Jul 2019 Offering

This course has been completed.

G489 - Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters
Date & Times
Jul 30, 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. Participants should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command and National Incident Management Systems.

Max Attendance
30 (14 Open Seats)
Laclede County OEM Southeast Annex
186 North Adams Ave
Lebanon, MO 65536
POST Approved
Target Audiences
Volunteer Organizations and Emergency Management
Open To The Public
None Set

Course Roster

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

Name Organization
Brown, Tina State Emergency Management Agency
Tatlow, Steve SEMA
Hendricks, Deb State Emergency Management Agency
Carroll, Rodney Salvation Army
Chenault, Tina Laclede Emergency Management
CRANE, JUSTIN Cass County Sheriff
Davis, Mazie Salvation Army
Hendrix, Brett SEMA
Lathrop, Betty Laclede County O.E.M.
Miller, David Laclede County COAD
Moore, Linda Salvation Army
MOTT, ANN Camden County EMA
Sellegren, Anna Phelps-Maries County Health Department
Terry, Helen Salvation Army
Watson, Debbie Salvation Army
Watson, Fred Laclede Office of Emergency Management
Watson, Sue Salvation Army
Weddle, Jolene Salvation Army