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image description here G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters Course (Class)
September 7, 2017
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cedar Hill Recreation Center
310 E. Parkerville Rd
Cedar Hill

Notes: Good Morning Regional Emergency Managers and VOAD Partners,

We would like to invite you to attend the G-489 Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters Course that will be conducted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Cedar Hill Recreation Center, 310 E Parkerville Rd, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 from 8am to 5pm (8 Hour Course). During a disaster, we may quickly be overwhelmed with residents & visitors to our community wanting to assist us with the response and recovery from a disaster. In the age of social media and the ability to get media coverage anytime of the day, we will receive increased numbers of spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers ascending on our community offering their assistance. We must be prepared to received them at a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC), background checks and process volunteer applications and match them with available jobs based on their skill set. Below is the course description and registration link to register. We are limited to 50 seats and this course will fill up quickly.

Course Description
G-489 - Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters

This course aims to introduce the keys to success in managing large numbers of spontaneous volunteers in disasters. Its underlying assumption is that much of the volunteer help is indeed needed, and that with basic Emergency Management coordination skills, the volunteer resources can often be put to effective use, making a positive difference in the affected community. The course will discuss the benefits spontaneous volunteers can bring to relief efforts and the challenges they may bring if not coordinated effectively. In addition, the course will examine planning considerations regarding spontaneous volunteers. Special emphasis is also placed on how to make full use of a Volunteer Reception Center—the backbone of any well-organized spontaneous volunteer management program.

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Contact Information:
   Tonya Hunter

 North Central Texas Council of Governments | 616 Six Flags Drive P.O. Box 5888 Arlington, TX 76005-5888
 Main Operator: (817) 640-3300 | Fax: (817) 640-7806