When volunteers join us in disaster zones, to help those in need, at minimum, we provide on-the-spot safety and response orientation.
Volunteers don't need a résumé with previous disaster experience or any formal training prior to volunteering with NECHAMA. However, we do encourage preparation and training because in a disaster a little extra knowledge can go a long away!
Our curriculum is designed to provide volunteers with information and practical skills they need to be safe, effective, and make a real difference in disaster response.
Anatomy of a Disaster
An Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery
Flooded Structure Clean-up
Learn how to safely and effectively respond to floods and our process for helping restore people's homes
Chainsaw Classroom Session
Safety, Use & Maintenance of Saws
Chain-saw Field Practicum
Prerequisite: Chainsaw Classroom Session
Hands-on Guidance Clearing Storm-Damaged Timber
Equipment Operation, Safety, and Field Maintenance
Learn how to safely operate and do basic maintenance on our most frequently used equipment