Rotarian Sarah Chy from Marshfield Area United Way shared the Volunteer Reception Center Training being offered by Marshfield Area United Way, Wood County Emergency Management, and United Way of South Wood & Adams Counties. What is a Volunteer Reception Center? The Volunteer Reception Center team is trained to take spontaneous volunteers responding to an emergency like a natural disaster or missing person and turn them into an efficient workforce by pairing them with the best volunteer positions for their skill set. This training is an easy way to contribute to the community -- for a relatively small time investment, you are trained, ready, and able to respond and help in a moment where our community may be in greatest need and help to organize volunteers to maximize their effectiveness. 
Participants in this training will learn what a volunteer reception center is and why they are used, how to get one up and running, and what their roles are as volunteers within the VRC. The training session will be from 5:00 pm until 6:30pm and will be held at the Forward Bank Community Room in the lower level of Forward Bank in Marshfield. Dinner will be provided, courtesy of Pizza Ranch.
Sarah & the rest of the United Way crew hopes to see you there!