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Mount Vernon WA 98273, USA
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Last Session:
Thu Oct 2 2014 at 04:00 pm EDT
Last Log-in:
Tue Oct 14 2014 at 04:12 pm EDT
On Learn It Live Since:
Wednesday Aug 6, 2014
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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.
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.
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HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute, is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities. Annually, the network delivers approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at about $600 million.