Do you have an interest in serving as a UF emergency shelter staff volunteer? If so, you are invited to attend one of two shelter management classes UF’s Department of Emergency Management is hosting on Monday, May 7. (Details can be found below.)
This effort supports the university’s commitment to providing shelter space primarily for UF students, faculty, staff and their families during hurricanes. While UF is seeking faculty and staff to join the company of trained shelter managers, there is no shelter service obligation associated with course completion.
Most people in the Gainesville area shelter in their home if there is an emergency; however, those residing in flood-prone areas or manufactured housing should have a plan to stay with family or friends during tropical weather. During major threats such as hurricanes, UF maintains the capability to activate emergency shelters to serve the UF community needs. Additional details on sheltering and hurricane preparedness are available in the Hurricane Survival Guide or at emergency.ufl.edu.
Those interested in becoming a trained shelter manager to assist at UF shelters during major threats may attend one of the two sessions below:
UF Emergency Shelter Management Training (EHS826) details