Preventing a Disaster within the Disaster: The Effective Use and Management of Unaffiliated Volunteers

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Preventing a Disaster Within the Disaster: The Effective Use and Management of Unaffiliated Volunteers

Publisher:

Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network

Year:

2002

Abstract:

Offers recommendations for engaging spontaneous volunteers more effectively in times of disaster. Gives strategies for reconciling the desire to help felt by unaffiliated volunteers with the need of official responder's to do their jobs unencumbered by the responsibility of managing volunteers. Includes a list of national resources and organizations. See also Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Times of Disaster (M3615).

 

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