AAACERT Volunteers Contribute 625 Hours to Coronavirus Pandemic Response

Twenty-five Anne Arundel-Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team (AAACERT) members have contributed more than 625 hours of volunteer service to the county and to the City of Annapolis, supporting the response to COVID-19 in the past month. April is National Volunteer Month, a time to celebrate the work that volunteers do year-round.

Volunteer Opportunity – Homeless Shelter Support

NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVATION OR FUNCTION OF AAACERT.  IT IS A REQUEST FROM A NON-PROFIT FOR VOLUNTEER SUPPORT. If you choose to volunteer, please follow the directions below. VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENT: Support to non-profit extended Homeless Shelter (Crownsville/Annapolis Area) TYPE ASSIGNMENT: Type 2 Volunteer (Support to Non-Profit Organization with County assistance) REQUESTOR: Arundel House of Hope (AHOH) (nonprofit organization) REQUEST: One volunteer Shelter Aide per shift to assist Shelter Manager with water, coffee, snacks, phone, admin support, etc LOCATION: Bay Area Community Church, 884 Chesterfield, Annapolis (Crownsville), MD DURATION: Daily, Starting MON 3-30-20 through MON 4-13-20  Three shifts:  Day 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Swing: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM   Night: 11:00 PM – 7:00 […]

Volunteer Role Players Need – Washington DC, Emergency Management Exercise

As part of Mayor Bowser’s goal to make DC the safest big city in America, the District will host the “District of Columbia 2015 Full Scale Exercise” on Thursday, December 10, 2015. Several District agencies will participate in the exercise, which will simulate a hazardous materials event, to assess the District’s emergency response capabilities. The exercise will be conducted at multiple locations throughout the city and will focus on first responder, emergency operations center, and shelter operations. A key to making this exercise a success is the availability of individuals willing to act as volunteer role players and victims on the day of the exercise. These “actors” will portray individuals impacted by a simulated incident, such […]

Training Opportunities – Online

Social Media in Emergency Management #SMEM August 12, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET Presented by Corey Mulryan, Associate and EMSS Coordinator, Hagerty Consulting Agencies and jurisdictions must know how to use social media in real time during disasters. We will show you how to use social media tools effectively to communicate and collaborate with your targeted audiences. Don’t miss this interesting and fun presentation! To register for this training, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6547152306268116482 Management of Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers Training September 2, 2015, 2:00-4:00pm ET Presented by Ken Skalitzky, Emergency Management Director, Volunteer Florida Disasters often evoke an outpouring of individuals wanting to be a part of response and relief activities.  These individuals, although well-intentioned, are rarely trained […]