Volunteers and donations are vital to disaster response and recovery. Volunteers are often needed to aid disaster victims, rebuild communities, educate the public and prepare for future disasters.
Ideally, volunteers will affiliate with organizations prior to a disaster and be able to fill needed roles as necessary.
Affiliation brings many advantages to volunteers, including training and the ability to fill vital roles quickly and effectively when needed. There are many groups that train volunteers for a disaster.
To get involved visit this website. Choose an organization and become affiliated and prepared!
However, not all volunteers affiliate prior to a disaster. Ogden City is proud to have worked with UServeUtah, Utah Division of Emergency Management and the State response team to create a plan to effectively manage spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers and donations.