Volunteer Training: First Steps

Volunteer Management
Online Course
15 minutes
University of Iowa
Upper Midwest PERLC

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This 15-minute training course is for potential public health volunteers. It will explain why you are an essential part of a successful emergency response and guide you through the process of becoming a volunteer.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe various roles volunteers will play in the response to a disaster or other public health emergency
  • Describe what training is required to enable a volunteer to function safely and effectively in an emergency response
  • List reasons why it is important for an individual who wishes to volunteer to become affiliated with an agency or organization incorporated in disaster response
  • Describe issues to consider when choosing an agency or organization with which to affiliate
  • Describe DMATs, the MRC, and various VOLAGs, in general and in reference to the types of volunteers needed and the type of commitment required.
PHEP Capabilities: 
Responder Safety and Health
Community Recovery
Volunteer Management