VolunteerAR is one of the state’s leading agencies for managing volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), VolunteerAR:

VolunteerAR encourages individuals interested in Volunteering after a disaster to connect with a voluntary organization/agency of their choice. We also strongly encourage you and your family to be prepared for emergencies and disasters by:


Build A Basic Emergency Kit

Click here to download and print list


Be Informed

Know what disasters and hazards could affect your area, how to get emergency alerts, and where you and your family would go if you needed to evacuate. Check out the related links to learn what to do before, during, and after each type of emergency. For information on specific disasters and hazards, click this link: Be Informed

Make A Plan

Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how to contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Follow these steps to make a plan: Make a Plan

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved especially before a disaster occurs. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individuals taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters.


Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM)

Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)

  • SERV and MRC Volunteer Programs

Arkansas Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ARVOAD)


Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA): Disaster Assistance

Find out how to get involved here: Get Involved

Make a Difference at Home:

If you are interested in volunteering during a disaster and have not yet created your Volunteer Account, please click the following link to create one. In the Demographic and Volunteer Options box, check Yes – You want to help in a disaster. Then, during a disaster, the VolunteerAR staff will contact you with information regarding disaster volunteer opportunities: Register for a Volunteer Account