Service Objective
Shelterbox delivers emergency aid and essentials that people need to begin rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of a disaster, working with disaster-affected communities to provide the emergency shelter, essential items and training needed to support families in the long process of rebuilding their lives. The emergency aid we supply comes in the form of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. Their sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they can start the process of rebuilding a home. The ShelterKits contain all the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes straight away.

Every disaster is different, so we have a flexible approach. We listen and learn from the communities we work with to make sure we provide the right support. We often go further, working with hard to reach communities who are overlooked by others.

Before a disaster happens, we make sure we are ready to help. We store aid in strategic locations around the world so we can get it to the families who need it as quickly as possible. We work with trusted local partners and we have a network of incredible volunteers who are ready to help at a moment’s notice. Our teams can travel by foot, boat, helicopter or tuk-tuk to get to the families who need your support – whatever it takes to get to the people who need us.


ShelterBox Chair
Robert Shore (Rotary Club of Parkes, NSW)