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RSVP VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT FOR EMERGENCIES (VME)

(Story County Only)

Central Iowa RSVP has a special role in the event of a disaster, contracting with the City of Ames and Story County Emergency Management to provide management for volunteers of all ages during a disaster. Trained RSVP volunteers operate a non-emergency Phone Bank and staff the Volunteer Reception Center where all volunteers are registered, given proper ID, and assigned to disaster-related tasks as directed.

RSVP volunteers are pre-trained in order to better handle their responsibilities when disaster strikes. All volunteers start with the Basic Training, which provides an overview of both the Volunteer Reception Center and the Phone Bank. Based on interest, volunteers may then take additional training for Phone Bank, Data Entry, or Supervisory Training.

Drills and exercises are conducted twice a year so volunteers can stay sharp and ready-to-serve when called upon.  (See News and Publications for information on upcoming disaster trainings and drills)

OTHER DISASTER/PUBLIC SAFETY INITIATIVES

VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

RSVP contracts with Mary Greeley Home Health Services (Story County’s Public Health Agency) to provide the management of volunteers needed during public health emergencies.  RSVP volunteers are trained to serve in a variety of capacities in the facilitating of PODS (Points of Disbursement) in the event of a pandemic or infectious outbreak, including assistance in the following areas: Set-up, Greeters, Registration, Traffic/Crowd Control and Flow, Runners, and Data Entry. 

STORY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTNERSHIP 

RSVP collaborates with the Story County Sheriff's Office to provide pre-trained volunteers to assist in the event of a missing or abducted person(s) case. Called PARTNER (Personnel Actively Responding To Individuals Needing Emergency Resources), RSVP volunteers will assist the Sheriff's Office with answering the Tip Hotline and also registering spontaneous volunteers who want to assist with search and rescue.


Disaster Volunteer Application

Download a pdf version of the Disaster Volunteer Application or fill it out online below.



Online Disaster Volunteer Form
First Name:
Last Name:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Email:
Date of Birth:
Are you under 18? (see emergency contact info)
Yes 
No 
Gender
Driver's License Number or ID #:
Do you have any health or physical conditions to be considered when arranging volunteer activities? If yes, please describe:
Health Insurance Company:
Emergency Contact: If you are under age of 18, emergency contact information must be for a parent or guardian)
Relationship:
Home Phone:
Cell Phone Number

Special Skills/Qualifications/Interests

PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

(Dispensing Site-POD)

Medical Positions

*Requires medical licensure*

 

Medical Triage
Medical Screener
Medical Dispenser
Vaccinator
Medicine Dispenser Assistant
Mental Health Consultant
Other:
Other:
Medical License #
Expiration Date

Non-Medical Positions

Client/Patient Registration
Supplies (stock, replenish)
Supply Management
Security Assistance
Client/Patient Flow
Treatment Educator
Exit Station
Clerical Support
Data Entry

SURVIVOR ASSISTANCE

Food prep on site
Elderly/Disabled
Childcare
Emergency Shelter Helper
Donation Site Assistance
Animal Rescue/Care
Evacuation Assistance

CLERICAL SUPPORT

Answer phones
Receptionist
Data Entry
Filing/Organizing

COMMUNICATIONS

Door-to-door
Ham Radio Operator
Interpretor
Please indicate Spanish, American Sign, or Other (Specify)

LABOR

Missing Person Search Team
Sandbagging
Loading/Unloading
Sorting/Packing
Clean-up
Basic Home Repair
Traffic Control

I CAN PROVIDE AND/OR OPERATE:

Transportation:

Vehicle
indicate type and capacity
ATV
Boat
type:
Snowmobile
Horseback

Equipment:

Chainsaw
Backhoe
Generator
Other

Story City Senior Citizens, Inc.
Sponsoring Agency of
Central Iowa RSVP 

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