CANCELLED: G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers
Sat, 2018-07-14 09:00 - 16:00
This activity closed on July 13th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Program Description 

This one-day course intends to introduce the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but want to help in disasters. This course aims to provide the keys to success with the underlying assumption that volunteer help is needed, volunteer resources can be effective and make a positive difference in the affected community. This course will look at current issues and challenges, examine planning considerations, developing a plan, explain the role of the Volunteer Reception Center and identify best practices.

 

The purpose of this course is to introduce the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. These spontaneous volunteers are generally well motivated and sincerely want to help, but if their efforts and resources are not coordinated effectively they could be counterproductive, wasteful, and often a strain on the disaster area.

Target audience

  • Emergency Management Coordinators
  • VOADs
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Emergency Management Agencies

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:

1. Identify issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteers

2. Develop planning considerations for the management of spontaneous volunteers

3. Develop and implement a spontaneous volunteer management plan

4. Explain the role of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and virtual VRC in the from response to recovery

5. Identify best practices for the management of spontaneous volunteers in disasters

Location

Chester County Public Safety Training Center
137 Modena Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320
United States

Course details

  • Event starts: Sat, Jul 14 2018 - 9:00 am
  • Event ends: Sat, Jul 14 2018 - 4:00 pm
  • Course opens: Tue, Feb 20 2018
  • Course expires: Fri, Jul 13 2018
  • Cost: $0.00