SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 AT 8 AM EDT
R7 HCC Volunteer Reception Center Training
Free · University Center Gaylord- 80 Livingston Blvd, Gaylord, MI 49735
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Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) Training will be taking place at the gaylord University Center on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
To register for this training, click "Attending" on the R7 HCC Volunteer Reception Center Event Page.
Our instructor will be guiding you through the purpose of the VRC, how and when to set up a VRC, and hands on instruction where you and other participants will set up and break down a VRC.
After you and your team have set up the VRC, you will have the opportunity to exercise running a VRC.
The other team will act as volunteers and you and your team members will practice the registration, screening, and placement processes involved in running a VRC.
The training will provide local jurisdictions with the skills necessary to effectively manage volunteers that spontaneously arrive following a local disaster and how to effectively set up a Volunteer Reception Center.
Establish a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) where large numbers of volunteers can be efficiently processed and referred to organizations who are in need of services.
A VRC is the place to process to register, screen, and place spontaneous volunteers in available opportunities in times of disaster. There volunteers are registered and interviewed to determine their skills and interests, provided safety training and a volunteer ID, and assigned to a suitable opportunity. The VRC is also where these volunteers will sign in and sign out for their work assignments.
Prepare to establish a VRC where large numbers of volunteers can be efficiently processed and referred to organizations who are in need of services.
• Understanding of the Incident Command System.
• Understand the difference between affiliated and unaffiliated volunteers.
• Fixed site Volunteer Reception Centers.
• Positions in a VRC and their responsibilities.
• Setting up a VRC.
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