Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

40 people needed for Volunteer Reception Center Training

Guest blog by Donna Lake, Norwood Health Dept. Commissioner

The Norwood Health Department and Cincinnati Health Department are collaborating on a training to be held at Norwood High School on July 28th from 9 am to 3 pm. In the event of an emergency, we know that spontaneous volunteers will be everywhere and willing to help. Experience tells us that you cannot have volunteers just show up at a disaster site. There needs to be an organized way in which volunteers are registered, credentialed and utilized. That is done at a “Volunteer Reception Center.” The training on July 28th is designed to introduce folks to how to set up and man a VRC so that much needed assistance is coordinated. The training will consist of classroom presentation/lecture and then followed up with an actual set up of a Volunteer Reception Center.

The training is free and we need 40 people to take part or it will have to be cancelled.

Volunteer Reception Center Training

When: Monday, July 28, 2008
Where: Norwood High School, 2020 Sherman Avenue
Registration: 8:30a.m.
Training begins: 9:00 a.m.
Training ends around: 3:00 p.m
Cost: FREE; all training materials provided (lunch on your own)
Pre-registration is REQUIRED!

You will learn how:
• Volunteer can make a critical difference during a response to a disaster
• To establish a volunteer center
• To receive and process volunteers
• To match volunteer to the needs of professional responders

Please use the form below to register - Each person attending needs to have a form.

Cut off registration date, July 21, 2008
Fax or mail this registration form to: Ami McLandsborough
Cincinnati Health Department
3101 Burnet Avenue, Suite 320
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: (513) 357-7212; Fax: (513) 357-7262

( ) Yes, I plan to attend the Volunteer Reception Center Training.

( ) No, I am not able to attend the training, but would like to learn more about volunteering opportunities in Hamilton County.

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