Training

World Cares Center teaches traditional disaster management and response methods to nontraditional partners through its Disaster Volunteerism Academy (DVA). Trainings through the DVA vary in their tailoring towards different demographics including youth, seniors, volunteer managers, and inexperienced volunteers, and are available online, and in the classroom free of charge.

Reduce the Risk

Learn strategies about home protection and prevention, including how to prepare yourself and your family before and during a disaster as well as how to mitigate the effects.

Ready to Respond

During this course, you will have the opportunity to be provided with helpful tools such as creating a family evacuation plan, and organizing GO Bags.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism – Management

Understand 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, techniques to mitigate stress and the next steps to take after this Awareness Level training.

Contact us to schedule an in-classroom training for your group.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: Pandemic and Ebola Safety

Learn pandemic history, how they spread, and steps to take to remain safe.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: First Aid

Learn how to avoid injury, illness, and exposure to bloodborne diseases while providing care and understand some of the common illnesses and injuries that may occur during disaster response and recovery.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Learn to recognize and immediately care for victims of cardiac arrest and choking by identifying the signs of a person in distress.

Advanced Courses

Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Workers

Ensure personal safety and emotional wellbeing as a disaster volunteer.

Pandemic and Ebola Safety Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers

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 and Effective Flood Response and Recovery

Learn airborne and worksite hazards, critical safety precautions, proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, how to conduct a home assessment, and how to a perform muck out and mold removal in flood-impacted homes.

Protecting Yourself during a Dirty Bomb Response

At an awareness-level, learn what a dirty bomb is, the basics of radiation, how to protect yourself against radioactive contamination, and other hazards associated with this response.

First Aid for Disaster Volunteers

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.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Choking Maneuvers for Disaster Volunteers

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.

Leadership Courses

Leaderships 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, develop a plan to place affiliated and spontaneous volunteers to fill surge capacity needs, and learn key volunteer management practices

Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Supervisors

Recognize signs and symptoms of disaster work, and caregiver-related stress, and understand the role supervisors can play in maintaining a healthy team.

Contact us to schedule an in-classroom training for your group.