United Way of Snohomish County is assisting with a countywide effort to establish a sustainable volunteer management plan for our county in the event of a disaster. If a large natural disaster occurs in our county, the Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) will be a mobile headquarters for organizing spontaneous unaffiliated volunteers. To see an example of a VRC at work, you can view this video about the Volunteer Reception Center in Joplin, Missouri.
For Snohomish County’s VRC to be effective, we must have a trained volunteer leadership team in place. VRC Leadership volunteers:
- Are selected for a 2 year term, 3 volunteers per position
- Attend 4 quarterly trainings and drills per year
- Will be prepared to open the VRC in the event of an emergency
United Way of Snohomish County convened a committee of community members to determine the qualifications of each position, and together with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, is now managing the recruitment and screening of qualified volunteers.
Leadership Position Roles and Responsibilities
Download a comprehensive PDF with all of the responsibilities assigned to each leadership position.
Leadership Position Qualifications
Download a comprehensive PDF with all of the necessary qualifications for each position side-by-side.
Leadership Position Nominations
Nominate yourself, a friend, a colleague, or a family member for a VRC leadership role by
Friday, March 15. Nominees will be invited to an informational session and tour of an Emergency Management facility.