Volunteer Reception Center Disaster Training

VRC Disaster Training 2023

United Way of Marathon County will be conducting a Disaster Volunteer Reception Center Training in partnership with Marathon County Emergency Management. Join the VRC team and be prepared to screen and mobilize volunteers to be a united force if a disaster strikes in Marathon County.

Volunteer Reception Centers are critical in managing spontaneous volunteers in an emergency/disaster response. Before lending a hand, spontaneous volunteers who arrive to help must be interviewed and screened, matched with a specific volunteer opportunity, trained, and fitted with a wristband at a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) before they are sent out to the disaster scene or to agencies that need assistance.

In this training, you will learn how volunteers are processed and participate in a mock disaster exercise to practice the roles required to run a VRC. At the conclusion of the training, each participant will be asked to join the Marathon County VRC team. Each VRC volunteer will fill out an application, be screened, and be asked to attend a future training. VRC volunteers are also asked to be available in the event of a disaster.


Contact Carly at channey@unitedwaymc.org with questions!