Disaster relief

Apply to become a ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer

Apply to become a ShelterBox Response Team Volunteer

Applications are now open to become part of the ShelterBox Volunteer Response team, with the deadline for applications for the first stage closing on 9th November.

ShelterBox monitors, prepares for and responds to disasters year round. When disaster strikes the ShelterBox Response Team multiplies in size with volunteers from around the world who put their own lives on hold to support communities affected by disaster.

Without these dedicated and highly trained individuals being on call and part of the team our ability to support some of the hardest to reach communities would be vastly constrained.

Applications are now open for individuals looking to join that response team.

It’s not for the faint-hearted, but it’s well worth it.”

The role is physically and mentally demanding with significant time and commitment required.

The selection process comprises of six stages, starting with an online test which applicants must complete before 9th November 2018.

Further stages conclude with a ten-day residential pre-deployment training course.


A ShelterBox spokesperson said, “The Rotary International Project Partnership we share enables the Rotary family to take action by supporting disaster-affected communities around the world.”

“ShelterBox have an opportunity for Rotary and Rotaract members to become response team volunteers, to be at the sharp end of delivering aid and to serve in countries hit by disasters. Becoming a response team member is a huge responsibility, but it can also be incredibly rewarding.”

“Do you have the skills, character and compassion to help us carry out our work? If so, apply to be a response team member today.”

For further information about the application process and to read case studies from existing Response Team Volunteers visit the ShelterBox website.

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