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CaliforniaVolunteers Disaster Corps

Disaster Corps

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 Background:

The CaliforniaVolunteers Disaster Corps is a first-in-the-nation effort to harness the power and passion of Californians to ensure our communities are safer, stronger and more resilient. CaliforniaVolunteers developed the Disaster Corps program and the Disaster Volunteer Resource Inventory to integrate volunteer resources into the state’s emergency management system.

What is CaliforniaVolunteersDisaster Corps?

  • A cadre of 1,000 government-affiliated volunteers that meet Disaster Corps training, typing, certification, and security screening guidelines.
  • Disaster Corps volunteers represent a mutual aid resource that can be utilized statewide.
  • All program participants will have received a Department of Justice/FBI background check and First Aid/CPR training.

Disaster Corps volunteers will be registered by their local government organization under the Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program, which provides worker’s compensation coverage for volunteers.

For more information about the program please visit CaiforniaVolunteers Disaster Corps.

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How Do I Get Involved?

Thank you for your interest in the Disaster Corps Program. Currently the program is designed for the CERT Programs in San Diego County. Information on how to join will be provided to CERT Program Coordinators in the next few weeks as the details of the program are revealed. If you have additional questions about the program, please provide us with your contact information (telephone or email) and we will contact you with more information.

Stasia Place Richardson

Emergency Services Coordinator
Office of Emergency Services
Email: Stasia.place@sdcounty.ca.gov
Tel: 858-565-3490
Direct Line: 858-715-2207
Fax: 858-565-3499

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