Want to help during disasters? Join the Shelter Responder Team!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


302 S 2nd StYakima, WA 98901


Mass Care/Sheltering Member

Our disaster shelter team helps work with our clients who have been placed in our temporary disaster shelters. These volunteers help to provide food, beds, and supplies to our clients while helping them to get back on their feet.


Commitment is dependent on disasters but shifts are typically 4-8 hours in length depending on responsibilities.


Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview (classroom)
Mass Care Overview (EMBARC online training)
Shelter Fundamentals (online EMBARC training or classroom)
Feeding Fundamentals (online EMBARC training)
Bulk Distribution Fundamentals (online EMBARC training)
Basic Food Safety (online training) or WA State Food Worker's Card

Adult First Aid, CPR & AED (classroom)
Psychological First Aid (classroom)
Defensive Driving (classroom)
ERV: Ready, Set, Roll (classroom & driving test)
FEMA IS 100.b (online)


  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Case Work / Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Warehousing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies based on current disaster response needs.
  • Once trained, may remain active as long as required training is current. Performance is evaluated a

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