Disaster Response


During emergencies, United Way of
Indian River County serves as a volunteer reception center in the coordination of Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers and help support the relief effort of ESF#15 (volunteers and donations), under the direction of IRC Emergency Management.

Emergency Responders at work

Reception Center Roles Include:

  • Registration
  • Interviewer
  • Data Entry
  • Safety Training
  • Runners
  • Phone Bank

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 a disaster.

Additional information

  • Volunteers must be over 18
  • Is Outdoors
    (Inclement Weather Plan: Indoors in inclement weather)
  • Is Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wear shoes not sandals, bring sunscreen, bottled water


For more information about joining the Disaster Response Reception Team, Please contact Stacy Benezra at (772) 567-8900 or [email protected] or fill out the volunteer application by clicking the link below.