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Volunteer Reception Center

VOLUNTEER RECEPTION CENTER TRAINING

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 pm
@ Marshfield Area United Way (back room)
Hour 1:  Classroom training; Hour 2:  Mock Exercise
Dinner will be provided.
 
Please note:  Anyone interesting in joining the VRC group for north Wood County
must attend the training, even if you have attended them in the past.
Questions? Call Ashley at 715-384-9992.
 
Sign-up for training March 27.
 
When horrific natural disasters occur often times people come from all over the country
to offer their time and skills to help rebuild communities affected by the devastation.
While the majority of the people come with good intentions, sometimes this is not the case.
And while people come with diverse levels of skills and ability, there is sometimes confusion as to how and in what ways people can help. A Disaster Volunteer Reception Center screens and organizes volunteers during this time to keep communities safe and to maximize the productivity of the generous people offering to help these communities through the recovery and rebuilding process.

Volunteer Reception Centers (VRC) are a critical component to managing spontaneous volunteer workforce in emergency response and recovery. We need your help in having the ability to turn a crowd of spontaneous volunteers into an asset and a workforce, and avoiding the horror of it becoming a disaster within a disaster should an emergency situation arise in our community.