When disaster strikes, unaffiliated/spontaneous volunteers who want to help will often travel from all over the country to assist their neighbors, friends, and even complete strangers. Yet without a plan, these much needed volunteers can cause complications with rescue response efforts. Register as a disaster response volunteer so you can be contacted when a call for volunteers is issued.
Our role is to help in the coordination of Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers and help support the efforts of state and federal relief organizations and VOADS.
A Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteer or SUV is a person that has not received formal disaster response training from any state organization or any agency active in disaster relief. These people are crucial in the response of a disaster.