Volunteer Reception Center

Volunteer Alexandria is looking for volunteers who can help run a Volunteer Reception Center (VRCs), should a disaster or emergency affect the Alexandria community. These VRCs provide a central location where spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers can go to be placed in volunteer positions to assist with disaster recovery.

VRC Training Opportunties

Volunteer Alexandria conducts a series of Volunteer Reception Center Orientations and Tabletop Exercises for disaster volunteers at Volunteer Alexandria.

VRC Orientations
A high-level overview presentation consisting of what a VRC is, how it is staffed and operated, and the role it plays under the City of Alexandria's Emergency Management Plan.

VRC Orientation and Tabletop Exercises
These VRC Orientation and Tabletop exercises are intended to provide diaster volunteers an opportunity to learn the roles and responbilities of VRC volunteer staff and to practice processing Spontaneous, Unaffilated Volunteers. 
For more information and to participate in these trainings, click here or send email to emergencyresponse@volunteeralexandria.org or 703-836-2176.