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

Individual and Family Readiness
Learn to prepare yourself and your family to be safe in the event of a disaster, prevent household emergencies from happening, and mitigate the effects of natural disasters on your home and lives. Prepare yourself to become a Ready Responder.

Youth in Action
Equips young leaders with the knowledge and resources to prevent household accidents from ever occurring and develop the skills to help others in a safe and effective manner when emergencies occur.

Seniors in Response
Provides home safety and independent living education for seniors and trains them to contribute their strengths as disaster volunteers equipped to respond in accordance with their capabilities.

LEVEL 1 – INTRO COURSES:

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

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

Intro 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 Safe and Effective Flood Response and Recovery
Receive an overview of what it is like to volunteer in a flood response, what hazards may exist and what a flood response team consists. Leave this class with a better understanding of the roles that are right for you and the next step in developing your skills.

Intro to Pandemic, Zika, and Ebola Safety Training
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.

From Culinary Arts to Construction
Learn the physical hazards present on work sites from kitchens to construction and clean up. Learn techniques to mitigate hazards and to reduce stress while doing so. Explore the next steps to take after this Awareness Level training.

LEVEL 2 – ADVANCED COURSES

Training for Disaster Volunteers
Duration 4 hours

Comprehensive Flood Response Safety
Learn airborne and worksite hazards, Critical Safety Precautions, proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, how to conduct a home assessment, and how to a performing muck out and mold removal in flood-affected homes.

Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Workers
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.

Pandemic and Ebola Safety for Ancillary Volunteers
Learn about pandemics, Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Ebola checklist for preparedness, ancillary support roles in response to Ebola, safety and precautionary measures, use of personal protective equipment, and what to do if contact is made.

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.

PREFER LEARNING ONLINE? NO PROBLEM!

Online trainings are offered free of charge to groups of 12 or more. To book your training please fill out the form below by selecting the training/s you wish to schedule for your group and the date and time that you prefer.

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General Readiness

Level 1 - Intro Courses

Level 2 - Advanced Courses

Level 3 - Leadership Courses

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