Volunteer Involvement and Trainings
Active participation in our Conference Disaster Response includes:
- Serving as a trained and badged Early Response Team member. For more information about the ERT Program Click here.
- Availability for the callout to nearby local congregations when we respond to a disaster. Typically, we contact the pastor when the need arises. Perhaps even establish a church disaster response team.
- Register as a Conference Disaster Response Volunteer. Click here.
- Get involved with your local church or community disaster preparedness. This might include: your church establishing a relationship with the local American Red Cross or other such non-profits; taking local disaster response training (such as CERT); taking classes with FEMA or other sources; joining the County VOAD group.
CERT – Community Emergency Response Team (often organized by local government)
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Agency
VOAD – Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (non-profit and government groups that work together to respond to a disaster, mostly often, in California by county).
Following a large disaster, the initial response from our California-Nevada Conference includes local churches and Conference Early Response Team members. We may also reach out to other registered volunteers to supplement the initial staffing.