Training Opportunities

Listed in this calendar are public training opportunities. If you have any questions regarding these events, or would like to add an event, please email: Alvin.King@ServeAlabama.gov

G288: Local Volunteer and Donations

Management Training 

The Governor's Office of Volunteer Services will be hosting two G288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management Training. The G288: Local Volunteer and Donations Management Course is a 1 ½ day training designed to strengthen the abilities of local jurisdictions to successfully prepare for and handle volunteer and donations management issues that arise.

 

Course Goal:

 

To provide local emergency management personnel and voluntary agency representatives with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and execute an effective volunteer and donations management program as well as develop a volunteer and donations management support annex

 

Course Objectives:

 

  • Identify key organizations and individuals who have a role in managing unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations in disasters.

  • Identify specific agencies and organizations and how they collaborate to form a Volunteer and Donations Coordination Team (VDCT).

  • Develop an effective public education and information structure to support the successful management of unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations.

  • Identify how to effectively manage the surge of unsolicited goods.

  • Gather information from organizations, agencies, volunteers, media, and others for donations intelligence purposes.

  • Facilitate the matching of unaffiliated volunteers with appropriate organizations or agencies during program implementation.

  • List the planning considerations for cash donations.

  • Incorporate technology needed to successfully manage information on unaffiliated volunteers and unsolicited goods.

  • Relate volunteer and donations management program responsibilities to the planning components of the annex.

 

Target Audience:

 

  • County Emergency Management Agency personnel

  • Local government officials

  • Local volunteer and donations management coordinators

  • Key VOAD members who play a role in volunteer and donations management

Course Dates and Locations

March 17-18, 2021

Virtual Classroom

September 15-16, 2021

Virtual Classroom

Registration TBD

Volunteer Registration Center (VRC) Training

Training attendees will gain the skills to establish a local Volunteer Registration Center (VRC). VRC Training will prepare participants to staff VRCs that will register and place spontaneous volunteers in times of disaster. These centers ensure that volunteers are given meaningful and constructive opportunities to satisfy their desire to assist in a time of need, while not overwhelming the affected community during the disaster response and recovery process. The training includes an interactive VRC exercise where participants experience the VRC model and practice managing spontaneous volunteers.

Course Dates and Locations

March 19, 2021

Virtual Classroom

September 18, 2021

Virtual Classroom

Registration TBD

For more information or questions, please contact:

Alvin.King@ServeAlabama.gov

334-242-1563

Visit FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) for information on training opportunities and course offerings.

 

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