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The Disaster Volunteer Credential Cooperative

Launching on September 11, 2022 

Disasters have increased in frequency and in severity. We are faced with compound issues and a rising number of constituents in need. Our organizations are also tasked with finding new ways to serve while keeping everyone safe. How do we tackle such a mounting challenge while remaining resilient and healthy ourselves?

The answer is true collaboration and partnership built on a very clear understanding of how we can complement each other's mission.

Through the Disaster Volunteer Credential Cooperative a board of advisors have come together to create a set of trainings that are a foundation for any disaster volunteer. The organizations listed use this credential for their volunteers, others are welcome to join. See more about the advisory board below.

DVL 1 Credential

Disaster Volunteer 1 Basic Training Credential

This course contains 10 one hour lessons:

Know Before You Go, Introduction to: Disaster Management, Physical Safety, First Aid, CPR,  Infectious Disease Awareness, Flood response, Food Distribution, and Emotional Resiliency

At the end of this training participants will have gained an understanding of what to expect when volunteering during a disaster, assessed suitable roles that meet their physical and mental health and understand the risks associated with volunteering during disasters. Upon completion of the course, test and evaluation the participant will receive a certificate and a credential that can be upload to your profile

DVL 2 Credential

Disaster Volunteer 2 Intermediate Training Credential

After completing DV1 move on to take this intermediate course that contains 12 hours of lessons ( More)

At the end of this training participants will have gained an understanding of specific skills need to stay safe and conduct field response including muck and gut operations.  ( More) . Upon completion of the course, test and evaluation the participant will receive a certificate and a credential that can be upload to your profile

DVL 3 Credential (1)

Disaster Volunteer 3 Management Training Credential

After completing DV1 and DV2 move on to take this Management level  course that contains 12 hours of lessons ( More) and requires participation in an interactive exercise so that you may apply your skills with peers and instructors.

At the end of this training participants will have gained an understanding of how to prepare plans that effectively place volunteers in roles that are an appropriate risk level, learned effective management skills using ICS and emotional resiliency and understand how to remain physically and emotionally safe in the role of a disaster manager. Participants will learn how to set up and manage muck and gut teas   and ( More) . Upon completion of the course, test and evaluation the participant will receive a certificate and a credential that can be upload to your profile

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