Be a DIGITAL VOLUNTEER! We are looking for 25 people who would be interested in attending the following courses as part of the HSEM Digital Volunteer program. The courses (no cost) offered by the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (University of Hawaii) will be held during daytime hours in late winter or early spring here in the County. Persons completing these courses will be also invited to participate in the US/Canadian CAUSE IV cross border experiment to be held this spring.
Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (8 hours)
This course focuses on the use of social media in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The course defines social media and its uses and identifies the tools, methods, and models to properly make use of social media in the context of disaster management and provides the information and hands-on experience necessary to help the participants’ social media disaster plans.
Social Media Engagement Strategies (8 hours)
This course will prepare participants to engage individuals and volunteer organizations through social media, especially in the context of disaster preparedness and response. Through this course, participants will learn how to develop content that engages their audiences and turns their words into action throughout the disaster cycle. Participants will learn about social media engagement techniques, individual and organizational roles in crisis communication and as a Digital Volunteer.
1- Participants must bring a wi-fi enabled device (laptop preferred).
2- Participants must have both a Facebook and Twitter account.
3- Participants must be able to post test messages to these accounts.
For further information or to express interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 810-989-6325.