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The Salvation Army is only able to carry out its mission with the support of volunteers. From cooking and serving food to providing disaster social services, there are a variety of roles that our volunteers may take. Please take a minute to review the training criteria and course dates below. 

If you are a new volunteer, please register as a new volunteer, take the free online "Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services" course on that website, and print and fill out this packet and return via email it to Carmen, or mail it to our address at the Emergency Services Center (11701 East 33rd Ave, Aurora, CO 80010) prior to attending any trainings.

To sign up for any of these trainings, please click here.

For any questions on registering as a Salvation Army Emergency Services Volunteer, please contact Carmen Lawson at 303-866-9296 or via email at Carmen.Lawson@usw.salvationarmy.org.

2018 Emergency Services Training Schedule

Colorado - Metro Denver Region
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Partner Volunteers
Course(s): Introduction to IMES / Feeding Operations Overview
General Date(s): April 21, July 21, Oct 20
CERT Date(s): May 26, Aug 18
Location: IMESC Training Center

Colorado - South Central Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Partner Volunteers
Course(s): Introduction to IMES / Feeding Operations Overview
Date: April 7 - TBC
Location: Colorado Springs Corps Community Center

Wyoming - Wyoming Statewide Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: April 28 - TBC
Location: Casper Corps Community Center - TBC

Utah - Northern Utah Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: June 2 - TBC
Location: Salt Lake City Corps Community Center - TBC

Montana - Montana Statewide Training (IM/NW Divisions)
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: June 9th, following June 5-7th TSA Emergency Services Summit
Location: Bozeman Corps Community Center

Utah - Southern Utah Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: July 14 - TBC 
Location: St. George Outpost Community Center - TBC

Colorado - Southwestern Colorado Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: June 23 - TBC
Location: Cortez SE - TBC

Colorado - Southeastern Colorado Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: Aug 11 - TBC
Location: Baca County TSA SE Thrift Store - TBC

Colorado - Western Colorado Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro, Feeding Operations Overview, Leadership/Admin Overview
Date: Aug 25 - TBC
Location: Grand Junction Corps Community Center - TBC

Colorado - Northern Colorado Regional Training
Audience: General Volunteers, Corps, Service Extension
Course(s): TSA Intro / Feeding Operations Overview
Date: Oct 6 - TBC
Location: Fort Collins Corps  Community Center

The Salvation Army - Emergency Services Volunteer Training Criteria

Emergency Services Volunteers (ESV) ESV - Drivers ESV – Emotional and Spiritual Care Team ESV – SATERN
  • TSA Intro Course / Required / Offered quarterly
  • TSA Food Handling / Required / Offered quarterly
  • FEMA ICS 100.b – Introduction to ICS / Required / Online
  • FEMA ICS 700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS) / Required / Online
  • CPR-MFA / Optional / Offered quarterly
  • ESV Trainings / Required 
  • TSA Canteen Driver Training / Required / Offered twice a year
  • Fork Lift Certifications / Required / Offered twice a year
  • CPR-MFA / Required / Offered quarterly
  • ESV Trainings / Required
  • Mental Health First Aid / Recommended / Offered twice a year, and as needed
  • TSA Psychological First Aid / Required / Offered twice a year, and as needed

 

  • ESV Trainings / Required
  • HAM Radio License / Required / Training offered twice a year
  • Additional radio courses

Volunteers are required to refresh all trainings every three years unless specific course requirements request otherwise.