Church disaster recovery volunteer work

This is a compilation of articles which is designed to be useful for churches involving themselves in post disaster recovery work. As well as some general information on participatory disaster risk management (PDRM), there are some practical examples of inter-church recovery initiatives carried out following both the 2009 Victorian floods, and the 2011 Victorian floods.

The initial article to read is the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Diagrammatic Framework, which includes some key diagrams for those wanting to better understand how disasters work (and the responses to them!)

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We then include an article from the earlier afore-mentioned inter-church work carried out in Victoria, particularly a report on the use of volunteers. Other documents, such as the development of a Project Design Document (PDD) for funding/submission purposes, can be requested from Chris Piper.

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Finally the reader should note that bushfires are included in Module 1 of the TorqAid online, accredited, Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) program.  This focuses on training for church or agency field staff or volunteers involved in recovery initiatives, something which is, in 2020, complicated somewhat by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions.

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