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Disaster Management & Emergency Response

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Giselle Mendez

on 4 July 2015

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Transcript of Disaster Management & Emergency Response

The VCTT Model
IN THE BEGINNING:
YOUTH FOR CHANGE
WHY A VOLUNTEER CENTER?
All opportunities for VOLUNTEERING should be accessible to each and every citizen
NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP
OF THOUGHTFUL, COMMITTED CITIZENS
CAN CHANGE THE WORLD.

INDEED . . .

IT IS THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS!
THE VOLUNTEER CENTER OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Volunteer Today. Change Tomorrow ...
Crime
Give citizens a platform to have a voice
Promote a CULTURE of volunteerism, social responsibility & active citizenship
To fill the GAP between citizen and government
Strategically coordinated centralised effort for volunteer/ resource management
Create a society of actively engaged citizens who are NOT SPECTATORS but ACTIVATORS in community development activities
THE VCTT MODEL
CUSTOM VOLUNTEER INITIATIVES THROUGH STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Caribbean Volunteer Network
Center for Social Entrepreneurship Development
CENTRAL DATABASE FOR MANAGEMENT OF ALL VOLUNTARY ACTIVITY
T&T Socio-Economic Context
KEY SUCCESSES
Since our official launch in June 2012, over 1500 volunteers have registered to date
Official Soft Launch at the T&T High Commission in London, April 2013
Official VCTT trip to Haiti in April 2013 to assess opportunities for volunteer engagement
The ability to match volunteers with projects that match their skillsets / interests / passions
KEY PRIORITIES
Capacity Development
Financial & Organisational Sustainability
Implementation of Full Time Staff
EMERGING BEST PRACTICE MODELS
VOLUNTEER REGISTERS VIA WWW.VCTT.ORG
INTERACTIVE PROCESS FOR VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT
T&T Coordinating Team
VCTT Overseas Networks - USA
VCTT Overseas Networks - UK
Pollution
CHILD WELFARE
POVERTY
HEALTH CARE
WEALTH DISTRIBUTION
HOW DO WE ACTIVATE CITIZENS AROUND THESE ISSUES?
The first 2 Saturdays of EVERY MONTH except January , December & Public Holidays
VOLUNTEER INTERVIEW
VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION


> Certificate of Good Character
> 2 References
> The Last Saturday of every month except for December & Public Holidays
VOLUNTEER ALLOCATED TO PROJECT
VCTT MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
VCTT INCENTIVES
ASSOCIATE LEVEL VOLUNTEER
> V-ID

> Short term commitment

> One-off activities e.g. beah clean up

> Do not receive V-Awards / V-Benefits
BRONZE LEVEL VOLUNTEER
> V-ID

> Long term commitment

> 200 Hours must be achieved in 2 years in Trinidad / Tobago based organisations

> Participates in V-Awards

> Receives a V-Card

SILVER LEVEL VOLUNTEER
> V-ID

> Long term commitment

> 250 Hours must be achieved in 2 years in Trinidad & Tobago based organisations

> Participates in V-Awards

> Receives a V-Card

GOLD LEVEL VOLUNTEER
V-ID

> Long term commitment

> 30 Hours of voluntary service must be achieved in no less than 3 Caribbean countries

> Participates in V-Awards

> Receives a V-Card

VOLUNTEER RETENTION
PLATINUM LEVEL VOLUNTEER
> V-ID

> Long term commitment

> Full autonomy to create, develop & execute community based volunteer project

> Participates in V-Awards

> Receives a V-Card

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS
Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme' 15
Alzheimer's Association of T&T Memory Walk
Diego Martin Floods
Rethink's International Day of Happiness 2015
Hampton International Games2013
PLOTT Sports Day' 15
Nature Seekers Beach Clean Up 2015
Fishermen & Friends Of The Sea
REACT
Santas Train Ride
ITNAC
ITNAC
Red Cross Anniversary Soft Launch
Habitat 4 Humanity Training
Starlite for Humanity Foundation
THE 2 CENTS MOVEMENT
Cuso International Volunteerism Symposium
2013 & 2015
PRESENT DAY
30 member volunteer staff team
2014 - 2015
Training & Study Tours for Internal Team
KEY ACTIVITIES 2015
THE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
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