Disaster Volunteerism Academy

DISASTER VOLUNTEERISM ACADEMY

Whether you’re an individual who wants to be prepared in the event of an emergency, a disaster volunteer, or a local leader, World Cares Center delivers value-added training to equip you with the skills and tools you need for preparedness, collaboration, and community responsibility. All training workshops can be held in a classroom or online and are offered free of charge to groups of 12 or more.

 

GENERAL READINESS:

Training for Individuals
Duration 1-1.5 hours depending on participation

Reduce the Risk
This course starts with instruction and strategies about home protection and prevention, such as how to prepare yourself and your family before and during a disaster as well as how to mitigate the effects once it has passed. For example, standard household hazards or risks that you’ll learn how to anticipate and/or control including the following: Fire, Gas & Carbon Monoxide, Chemical, Electrical, Holiday, Steam, Flood and Yard.

Ready to Respond
Prepare yourself and your family to be safe in the event of disasters and emergencies. During this course, you will have the opportunity to learn and be provided with helpful tools such as creating a family plan and preparing various checklists to include the following: In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) Cards, Communication Call Trees, Evacuation Plans, GO Bags and Emergency Supply Kits.

LEVEL 1 – INTRO COURSES:

Training for Citizens learning about disaster volunteerism
Duration 1-2 hours depending on participation

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: Management
Assess your ability to volunteer and select the role best suited to your ability. Understand the core competencies of disaster volunteerism and how a disaster is managed from the bottom up and the top down.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: Physical Safety
Learn the physical hazards of disaster volunteerism. Learn techniques to mitigate hazards and the next steps to take after this Awareness Level training.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: Emotional Resiliency
Learn the emotional hazards of disaster volunteerism, understand your level of personal stress and how it affects you and those around you. Learn techniques to mitigate stress and the next steps to take after this Awareness Level training. This course is offered to address Natural disaster such as floods, fires and earthquake and for Pandemic Response. Please identify which you are interested in.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: Pandemic and Ebola Safety
Learn about Pandemics including Ebola and the Zika Virus, the history of how they started, how they spread, and steps to take to remain safe. Learn the next step to take after graduating from this Awareness Level session.

LEVEL 2 – ADVANCED COURSES

Training for Disaster Volunteers
Duration 4 hours

Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Workers
Volunteers, like you, are often the first, “first responders” in a crisis and offer the most immediate benefit and comfort to those effected. This specialized level of training provides more complex skills instruction and goes more in-depth to cover health-related conditions as well as serious “on the ground” volunteer situations.

Pandemic & Ebola Safety Training for Ancillary Workers & Volunteers
Volunteers, like you, are often the first, “first responders” in a crisis and offer the most immediate benefit and comfort to those effected. This specialized level of training provides more complex skills instruction and goes more in-depth to cover health-related conditions as well as serious “on the ground” volunteer situations.

Safe & Effective Flood Response & Recovery
Volunteers, like you, are often the first, “first responders” in a crisis and offer the most immediate benefit and comfort to those effected. This specialized level of training provides more complex skills instruction and goes more in-depth to cover health-related conditions as well as serious “on the ground” volunteer situations.

LEVEL 3 – LEADERSHIP COURSES:

Training for Team Leaders and Managers
Duration 4 hours

Volunteer Placement and Planning for Disaster Supervisors
Walk through the process of assessing your disaster response capabilities and where there are human resource gaps, exploring your organization’s internal readiness to respond to crisis. Develop a plan to place affiliated and spontaneous volunteers to fill surge capacity needs and learn key volunteer management practices including the establishment of safety practices and the use of PPE.

Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Supervisors
Learn to assess individual exposure to stress. Recognize signs and symptoms of disaster work and caregiver related stress. Learn and practice stress mitigation techniques. Understand the role supervisors can play in maintaining a healthy team. This course is offered to address Natural disaster such as floods, fires and earthquake and for Pandemic Response. Please identify which you are interested in.

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