Even before thousands of typhoon victims could recover from the devastation brought by Ondoy, another super typhoon has already entered the Philippine area of responsibility. We can only pray typhoon Pepeng would not cause as much damage as Ondoy…
Aside from volunteers who will help in the repacking of goods, social welfare and development authorities are requesting assistance from individuals, group of friends, corporations and organizations and even families who have the desire to contribute knowledge, skills, time and resources.
Authorities are needing the services of people (elder volunteers) who can provide advice and comfort to victims of disaster. Experts call it stress debriefing session.
From what I’ve heard about disaster victims, it may take months or years before survivors can fully recover from the physical and emotional trauma caused by the tragedy.
Stress debriefing session allows survivors to ventilate or pour out his or her feelings and fears to lessen his emotional burden.
For those who are willing to serve as volunteer may visit www.dswd.gov.ph. Click the icon on Bayanihang Bayan Volunteer Registry to know about the program and fill-up the DSWD Volunteer Registration Form (VRF).
The registry of volunteers is part of the national data base of volunteers for disaster operations and facilitate the deployment of appropriate volunteers to an emergency or disaster operation.
Now, do you have what it takes to be a volunteer?