How are volunteers coordinated?
People who wish to volunteer to help may be referred to these organizations (such as the American Red Cross or a faith-based organization) or they may go to a Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) that may be opened for a specific disaster.

VRCs will take requests from organizations that need volunteer assistance and also sign up volunteers that are not affiliated with a disaster response organization and match them with the organization requests. It is the emergency management office that requests that the VRC open and the Anne Arundel Volunteer Center that will open one or more centers with volunteers that are already trained to manage a VRC.

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1. What is emergency management?
2. What is the difference between an “emergency” and a “disaster”?
3. When and how is FEMA called in to assist?
4. How are volunteers coordinated?