Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters: A Field Manual
While history has identified a need for improved coordination during emergencies, it has also demonstrated that community volunteers positively impact their neighborhoods during times of crisis. Laying out the rationale and process by which emergency managers, community leaders, and non-governmental aid organizations can effectively collaborate and integrate citizen response, Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters explains how to engage, train, and utilize spontaneous unaffiliated community volunteers (SUCV).
The book prepares leaders to integrate local volunteers into any scale emergency response. Protocols and flexible management solutions are outlined to ensure safe and effective planning and execution. Work templates provided can be modified to suit the needs of any community. This accessible manual provides the tools to:
Combining field experience and psychosocial research, the book makes a strong case as to why community involvement in disaster response will have a positive impact on a community’s resilient recovery.
Praise for Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters:
All emergency management coordinators can benefit from this book.
Lisa Orloff has done an excellent job in both identifying a significant opportunity in emergency response and meticulously outlining how that opportunity can best be leveraged.
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The History of Spontaneous Volunteerism
Exploring the Unique Challenges of Todays
Disaster Management Concepts Applied
Assessing Internal Readiness
Resource Coordinator and Data Entry
Spot Screening Assessment and Selection
Reducing Attrition and Unwanted Behavior
Building a Resilient Team
Social Media and Emergent Technologies
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