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Centralised coordination of spontaneous emergency volunteers: the EV CREW model

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Abstract


  • This paper presents a case study of

    Emergency Volunteering - Community

    Response to Extreme Weather (EV CREW).

    EV CREW is a best-practice model for

    centrally coordinating spontaneous

    volunteers who respond during emergencies.

    The model was developed by Volunteering

    Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation

    and the peak volunteering body in

    Queensland. The case study outlines the

    EV CREW model, with particular attention

    on intended outcomes for community

    resilience and emergency management.

    It presents spontaneous volunteering

    as an empowering and legitimate

    component of recovery and resilience

    and, when coordinated appropriately, it

    adds value to recovery, is rewarding for

    volunteers, and reduces associated risks

    for volunteers, recipient organisations and

    communities. It also emphasises that central

    coordination does not replace traditional

    emergency management volunteering

    nor informal helping behaviour and

    emergent volunteerism. Instead, models

    like EV CREW extend existing emergency

    management arrangements to increase

    the variety of ways available for people to

    contribute to emergency management and

    disaster recovery.

UOW Authors


  •   McLennan, Blythe (external author)
  •   Molloy, Julie (external author)
  •   Whittaker, Joshua
  •   Handmer, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • McLennan, B., Molloy, J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. (2016). Centralised coordination of spontaneous emergency volunteers: the EV CREW model. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31 (1), 24-30.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84957695991

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1298&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/294

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 24

End Page


  • 30

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This paper presents a case study of

    Emergency Volunteering - Community

    Response to Extreme Weather (EV CREW).

    EV CREW is a best-practice model for

    centrally coordinating spontaneous

    volunteers who respond during emergencies.

    The model was developed by Volunteering

    Queensland, a not-for-profit organisation

    and the peak volunteering body in

    Queensland. The case study outlines the

    EV CREW model, with particular attention

    on intended outcomes for community

    resilience and emergency management.

    It presents spontaneous volunteering

    as an empowering and legitimate

    component of recovery and resilience

    and, when coordinated appropriately, it

    adds value to recovery, is rewarding for

    volunteers, and reduces associated risks

    for volunteers, recipient organisations and

    communities. It also emphasises that central

    coordination does not replace traditional

    emergency management volunteering

    nor informal helping behaviour and

    emergent volunteerism. Instead, models

    like EV CREW extend existing emergency

    management arrangements to increase

    the variety of ways available for people to

    contribute to emergency management and

    disaster recovery.

UOW Authors


  •   McLennan, Blythe (external author)
  •   Molloy, Julie (external author)
  •   Whittaker, Joshua
  •   Handmer, John (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • McLennan, B., Molloy, J., Whittaker, J. & Handmer, J. (2016). Centralised coordination of spontaneous emergency volunteers: the EV CREW model. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 31 (1), 24-30.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84957695991

Ro Full-text Url


  • https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1298&context=smhpapers1

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers1/294

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 24

End Page


  • 30

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia