FEES FOR ERT AND LONG TERM RECOVERY: If staying in a volunteer village, each participant is requested to pay $10 per night to help cover expenses. Checks should be made to the Rio Texas Conference United Methodist Church and mailed to  Rio Texas Conference UMC, Attn Vicki McCuistion, 16400 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78248. Please designate for the Volunteer Village: Victoria or Sinton. 

Additional donations to help cover the cost of rebuilding materials are also appreciated. Suggested donation $75 and above per person. Please however do not let a material cost prevent you from coming. Please make Vicki McCuistion aware of your intended donation. 


All VIM forms must be completed and returned to volunteer@riotexasresponse.org no later than two weeks before arrival date. The TEAm Lead should collect all paperwork, verify its accuracy and completion and then submit as one package.  Forms can be scanned and emailed. If possible please try and avoid sending multiple emails with separate attachments. You are encouraged to Compile forms into obvious groups: Construction skill sheets, cover sheet with waiver and emergency contact info, mission covenant. If any delays or Questions please be in touch.


Background Check required for all participants. Our tool is Safe Gatherings

For every 2:8 participants, the team must have at least two adults that are vulnerable population safety trained.  Vulnerable populations can be children or adults on your team or clients you will be serving in the field.  The Rio Texas Conference safety training is available in person or online

Youth: Please note that at this time we are only accepting youth volunteers 14 years and older. Adult to youth ratio should be 1:5, please.

If from another United Methodist Conference or a different organization, must provide current proof of background check and comparable safety training or complete our online training.

All completed forms should be SCANNED AND returned to VOLUNTEER@RIOTEXASRESPONSE.ORG or via postal mail ARRIVING at least two weeks in advance of intended arrival.  Thank you!

VIM Team Leader:

Cover Sheet for packet - Volunteer Work Team Info (PDF)

VIM Team Daily Work Log - please complete daily during service and return as a package to vickim@riotexas.org 

Each VIM team member:

UMVIM Mission Team SCJUMC Form - Instructions and Forms (PDF)

Individual Volunteer Skill Form (PDF)


All ERT Forms should be completed and returned to Jim Street at COORDINATOR@CAPITALDISTRICTDISASTER.ORG

ERT Team Leader

Property Access Form and Work Order

Participant Liability Form

ERT Daily Work Log

ERT Site Assessment Form