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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.
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.
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 Date||Exercise Time||Scenario||Exercise
|Location / Participation *|
|Individual participant registration CLOSES at 12:00PM ET on the day prior to the exercise||Tweet|
|September 9, 2018||9:00AM – 4:00PM ET
|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:
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|