Please use the following form to register your Early Response Team. Please provide as much info as you know at this time. Once completed, we will follow up with you to determine housing and our capacity for volunteers during the calendar dates you have requested. Please try and check with us about potential dates before you set them with your teams.
For Flooding in the Valley (June 2018) Response: Housing for teams will be available at churches in the Valley. Teams should be prepared to pay up to $10 per day per person to help offset the cost to the church.
For Hurricare Harvey Response: The Rio Texas Conference has established two volunteer villages to host volunteer teams while they are working in our communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The cost is $10 per night, per person. All housing arrangements must be made through Vicki McCuistion, after you submit your team interest form on this page. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment for housing should be mailed to the Rio Texas Conference, 16400 Huebner Rd., San Antonio, TX 78248. Please reference Victoria or Sinton housing. For more information on housing at the Volunteer Villages, please go to the Housing Page
ERTs are also expected to comply with the Rio Texas Conference Trusted con Confianza policy for work with children, youth and vulnerable adults. The current conference policy calls for at least two unrelated members of each team to be fully "Trusted" certified for any team of less that 16 members. For each additional 8 team members, one more team member must be "Trusted" certified. Additionally, each team member must have a current background check (which is covered if their ERT badge is up-to-date). For teams outside the Rio Texas Conference, we will work with you to ensure that your team is compliant with our "Trusted" Policy