Developing Volunteer Resources
This one day course is designed to address affiliated and unaffiliated (spontaneous) volunteers along with how to develop a volunteer coordination team. Students will participate in developing a program assessment, a job description, recruitment message and preparing interview questions for a volunteer position. This course also covers the benefits and disadvantages of using volunteers, coordinating with other voluntary organizations and community based agencies. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned during group activities.
Course Length: 8 hours
Course Manager: Please contact Regional Office for more information during regular business
Course Timeline: Review the training calendar to identify the timeline for the specific class you will be attending. Unless otherwise stated, registration is always 30 minutes prior to the class start time.
Prerequisite: FEMA Independent Study IS 244.b- Developing and Managing Volunteers, must be completed and a copy of the certificate forwarded to IEMA before you will be able to print your certificate for the classroom portion of Developing Volunteer Resources. Please forward a copy of your certificate for FEMA Independent Study IS 244.b to IEMA, 2200 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703, Attention: Training . OR fax to 217-557-1978 Once we receive the certificate, we will add it to your official student transcript.
Target Audience/Discipline: This course is designed for federal, state and local emergency management officials and related professionals and agencies working with all types of volunteers and volunteer agencies.
Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.
Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.
If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori Lemasters-McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.