Selected resources related to higher education involvement in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery:
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Directory of Community Emergency Response Team Programs by State.
The Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines, enabling them to use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership based organization that serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response, and recovery —to help disaster survivors and their communities.
Disaster Volunteer Organizations
AmeriCorps – do a quick search to find a program involved in disaster relief
American Red Cross – contact your local Red Cross about volunteering
AmeriCorps Alums Disaster Response – fill out the availability form online
Salvation Army – find ways to get involved
Serve.gov – locate volunteer opportunities
HandsOn Network – fill out your volunteer skills profile to connect your skills with disaster relief needs
Disaster Recovery Course Models & Disciplinary Resources
Rebuilding Vermont; Community Engagement in Disaster Preparedness and Relief
By: University of Vermont
Learn how the University of Vermont created a service-learning class (in less than a week) to support recovery from Hurricane Irene in 2011.
By: Pennsylvania Campus Compact
Prepare your campus to respond to disasters by utilizing this resource. The manual covers topics such as emergency management, community partnerships,
Art Became the Oxygen: An Artistic Response to Disaster
US Department of Arts and Culture
This free guide provides tools for artists, emergency management agencies, funders, policy makers, and communities responding to natural and civil emergencies using art.
Discussion Materials – Preparing For and Recovering From Disasters
By National Issues Forum
A series of disaster preparedness and recovery discussion materials produced after hurricanes Katrina and Rita and available as free downloads.