The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Mandated Reporter Training is an additional "clearance" that needs to be done by all volunteers BEFORE being approved. Although Volunteers are not mandated reporters, it is a requirement of the district to train all volunteers. Volunteer applications will now expire June 30 of every year to ensure this process is completed annually. An email will be sent, 3-5 business days after the volunteer submits/renews their application, with a link and username to access a 32 minute training video. Upon completing the training, the volunteer is required to "clear" the volunteer and forward their application for final approval. The certificate may be sent to Personnel Services, Attn: Delyzia Rosales or the volunteer may bring it directly to the Personnel Office.