Volunteers will respond to the request when the Winneshiek County Emergency Management Coordinator feels he has a situation where large groups of spontaneous volunteers are needed to respond. Volunteers at the Volunteer Reception Center are responsible for one or more of the following tasks::
– ensuring spontaneous volunteers are registered and accounted for. Volunteers would complete the paperwork provided by the Coordinator pertinent to the event. This could be in multiple stations within the county depending on the situation.
– staffing a post evacuation or disaster situation that will continue beyond 8 hours.
– staffing a phone bank to answer questions with prepared information provided by the Coordinator
– assist in registering people in a temporary shelter
Where: Winneshiek County
When: During times of an emergency or disaster