Come volunteer with your community!: SECO:DCS-Response:Lead::Community Partnerships


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1040 S 8th StColorado Springs, CO 80905


About

PLACEMENT PURPOSE
External Relations coordinates the services of and provides necessary liaison activities with government and private agencies. The Community Partnerships Activity ensures interests, needs, concerns and resources of individuals and organizations representing a broad array of groups are represented on a disaster.

OPEN TIME DAYS
24 hours to get started then varies depending on major disaster activity or disaster exercises (usually once or twice a year) and needs of Disaster Program Manager

REQUIRED TRAINING

To start out (all courses free of charge):

  • Orientation to the American Red Cross (online selfstudy)
  • CPR & First Aid (8 hour classroom or 4 hour blended learning)
  • Disaster Services: An Overview (4 hour classroom)
  • Collaborating Essentials (6 hour classroom)

To become a Community Partners Service Associate (all courses free of charge):

  • InKind Donations Workshop (8 hour classroom)
  • Shelter Fundamentals (4 hour classroom)
  • The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management Participation, FEMA IS288 (10 hour selfstudy; materials available free of charge at http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/)

To become a Supervisor (all courses free of charge):

  • Disaster Frontline Supervisor & Simulation (8 hour classroom)
  • Disaster Operations Control: Form 5266 Fundamentals (2 hour online selfstudy)
Disaster Public Affairs for National Relief Operations (4 hour webinar)

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1 year with possibility to extend

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