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In the event of a disaster, it is important that community organizations and businesses can continue to operate. This is especially true for those organizations who provide essential services to community members, as many small organizations and businesses do. This session explores the concept of Continuity of Operations Planning in order to be prepared in case of such an event. We will look at elements of the plan and planning process, including community partnerships for mutual aid and support; staff and volunteer safety and accountability; and back filling of positions vacated by disaster response or other activities.
Please register here to hear from the Executive Director, Thomas Klein, of Verified Volunteers. Learning objectives will include best practices for volunteer risk management and the importance of background checks. Please note all Volunteer Management Training Series participants should request a full discount code by emailing [email protected]
Nearly every large-scale disaster evokes an outpouring of individuals wanting to be involved in response and relief activities. These individuals, although well-intentioned, are rarely trained, experienced, or certified in any official disaster response function, and therefore can often add to the already overtaxed resources available to assist the impacted community. This session will explore the issue of these spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers and provide some thoughts on how to address the issue efficiently and effectively. We will look at ideas for messaging regarding these individuals as well as what motivates them. The session also includes an overview of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and the roles and responsibilities required in managing a successful VRC.
Being deployed for a disaster response operation can be a very exciting and rewarding experience. This training will help individuals prepare for their deployment so that they can stay safe, healthy, and comfortable while working in sometimes stressful and unpredictable circumstances. Topics will include packing for your deployment; Disaster 101 (an overview of how disaster response works); terminology you may hear while deployed; taking care of yourself; and suggestions for having the best experience you can.
Please Join Grelia Soliz, Emergency Management Specialist at Volunteer Arlington and National HON Disaster Committee member as she presents Volunteer Arlington�s Volunteer Emergency Support Team (VEST) and how they engage these volunteers in preparing their community year round!
Be Prepared! Please Join Gilbert Gonzales, Disaster Services Manager at Volunteer Los Angeles and National HON Disaster Committee member as he walks through how he has built out a Virtual Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) on the HandsOn Connect platform!
Register for this 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance webinar to learn from experts Grelia Soliz and Diana Brinson why collaborative community disaster training is important and the best ways to implement disaster training for individuals and communities.
Register for this 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Training to learn about about disaster preparedness. By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify the definition of preparedness, describe the role of individuals and households in preparedness, identify community preparedness principles, and describe the purpose of community-based preparedness activities. Identify the steps for planning and conducting a community-based preparedness program. Identify resources for supporting community-based preparedness programs.