Feb 2019 Offering

This course has been completed.

G489 - Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters
Date & Times
Feb 9, 2019 from 8 AM - 5 PM

This course aims to introduce the keys to success in managing large numbers of spontaneous volunteers in disasters. Its underlying assumption is that much of the volunteer help is indeed needed, and that with basic emergency management coordination skills, the volunteer resources can often be put to effective use, making a positive difference in the affected community. The course will discuss the benefits spontaneous volunteers can bring to relief efforts and the challenges they may bring if not coordinated effectively. In addition, the course will examine planning considerations regarding spontaneous volunteers. Special emphasis is also placed on how to make full use of a Volunteer Reception Center-the backbone of any well-organized spontaneous volunteer management program. All course participants should be familiar with their own state and local government Emergency Operations Plan Annex, if one exists, on the use of spontaneous volunteers and volunteers affiliated with relief organizations.
In addition, the individuals should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems.

Max Attendance
20 (4 Open Seats)
Polk County Health Center
1317 W Broadway
P.O. Box 124
Bolivar, MO 65613-1814
POST Approved
Target Audiences
Emergency Management and Volunteer Organizations
Open To The Public
None Set

Course Roster

Course registrants will be listed here along with their contributing role.

Name Organization
Hargis, Kermit Polk County Health Center
Bailey, Cindy Hickory County Fire Rescue
Dye, Karla Hickory County Fire Rescue
Dye, Marc Hickory County Fire Rescue
Goodman, Walt Boone Co. Fire Protection Dist.
Isaksen, Bonnie 401 west 6th.street
Lane, Terry Dallas County
Marler, Jacob City of Ash Grove
MCKEOUGH, LAWRENCE City of Joplin Health Dept.
Owens, Gregg Urbana Rural Fire Department
Poteet, Cassidy Johnson County Emergency Management
Spano, William Hy-Vee
Sparks, Susan Polk County CERT
VADER, DAWN Hickory County Health Department
Wilkinson, Richard Buffalo Police Department
Yates, Patti Newton Co. Health Dept.