The 5th installment of the international conference series Disaster Management, organized by the Wessex Institute of Technology, took place in Seville (Spain) from June 7th to 9th 2017. The conference programme included a wide range of studies about disaster prevention, coping strategies, trainings and social dynamics of disasters. It was attended by researchers from various academic disciplines, including engineering, social sciences, psychology, geology and political sciences. Pablo Holwitt participated in the conference and presented preliminary results of the research project INVOLVE, focusing on motivational aspects of volunteerism in disaster management in Germany. The conference provided a space for lively discussions and inspiring exchanges with organizers as well as other participants.