- Determine our member organizations’ anticipated needs and resources.
- Document their procedures for accepting new volunteers.
- Collect the intake forms they use to register new volunteers.
This information is incorporated into the EVC deployment kit, so, when a disaster strikes, the EVC registrars can quickly:
- Match volunteers with our member organizations’ needs and requirements.
- Direct each volunteer to report to the appropriate organization with the organization’s volunteer intake forms already completed.
As our community-based organizations swing into action in response to a disaster, the EVC tracks volunteer needs and assignments in real time. This helps ensure that volunteers are optimally deployed to meet the community’s needs in a disaster.
To find out about volunteering at the Emergency Volunteer Center in a disaster or connect your organization with the Center, email us.
To volunteer during COVID-19 pandemic in your area go to: https://www.liveunitedsbc.org/blog/volunteer-listings
Emergency Volunteer Center Guidance
It is strongly recommended that EVC staff participate in a 2 – 3 hour training program before the EVC is activated. Contact the VOAD Coordinator to arrange for a training session.
Download the documents below to activate and run an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC).
- Emergency Volunteer Center Activation Guide
- Emergency Volunteer Center Forms
- Word format (in ZIP file)
The following materials are available for training new EVC staff members:
Guidance from FEMA on managing spontaneous volunteers in a disaster is available here: