OVERVIEW: Emergencies challenge National Societies to deliver services to vulnerable people in confusing and difficult conditions. One key aspect of the National Society’s capacity to deliver such services is the capacity to mobilize and manage volunteers. The sudden nature and complexity of emergencies means that National Societies require robust volunteer management systems in place prior to emergencies in order to be able to deliver services when required. This session will introduce the main areas of work of volunteering in emergencies: before, during and after with practical examples from the volunteering directors from Mexico and Guatemala. Presented in Spanish
PURPOSE: Introduce the main concepts in Volunteering in Emergencies in the context of hurricane preparations.