Disaster Volunteers

Disaster Volunteers: Recruiting and Managing People Who Want to Help provides readers with information on why people volunteer, the benefits gained by volunteers and recipients, and how to leverage such good will. Learning lessons from a variety of past disasters, readers will gain realistic insights into the challenges of disaster contexts. Coupled with evidence-based best practices, the book organizes and illustrates the necessary steps needed to recruit, train, manage, reward and retain volunteers throughout the lifecycle of disasters. Sections walk both organizations and individuals through the entire process of volunteer engagement, from recruiting and training, to managing and rewarding/retaining volunteers. This important resource fills an existing gap in books on volunteer disaster management by incorporating research, generating sound recommendations, grounding ideas in a disaster context, and offering an inviting set of examples from which readers can learn. Includes appendix with sample materials that can be used by civic or faith-based organizations Provides case studies that offer first-hand experiences and bring the content to life Includes stepwise advice on how to recruit, train and retain a diverse set of disaster volunteers

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  • Author : Brenda D. Phillips
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Pages : 206 pages
  • ISBN : 0128138467
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Disaster Volunteers

Disaster Volunteers
  • Author : Brenda D. Phillips
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 03 February 2020
GET THIS BOOKDisaster Volunteers

Disaster Volunteers: Recruiting and Managing People Who Want to Help provides readers with information on why people volunteer, the benefits gained by volunteers and recipients, and how to leverage such good will. Learning lessons from a variety of past disasters, readers will gain realistic insights into the challenges of disaster contexts. Coupled with evidence-based best practices, the book organizes and illustrates the necessary steps needed to recruit, train, manage, reward and retain volunteers throughout the lifecycle of disasters. Sections walk

Disaster Volunteers

Disaster Volunteers
  • Author : Brenda D. Phillips
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 23 January 2020
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Volunteer work can make a difference to those harmed by natural, technological, and human-induced disasters if it is done well. Disaster Volunteers provides readers with information on why people volunteer, the benefits gained by volunteers and recipients, and how to leverage such good will. Learning from a variety of past disasters, readers will gain realistic insights into the challenges of disaster contexts. Equipped with evidence-based best practices, Dr. Phillips organizes and illustrates necessary steps to recruit, train, manage, reward, and

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  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Release : 27 February 2017
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 14 November 2009
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This timely Handbook is based on the principle that disasters are social constructions and focuses on social science disaster research. It provides an interdisciplinary approach to disasters with theoretical, methodological, and practical applications. Attention is given to conceptual issues dealing with the concept "disaster" and to methodological issues relating to research on disasters. These include Geographic Information Systems as a useful research tool and its implications for future research. This seminal work is the first interdisciplinary collection of disaster research

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  • Author : David A. McEntire
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Release : 02 December 2021
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Disasters such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina illustrate the salience and complexity of disasters. Both scholars and practitioners therefore agree that we must take a more proactive and holistic approach to emergency management, which should logically be derived from a sound understanding of the academic literature and the most pressing concerns facing professionals in the field today. Disciplines, Disasters and Emergency Management reviews what is known about catastrophic events from the standpoint of various

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  • Author : Lisa Orloff
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 20 April 2011
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While history has identified a need for improved coordination during emergencies, it has also demonstrated that community volunteers positively impact their neighborhoods during times of crisis. Laying out the rationale and process by which emergency managers, community leaders, and non-governmental aid organizations can effectively collaborate and integrate citizen response, Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters explains how to engage, train, and utilize spontaneous unaffiliated community volunteers (SUCV). The book prepares leaders to integrate local volunteers into any scale emergency response. Protocols

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  • Author : Andrew E. Collins,Jones Samantha,Bernard Manyena,Janaka Jayawickrama
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 21 November 2014
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Hazards, Risks, and Disasters in Society provides analyses of environmentally related catastrophes within society in historical, political and economic contexts. Personal and corporate culture mediates how people may become more vulnerable or resilient to hazard exposure. Societies that strengthen themselves, or are strengthened, mitigate decline and resultant further exposure to what are largely human induced risks of environmental, social and economic degradation. This book outlines why it is important to explore in more depth the relationships between environmental hazards, risk

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Emergency Management
  • Author : Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 01 January 2008
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This work is the first nontechnical guide to the principles, practices, policies, and profession of emergency management. * Numerous primary source documents include key legislation as well as FEMA policies and publications * A chronology lists major disasters in the United States along with key emergency management developments

Disaster Response and Recovery

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  • Author : David A. McEntire
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 12 January 2022
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Disaster Response and Recovery promotes effective post-disaster operations in the emergency management profession. This textbook - which is based on both the academic literature and practical understanding - provides an overview of the various types of disasters may occur, the myriad of actors that are involved in emergency management, and the diverse theoretical frameworks from which post-disaster activities may be approached. After addressing the most salient functions performed when disasters strike, the book examines typical challenges to be expected during

Japan’s Disaster Governance

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  • Author : Itoko Suzuki,Yuko Kaneko
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 09 January 2013
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Natural disasters are often multifaceted and cause severe damage. Disasters initiated locally can become national and even global crises. Today’s world urgently needs a new body of knowledge and techniques for the mitigation of and response to disaster. Central to such a body of knowledge are disaster preparedness, emergency and crisis management systems of government, of which capacity building is becoming an increasingly important element in public administration, management and governance. Today, disasters are to be managed by sound

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 27 November 2019
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This volume provides a comprehensive discussion and overview of urban resilience, including socio-ecological and economic hazard and disaster resilience. It provides a summary of state of the art thinking on resilience, the different approaches, tools and methodologies for understanding the subject in urban contexts, and brings together related reflections and initiatives. Throughout the different chapters, the handbook critically examines and reviews the resilience concept from various disciplinary and professional perspectives. It also discusses major urban crises, past and recent, and

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  • Author : Adam Crowe
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 10 April 2012
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Emerging social media and so-called Web 2.0 technologies will continue to have a great impact on the practice and application of the emergency management function in every public safety sector. Disasters 2.0: The Application of Social Media Systems for Modern Emergency Management prepares emergency managers and first responders to successfully appl