Training

World Cares Center works with multiple experts including Rutgers University, Con Edison and the National Institute of Health Safety to develop a robust curriculum that meets the safety and preparedness needs of the general public, disaster volunteer and disaster volunteer managers. WCC takes traditional disaster management and response methods including the use of the Incident Command System and applies it to disaster volunteerism and hyper local response.
Through the Disaster Volunteerism Academy (DVA) youth, seniors, volunteer managers, and new and seasoned volunteers can access online or request in the classroom free of charge.
(https://www.disastervolunteerismacademy.org/)

Coronavirus Safety Awareness

At the end of the COVID-19 Awareness training, individuals will have learned basic facts about COVID-19, the risk of exposure to COVID-19, key steps in protection against exposure and methods to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Reduce the Risk

At the end of the Reduce the Risk training, individuals will have learned strategies about home protection and prevention, including how to prepare themselves and families before and during a disaster, as well as how to mitigate the effects.

Ready to Respond

At the end of the Ready to Respond training, individuals will have learned how to be better prepared in the face of disaster, how to reduce the impact that everyday disasters have on themselves and their families and how to prevent accidents for happening.

Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: COVID-19 Safety for Disaster Volunteers

At the end of the COVID-19 Safety for Disaster Volunteers training, individuals will have learned COVID-19 Signs, Symptoms, and Spread; Control Measures for COVID-19; the use of Personal Protective Equipment; and Emotional Resiliency in Disaster Response.

Intro to Disaster Volunteerism – Management

At the end of the Volunteer Placement and Planning training, individuals will have assessed their disaster response capabilities, developed a plan to place affiliated and spontaneous volunteers to fill surge capacity needs, and learned key volunteer management practices for everyday hazards.

Intro to Volunteerism: Physical Safety

At the end of the Physical Safety training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond, explored what role may be a best fit and be able to identify general household and disaster worksite hazards and how to eliminate or reduce their exposure.

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

    Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Safe and Effective Flood Response

    At the end of the Flood Response and Recovery training, individuals will understand muck and gut team structure, the specifics of flood response hazards, how to conduct, assess, and gain a basic knowledge of what muck and gut operations entail.

    Intro to Volunteerism: Emotional Resiliency

    At the end of the Emotional Safety training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of a highly emotional disaster, understand the emotional stressors of disaster work and how to identify and mitigate their impact.

    Intro to Volunteerism: Pandemic and Ebola Safety

    At the end of the Pandemic and Ebola Safety training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of the Ebola Virus Disease, understand Ebola Symptoms, the diseased control protocols and identify safety and precautionary measures.

    Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Measles Awareness

    At the end of the Measles Awareness training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of the Measles Disease; understand the history, facts, symptoms and Hazards Analysis of the disease; identify Engineering Controls and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Opioid Awareness

    At the end of the Opioid Awareness training, individuals will understand the Opioid epidemic, signs and symptoms of Opioid misuse, addiction, opioid use disorder, occupational exposure of workers to Opioids, and how to eliminate or reduce risk factors of Opioid addiction.

    Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Zika Awareness

    At the end of the Zika Awareness training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the Zika Virus, recognize Zika Symptoms, understand Diseased Control Protocol, understand Safety and Precautionary Measures and understand how to control Mosquito infestation.

    Intro to Volunteerism: First Aid

    At the end of the First Aid training, individuals will understand how to avoid injury, illness and exposure to bloodborne diseases while providing care. The individual will also understand some of the common illnesses and injuries that may occur during disaster response and recovery.

    Intro to Volunteerism: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    At the end of the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of immediately care for victims of cardiac arrest and choking, understand the signs of a person in distress.

    Introduction to Disaster Volunteerism: Radiological Safety Awareness

    At the end of the Radiological Safety Awareness training, individuals will understand the basics of radiation, what a dirty bomb is, how to protect oneself against radioactive contamination, and other hazards.

    Advanced Courses

    Safe and Effective Flood Response and Recovery

    At the end of this enhanced Flood Response and Recovery training, individuals will understand mucking, gutting, and mold suppression, the specifics of flood response and recovery hazards, and how to conduct home assessment and risk mapping.

    Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Workers

    At the end of the Resiliency training, individuals will be able to ensure personal safety and emotional wellbeing as a disaster volunteer, learn and practice stress mitigation techniques, and be able to improve your ability to respond safely and effectively in disaster response.

    Pandemic and Measles Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers

    At the end of the Pandemic and Measles Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond to the Measles Disease; understand the history, Exposure Management and Hazards Analysis of the disease; identify Engineering Controls and the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

    Pandemic and Ebola Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers

    At the end of the Pandemic and Ebola Safety training, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of the Ebola Virus Disease, understand the history, Exposure Management and Hazards Analysis of the disease; identify Engineering Controls and the proper use of Personal Protective
    Equipment (PPE).

    Advanced First Aid Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers

    At the end of the Advanced First Aid Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of “on the ground” volunteer situations. This specialized level of training provides more complex skills instruction and goes more in-depth to cover health-related conditions.

    Advanced CPR Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers

    At the end of the Advanced CPR Training for Ancillary Workers and Volunteers, individuals will have assessed their readiness to respond in the context of “on the ground” volunteer situations. This specialized level of training provides more complex skills instruction and goes more in-depth to cover health-related conditions.

    Leadership Courses

    Leaderships Courses:

    Training for team Leaders and Managers: Duration 4 hours

    Volunteer Placement and Planning for Disaster Volunteers

    At the end of this enhanced Volunteer Placement and Planning training, managers will learn to assess their disaster response capabilities, develop a plan to place affiliated and spontaneous volunteers to fill surge capacity needs, and learn key volunteer management practices for everyday hazards.

    Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Supervisors

    At the end of this enhanced Emotional Resiliency for Disaster Supervisors training, managers will learn to understand the emotional risks of high stress and disaster work and its impact on their team; recognize the signs and symptoms of disaster work-related stress personally and in individuals they supervise; increase their team's ability to respond safely and effectively in disaster response and; learn techniques to address emotional stress within their team.

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