Training is hard. Responding to disasters is harder. However, the most challenging part of maintaining a Citizen Corps Program is maintaining records that tell your program’s story. As a Program Manager or Team Leader, it is necessary to maintain documentation that identifies your volunteers, their levels of training, and activities that they have participated in. By telling the story of your team in terms of volunteer hours and activities, the region can justify requesting additional funds to support the sustainment of CERT, MRC, Fire Corps, Neighborhood Watch, and VIPS programs. Knowing where to start can be a challenge and, for this reason, the HOTCOG Homeland Security Division offers a number of templates that can be downloaded, modified, and used by your team to better document your volunteers and activities.
Below are a number of downloadable resources that can be modified for use by your Citizen Corps program. You can download the resource by clicking the link below.
- CERT Basic Course Coordination Worksheet
- Instructor Info Sheet
- Module-Course Evaluation
- Quarterly Evaluation Form
- Quarterly Reporting Form
- Volunteer Application Form
- Volunteer Training Record