Volunteer WV
Volunteer WV

Disaster Service Programs

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Volunteer and National Service Response 
During large scale disasters such has the 2016 Flood and COVID-19 Pandemic, we help to mobilize national service members, such as AmeriCorps, VISTA and NCCC teams, to help respond. We also partner with West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster​ to share and promote volunteer opportunities on our website for community volunteers.​ ​


Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates local volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Trained CERT members can help themselves, their families, and those nearby during an incident, and can assist and support first responders. You can be ready, CERT can help get you there. Join a CERT program near you, or for more information contact Gina Namay, Gina.L.Namay@wv.gov

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Ready WV 
Ready WV is a multi-media communications campaign and an online tool that helps West Virginians know what to do before, during, and after an emergency. The program provides easy access to basic information on how to prepare for emergencies, as well as information on local and statewide disaster preparedness trainings and events. In addition, ReadyWV posts current disaster news and information on its website and social media platforms, helping to keep West Virginia residents informed. ​Learn more at http://www.ready.wv.gov​.