NOTE: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all in-person workshops are currently on hold. Online volunteer training will be available in August 2020.

RedRover relies on the generosity of nonprofits, businesses, agencies and other groups to offer space to host the RedRover Responders Volunteer Training Workshop, a keystone component of our volunteer training program.

Volunteers from all walks of life attend the RedRover Responders volunteer training to join RedRover’s roster of more than 4,000 active volunteers in the United States and Canada. All volunteers must complete RedRover Responders training. The two-part training program consists of a workshop (four hours) and completing the online FEMA course IS-100b (one to three hours.) Participants pay a $45 registration and materials fee ($20 for refresher volunteers.) The training program is basic and focuses on how the program works, what volunteers can expect, important standard operating guidelines, the deployment process and disaster awareness and preparedness.

The workshop is conducted in small groups of 15 to 40 participants using a learner-centered philosophy that incorporates facilitated discussion, lecture, group or partner tasks and video. In keeping with RedRover’s emphasis on empowering individuals, workshops are facilitated by experienced, trained volunteers.

The primary role of the host is to provide a suitable facility for the workshop. The facility should:

  • Seat 15 to 40 participants at tables, preferably round tables, in a quiet space suitable for learning
  • Have access to free parking and restrooms
  • Allow outside beverages/refreshments, and allow painter’s tape on the walls
  • Provide basic A/V equipment, such as a television and DVD player, or set-up for PowerPoint
  • Be ADA compliant / wheelchair accessible
  • Be in the United States or Canada

A workshop host might also choose to do these optional support tasks:

  • Provide beverages such as coffee, tea and water, and/or vegetarian snacks
  • Assist with advertising the workshop using the materials provided by RedRover

Workshop hosts receive acknowledgement on the workshop’s registration page and flier, and in any press release that is distributed about the workshop. If the space where the workshop is taking place is normally a rented space, the host may be eligible to count this valuable contribution as an in-kind donation.


If you’re interested in hosting a workshop, please download, read and submit our application form (PDF). We will respond to your application within one to two weeks. Once we reach an agreement with the host about the details, we ask the host to complete a hosting agreement.

Please note that not all requests can be accommodated. Workshop locations are limited by schedules and availability of trained Workshop Facilitators, travel expenses and other resources. Requests that cannot be accommodated will be noted for future consideration. Please allow one to two weeks for RedRover to process the application.

Workshop locations and dates are scheduled on a rolling basis.

Feel free to contact us at any time if you want to discuss the program or your hosting options prior to submitting an application.