Leon County Emergency Management will host two FEMA Emergency Management Institute Courses, G-288 Volunteer and Donations Management, and G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster. The courses will run back to back.
If you are interested in attending, please email Kevin Peters, Director of Emergency Management at PetersK@LeonCountyFL.gov
G-288 Volunteer and Donations Management Course Objectives
-Develop an effective public education and information structure to support the successful management of unaffiliated volunteers, unsolicited goods, and undesignated cash donations in disasters.
-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.
-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).
G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disaster Course Objectives
-Identify issues and challenges in the management of spontaneous volunteers.
-Identify the elements of a spontaneous Volunteer Management Plan.
-Identify best practices for the management of spontaneous volunteers in disasters.
-Develop and implement a spontaneous Volunteer Management Plan.
-Explain the role of the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) and virtual VRC in the transition from response to recovery.