disaster volunteer

Developing and Managing Volunteers

This course from FEMA helps emergency managers plan how to work with volunteers effectively - how to train them, supervise them, and recognize them for their work.

Volunteer and Donations Management (FEMA)

Managing Spontaneous Volunteers

This document, from the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, outlines how to handle when volunteers show up at a disaster site willing to help but not affiliated with any of the organizations officially responsible for disaster relief.

Volunteer Management Points of Consensus

This document, by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, outlines the 9 rights and responsibilities of volunteers serving in a disaster area.

Helping Volunteers Talk about Stress

This tip sheet, from Wheaton's Humanitarian Disaster Institute, explains how to help disaster volunteers talk about the stress they experience.

How to Run a Disaster Volunteer Orientation

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, explains how to run an effective volunteer orientation for prospective disaster relief volunteers, mostly from out of the area.

How to Use Your Church to House Volunteer Groups

This brief guide, from Episcopal Relief & Development, describes how churches can use their space to house volunteer groups that come for a disaster relief project.

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