Our ShelterBox Response Team (SRT) volunteers have to be trained to the highest standards to ensure our aid is delivered in the most effective way possible.
We take individuals from all walks of life and train them to be experts in delivering emergency disaster relief. All our training is now run from the ShelterBox International Academy for Disaster Relief.
Anyone who applies to become an SRT volunteer goes through a comprehensive recruitment process. The competition to become part of this elite band of volunteers is tough. For every twenty people who apply to become an SRT volunteer, only one will make it through the assessment process.
Our experience of delivering aid in the most difficult circumstances, alongside our training provision for our SRT volunteers, puts us in an ideal position to help advance learning and development in the international disaster management community and ensure the world's most vulnerable people receive the most effective help when they need it most.
Our Academy works with people from a number of different sectors - from businesses to higher education, journalists to humanitarian agencies, the Scouts to our SRT members - to share skills, training and expertise, boosting knowledge and capabilities.
Our Academy is constantly developing and forging ahead with its mission to deliver world-class disaster relief training and to inspire community resilience.
As it continues to grow our Academy will ultimately provide: college and university courses, international youth development programmes, corporate team and leadership development, adventure training programmes, fieldwork and research projects, post-disaster analysis, product development and research and continued professional development for our SRT volunteers.
To find out more, and to see all the courses on offer from our Academy, please visit the ShelterBox Academy website here