If you’re interested in participating in a short-term volunteer team, please contact your jurisdictional or conference UMVIM coordinator.
Please understand that for logistical or cultural reasons, volunteering is not always appropriate.