Nongovernmental and Volunteer Organization Preparedness

Manage non-affiliated and/or spontaneous volunteers more effectively

I suggest you...Promote and facilitate the use of non-affiliated and/or spontaneous volunteers in response and recovery through the development of a standardized, Type Classified, NIMS Compliant, Volunteer Management Strike Team (VMST). The VMST would provide onsite supervision of non-affiliated and/or spontaneous volunteers while performing appropriate accountability and maintaining safety awareness. The VMST would ensure that work performed was properly documented in order to be eligible as (FEMA) Category A or B Donated Resources during a presidentially declared incident. The VMST would provide situational awareness and a management tool of non-affiliated and/or spontaneous volunteers to the on-scene Incident Commander.

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Idea No. 36