Are you interested in supporting your community in an emergency?
Maybe you would like to assist by working with other volunteers?
A Volunteer Reception Center is a coordination point for spontaneous volunteers and the place to develop partnerships with community and responding agencies, identify volunteer opportunities and fill staffing needs. We invite you to attend VRC training on January 12, 2023 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Gaylord University Center.
Participants will learn about the functions of a VRC, how to set up the stations, and how to intake spontaneous volunteers properly. Volunteer Reception Centers have been used in many situations where people spontaneously arrive on the scene looking to assist in response to an emergency, such as what happened 4 years ago in the Upper Peninsula (Region 8) with the Houghton County Flood disaster. Many people were willing and able to help with the response and the Volunteer Reception Center allowed for a more organized volunteer movement in response to the flooding.
To sign up for the training, you can click the link below or scan the QR code to complete the registration form.
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