The Collaborative Disaster Volunteer Credential Level 1

The Collaborative Disaster Volunteer Credential Level 1

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About This Course

This is the first collaborative disaster volunteer credential created by the organizations that will use it to keep their volunteers safe and updated on the skills they need to perform effectively in disaster response. Disaster Volunteer 1 is a 10-hour course that provides the learner with a solid foundation on which to build their knowledge. It is suggested that leaders and managers may use this course to credential volunteers in low-risk roles.

At the end of this training learner’s scope of work and volunteer tasks could include low risks tasks such as greeters, receptionists, warehouse distribution, community assessments, and schedulers.

After completing Disaster Volunteer 1,  students will:

  • Assess their own readiness to respond
  • Understand disaster volunteer roles
  • Understand disaster management methods
  • Describe physical safety risks
  • Explain first-aid methods
  • Explain CPR techniques
  • Identify infectious disease symptoms
  • Understand flood-response protocols
  • Describe food-distribution safety measures
  • Select appropriate PPE
  • Describe emotional resiliency stressors
  1. Know Before You Go
  2. Intro to Disaster Volunteer Management
  3. Intro to Physical Safety
  4. Intro to First Aid
  5. Intro to CPR
  6. Intro to Infectious Disease
  7. Intro to Flood Response
  8. Food Distribution Safety
  9. PPE
  10. Introduction to Emotional Resiliency

Course Content