In an emergency, Vermont may need a hand – how about yours? (This is an ongoing program that many people may not have heard about before – but Irene has highlighted the need and its usefulness!)
The Vermont Emergency Response Volunteers program (VERV) is a network of trained volunteers ready to assist in Vermont’s emergency response activities. VERV volunteers can sign up to work alongside local district health offices and regional and statewide volunteer organizations in the event of a disaster or public health emergency.
The VERV Registry System is a tool used by the member organizations so that they may utilize the system to collect their volunteer’s contact information and skills and be able to send alerts to their volunteers when needed.
Find out more – or register to be part of VERV – on the Vermont Department of Health website, http://healthvermont.gov/emerg/verv/index.html.