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Operation Volunteer Placement Tabletop Exercise

Exercise Overview

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The HandsOn Network and the Points of Light have teamed up to develop, conduct and evaluate an exercise entitled “Operation Volunteer Placement – A Volunteer Reception Center Tabletop Exercise.

During this exercise agencies and organizations that have a role in coordinating spontaneous volunteers during an emergency or disaster will have the opportunity to assess their volunteer placement capabilities while enhancing their understanding of operating a Volunteer Reception Center.

Exercise participants will work through scenario information and injects dealing with the numerous challenges associated with screening and placing spontaneous volunteers with various response agencies and organizations.

Exercise Scenario

The local office of emergency management has just contacted your agency asking that you mobilize to establish a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) in response to the disaster that has just taken place.

Local emergency management is expecting at least 700 individuals will need to be screened and processed through the VRC in the next couple of days.

Exercise Briefing

An Exercise Briefing video has been produced to ensure that teams and individual team members are ready to successfully partake in the exercise. This video provides valuable information regarding preparing for and participating in the exercise.

Access and view the Exercise Briefing.

Exercise Participation Information

Exercise Date Exercise Time Scenario Exercise
Location / Participation *
Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise
September 9, 2018 9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
Participation Information
VRC Activation Registration Opening Soon From a conference room or similar location via the ONX System as part of your organization’s Volunteer Reception Center Team
* Everyone who will be participating in the exercise must register for the following reasons:
  1. Prior to the exercise important Read Ahead materials will be e-mailed to all registered participants. These materials are important to ensure your participation in the exercise is successful.
  2. At the end of the exercise only registered participants will be able to complete and submit their individual exercise evaluation (Hotwash).
  3. Only registered participants will be able to access and print their Certificate of Participation once they have submitted their individual exercise evaluation.

Exercise Photos

Found below are photos of teams participating in previous Operation Volunteer Placement Exercises.

 American Red Cross – North Jersey Region – 2/24/2016 HTML
 American Red Cross – Western Pennsylvania Region – 9/16/2014 HTML
 Charlotte County Emergency Management Department – 9/16/2014 HTML
 Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities – 6/16/2015 HTML
 HandsOn Superior California – 6/16/2015 HTML
 San Louis Valley Citizen Corps – 2/24/2016 HTML
 Somerset County Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster – 9/24/2016 HTML
 Southern Maine Community Organizations Active in Disaster – 2/24/2016 HTML
 Trempealeau County Health Department – 6/22/2016 HTML
 United Way of Greater Philadelphia – 1/23/2014 HTML
 Volunteer Florida – 6/16/2015 HTML