Trained volunteers are effective volunteers. During a disaster, The Salvation Army relies upon trained disaster workers to coordinate emergency relief operations and deliver fast, efficient service to disaster survivors. The Salvation Army’s national disaster training program includes courses developed by The Salvation Army and training certified by other partner organizations whose technical expertise is nationally recognized in a given field.
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. Our services are adapted to the specific needs of individuals and communities and scalable according to the magnitude of the disaster.
The goal of The Salvation Army’s disaster training program is to equip individuals to serve during times of crisis. Courses are conducted in a stress-free classroom environment that emphasizes group interaction and cooperative learning. The Salvation Army’s national disaster training program was inaugurated in 2004 through generous support from the Lilly Endowment.
Emergency Disaster Services:
- Food Service
- Emergency Assistance
- Donations Management
- Emotional and Spiritual Care
- Emergency Communications
- Disaster Case Management
- Clean-up and Reconstruction
To become a member of The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team, you must first complete the Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services course as well as the Safe from Harm course. After these courses have been completed, all other training courses become available.
For more information please contact:
Sarah Muñoz, Special Events and Volunteer Manager
727-725-9777, ext. 104 | Sarah.Munoz@uss.salvationarmy.org