Volunteer Protection Act of 1997 Discussion
Provide a synopsis of the Volunteer Protection Act.
– What protection does this act provide?
– Any major omissions in coverage from the volunteer’s perspective?
– Does participation in a NVOAD agency provide any benefit to the volunteer?
– Any benefit to the Incident Command organization?
APA style, 500 words .
Reading material :
Perry & Lindell chapters 5, 6 (attached)
Ciottone Chapter 45 (attached)
Volunteer Protection Act (VPA) – This is not a big document.
The next one is from FEMA. Don’t get nervous. The file is only 20 pages.
National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster – nvoad.org
The Ciottone chapter provides a good background to the many issues we must consider involving volunteers in disasters. You will find the VPA fascinating – it is a very important document and you will refer to it often during the masters. Breeze through the NVOAD website – a great organization.