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Volunteer Tips

Be Patient...

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:21pm

Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster - especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.

Be Safe...

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:20pm

Do not self deploy until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support. Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and opportunities have been identified. Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.

Volunteer with a Recognized Organization Involved in Disaster Response and Recovery...

Submitted by Doug Doe on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 6:19pm

Volunteer with a non-profit organization and be trained before the next event to find meaningful volunteer opportunities following a disaster. There are many organizations and faith-based groups in your community that have active disaster programs and need volunteers. These groups offer a wide range of services following a disaster: