Student Volunteers Needed: Disaster Preparedness Skills Fair

Are you prepared

The Pinehurst Emergency Hub is looking for student volunteers to help with its Disaster Preparedness Skills Fair Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pinehurst Playground. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in community outreach and disaster preparedness.

Those in Pre-Nursing, Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Science, Environmental Science, Engineering and Communication Studies programs may be especially interested. Documentation of volunteer hours will be provided and additional opportunities – including a disaster drill in the summer – are being planned. Here are the details:

Who: You!

What: Disaster Preparedness Skills Fair hosted by the Pinehurst Emergency Hub

Volunteers will have a brief orientation before the event starts - some time to get familiar with their own skill station and then we'll run through all the stations together. There will be 10 stations/tables with volunteers teaching disaster preparedness skills (two per station). Some already have volunteers or are self-serve. The SignUp link has more information on each of the stations.

When: Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (event starts at 10 a.m.)

Where: Pinehurst Playground Shelterhouse - 12029 14th Avenue NE, Seattle

Why: The hubs are people-powered - prepared communities are resilient communities!

After a major disaster, hubs are activated at predetermined locations where neighbors and community members are likely to gather. The focus is community information sharing and helping each other instead of waiting for the city or first responders to arrive. A skills fair is the perfect opportunity to get a preview of volunteer roles in a disaster, meet your neighbors, and empower your community! And the more community members that attend, the more grant funding we can access to improve future events and hub equipment. Learn more here.