The group of volunteers should be prepared in advanced and should not wait until disaster strikes to prepare volunteers for response. Since One Family will mainly work with larger organizations with bigger budgets, the target manpower of the volunteer group is approximately 217 persons.
In evaluating the role of the volunteers, a clear outline of every volunteer's responsibility should be discussed. Clear positions and necessary qualifications to fill such positions should be developed. One should always remember that there is no such thing as "just a volunteer". Every volunteer should be challenged to effectively perform his/her duties and be held accountable accordingly.
The 217 long-term volunteers needed for this volunteer group will be divided into different roles and committees. ...
Each committee will consist of 40 members, two committee assistant-heads, and one committee head. Each committee will be divided into two sub-groups to divide the tasks of each committee evenly and also to act as a failsafe in case the other sub-group cannot, due to unexpected reasons, perform its tasks. Each committee will have two committee assistant-heads to act as immediate supervisors of the members, and each committee will have a committee head who will oversee the functions of the group. The over-all head will have an assistant who will aid in volunteer group oversight.
Specific Job Description and Position Requirements
Members must have good oral and written communication skills, have the ability to provide appropriate feedback, have basic computer knowledge, have work and personal skills, have good decision-making ability, have behaviors necessary to set and achieve goals, have responsibility for outcomes, have behavior consistent with professionalism, and have team attitude (Ross & Bing 2007: 370).
Members should also have attained the age of 18, hold a valid driver's license, be available to serve on disaster relief operations, with little or no advance notice, be flexible in the ability to make travel plans and serve on operations, be willing to travel by the authorized common mode of transportation, be willing and able to live and work in adverse conditions, have internet access (including an email address), successfully completed required criminal background check, provide a Social Security Number (on the application form), have received a formal education sufficient to meet the demands of disaster work, preferably at least a high school diploma or equivalent, hold a current first aid and CPR