Volunteer Reception Center Video
SALT’s latest video takes a stroll through the operations of a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC). A VRC is a place that, after a disaster happens, is set up for outside volunteers to come to for assignment. This is a way to place the correct person with the correct job and keeps volunteers out of a potentially dangerous area.
After Irene, 8,000-10,000 volunteers came in one month to the Schoharie Valley. They wanted to help but had to enter devastated disaster areas and needed direction and a way to best use their skills for the community’s recovery.
SALT is assisting the Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services in recruiting people to staff a Volunteer Reception Center.
Interested in helping? Joing the Preparedness & Volunteer Resilience Committee. Learn and be a part of the preparedness effort and get involved in our projects like Hope for the Homebound and the Volunteer Reception Center.