1. Search the web for a Local or State VOAD organization and answer Questions 1-4. Note: All questions pertain to Local or State VOAD, not National VOAD.
question 1. Post to the discussion board the URL of the VOAD website you reviewed.
question 2. What useful information is available on the website?
question 3. What information was NOT on the website that might be useful for an organization
considering joining the VOAD? or How could the group improve their website?
question 4. Does the VOAD list training opportunities on their website? If yes, list a couple of examples.
2. Imagine a disaster or emergency response effort taking place in your local community. List at least 3 specific ways a local company could assist or the types of items a company could donate that would be needed. Be specific. For example, a local company that manufactures egg crate foam could donate foam to be used as mattresses at a community shelter for a hurricane evacuation effort.
3. List two advantages of having spontaneous volunteers assist during a disaster. Name two risks or issues that could arise from volunteers being spontaneous, untrained, and not pre-identified or registered. Ensure you provide details and not just a couple of sentences in your response.
4. What the purpose and role of The Voluntary Organization in Emergency Management is as outlined in this week’s reading assignment. This post is worth 5 points and must be at least 100-200 words. Please make sure to proofread carefully. Grammar and spelling errors may impact the grading. I expect your Discussion Board responses to reflect critical thought You are also required to respond to one of your colleagues discussion post an your response must also be at least 100 -200 words. You must in your (s) utilize critical thinking and critical writing skills. Critical thinking is sometimes broadly defined as “thinking about thinking.” Critical thinking skills include the ability to interpret, verify, and reason, all of which involve applying the principles of logic. The process of using critical thinking to guide writing and is called critical writing. This information is subject to be part of your quiz and midterm and taken from Open Educational Materials (OEM) IS-288.A: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management
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