When an emergency occurs, many non-indifferent people, in addition to professional rescuers and physicians, naturally strive to get involved. These people are called spontaneous volunteers. Throughout the world, these people help, for example, to strengthen the shores during floods, clear roads from snow in the winter, provide infantry and clothing for refugees, sift through remains



Emergency preparedness and response is one of the strategic priorities of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society (URCS). When an anthropogenic or natural disaster, a social or military emergency occurs, the coordination of the actions of the employees and volunteers of the local branches of the national society is important. Everyone should understand the role of


Representatives of civil protection institutions learned to manage teams of rescuers-volunteers

The representatives from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU), members of civil society organizations and local public authorities, as well as representatives of local firefighters and rescuers from 7 localities in the Republic of Moldova, have learned to manage volunteer rescue teams in emergency situations. On June 21 the delegates participated in the training


Volunteer Management in Crisis Situations – Conference

Volunteer Management in Crisis Situations – Conference June 12 @ 10:00 am – June 13 @ 8:00 pm Ordinary people are at the heart of crisis response. They fight fires. They provide first aid at big events. They bring critical supplies in a snowstorm. They open their community centres to care for evacuees. They pump


ProVoice International Expert Workshop in Bulgaria

On 20 and 21 March, 2019 the ProVoice International Expert Workshop took place in the National Training Centre of the Bulgarian Red Cross, near Sofia, Bulgaria. It gathered representatives of the project partners, together with representatives of the civil protection authorities from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, and supported by experts from the Red Cross Societies


Volunteer Management Handbooks and Guidelines

Carter, W. N. (2008). Disaster management. A disaster’s manager handbook. Asian development bank. A comprehensive handbook on disaster management including chapters on training and public awareness. READ HANDBOOK Points of Light Foundation (2018). Leading in the times of need. Disaster volunteering in the modern era. A short guideline on disaster responses Contains improvements on traditional


Belarus Volunteer management workshop

On January 25, 2019 a volunteer management workshop took place in Minsk in the context of the project “Promoting the role of volunteers and the population in Civil Protection” (ProVoice). The meeting aimed at specification of the training module objects as well as the way it is going to be implemented in the field of