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Following a March 2020 announcement that it would temporarily suspend in-person, campus-based training delivery, and subsequent July 2020 announcement regarding training resumption, FEMA will not re-open its campuses on August 2, 2020, as anticipated.

FEMA's top priority remains the health and safety of FEMA employees, instructors, students, and visitors on campus, without compromising instruction quality and the student experience. Therefore, FEMA will suspend in-person training and education at both the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) through at least October 1.

FEMA will continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic and communicate updates or changes in conditions that may affect reopening of FEMA campuses.

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IS-244.B: Developing and Managing Volunteers

Course Date

3/29/2013

Course Overview

The goal of this course is to strengthen abilities to prepare for and manage volunteers before, during, and after a severe emergency or major disaster. This course will:

  • Provide strategies for identifying, recruiting, assigning, training, supervising, and motivating volunteers.
  • Include discussion of spontaneous volunteers as well as those affiliated with community-based, faith-based, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify situations in which volunteers can be a useful addition to response and recovery operations.
  • Define skill and knowledge requirements for volunteers.
  • Develop a volunteer program that includes strategies for recruiting and managing volunteers within the whole community.
  • Develop a plan for setting up a Volunteer Reception Center.
  • Identify special issues involving the use of volunteers.

Primary Audience

This course is for emergency managers and related professionals working with all types of volunteers and coordinating with voluntary agencies.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.4

Course Length:

4 hours
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Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
 
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