You Can Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer for the U.M. Disaster Warehouse please use our contact form to the right to email us.  The request form will start the schedule process for your group.  All volunteer activities are scheduled so please use the form or call us for more information at 256-641-9961. We have tasks for everyone including some tasks for folks with limited mobility.  Our volunteers range from youth to retirees. The warehouse is not climate controlled, however we do have some tasks in a climate controlled area.  Please bring a camera as your experience will be fun and rewarding!  Several restaurants serving lunch are within a couple miles of the warehouse.  The warehouse also has a refrigerator and a dinning/break area if you would like to bring your lunch.  Campers and RV’s are welcome at Point Mallard Campground which is about three-and-a-half miles away. (Nice full hook ups.)  Decatur also has several hotels in the area for overnight stays. The U.M. Disaster Warehouse is located at 3220 Hwy 31 South, Building “F”, Decatur, AL 35603.  Please see directions to the facility on our directions page or call 256-341-9961 with any questions.

Current Volunteer Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 9am-3pm

Please call the warehouse at 256-641-9961 to discuss alternate days or times.   Groups may be scheduled on Saturday, Sunday, Monday or evenings as our schedule and staffing permits.

How To Volunteer

What is a good team size? (particularly maximum number). We have several tasks that volunteers can do. We do have some tasks for folks with limited mobility. A good group size is 5-15. All youth must be 11 years or older. One adult per 5 youth is required to supervise and mentor. We are a working warehouse. We do not provide child care or an area for younger children. Also NO OPEN TOE SHOES ARE PERMITTED.

Current volunteer tasks:

  • – Verify Cleaning Buckets and Tornado Buckets
  • – Build Cleaning Buckets and Tornado Buckets
  • – Bundle/Prep disaster supplies such as trash and zip-lock bags, nails for tarps, wood strips for tarps.
  • -Sort donated supplies then pack/prepare for distribution
  • -Load pallets and trailers with relief supply shipments
  • – Check and build Christmas Gift Shoe Boxes.
  • -Prepare Christmas Shoe Box Shipments
  • -General cleaning in the warehouse as requested


Where do teams normally stay while in Decatur?

– There are several hotels in the Decatur area. Including Home2 Suites, Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express.

Please complete the request form to start the schedule process for your group. All volunteer activities are scheduled so please use the form or call us for more information at 256-641-9961. A team member will review your request and arrange to put it into the calendar if we can honor your request. We will contact you with our response.

September 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • 1 adult 9am-12
  • 10-11am Christmas Shoe Box Drop off
  • Christmas Shoe Box Delivery
  • ~930am Christmas Shoebox Delivery ~9:30am Trinity UMC
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  • Box Trailer Loaded for Ponchatoula 1st UMC
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  • 10am Christmas Shoe Box Drop off 10am
  • 9am Plastics Place Delivery
  • AL VOAD
  • Christmas Shoe Box Drop off Irondale UMC
  • Semi Loading-Relief Supplies going to LA 10am
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  • 11-11:30am Gordo UMC Shoe Box Delivery
  • 12-1pm Asbury UMC-Tornado Bucket Delivery
  • 8:30am Bill's Saw Mill Crate Pick Up
  • 9-10am Pleasant Hill UMC MS HUB Shoe Box Drop Off
  • Montgomery 1st UMC-Supply Drop Off
  • TENTATIVE MAZER DELIVERY
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  • 10:30 New Albany District Christmas Shoe Box Drop off
  • 10am Christmas Shoe Box Delivery
  • 11am -12pm Christmas Shoe Box Delivery Mountain Lakes HUB
  • 3:30 pm Shoe box pick up Huntsville 1st
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  • 10am Christmas Shoe Box
  • 11am Christmas Shoe Box Delivery Sardis MS HUB
  • 2pm AL VOAD
  • 9am Christmas Shoe Box Delivery
  • AL VOAD 2pm
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • 10am-10:30am Pick Up Guntersville UMC
  • 9:30am shoe box drop off 25 boxes
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  • *Warehouse Roster Full No Additional Groups
  • Life Point 13 volunteers 5:45pm-7:30pm
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  • *Warehouse Roster Full No Additional Groups
  • Wiggins UMC 4 adults
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • 10-11am Shoe Box Delivery 100 boxes
  • 11am-12pm VHUMC Pick Up 50 Cleaning Buckets
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  • *
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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  • WAREHOUSE CLOSED
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