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What is NDRMVP?

The National Disaster Risk Management Volunteer Programme (NDRMVP) seeks to bring under one (1) umbrella, volunteers from various institutions across the island to render service in the pre and post-impact phases of a disaster. The mission of the programme is to strengthen the response mechanisms and build the capacity of volunteers, towards enhancing the preparedness, response and recovery efforts through the education and training at the community and parish levels.

Who is a NDRM Volunteer?

NDRM Volunteer is an individual that possesses skills-sets that include but are not limited to DRM, who is willing, able and available without monetary contributions, to contribute to the development of a resilient nation and community by giving their time, knowledge and skills.

Purpose & Objectives of NDRMVP

The purpose of the programme is to identify and empower, competent and committed individuals who exhibit genuine interest and willingness to assist in emergency situations.  Such individuals once identified and the requisite agreements signed will support the existing Emergency Preparedness and Response Mechanism during a disaster.

The objective of the NDRMVP is to:

  • Support the local community/parish mechanism in response and recovery during and after emergencies.
  • Provide a coordinated and collaborative approach to volunteerism in the field of Disaster Risk Management (DRM).
  • Assist with the preparedness and mitigation, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts

Am I Eligible to Become a Volunteer?

  • Persons 18yrs and older.
  • Jamaican nationals or legal residents of Jamaica
  • Persons with high respect for humanity and the environment.
  • Persons with high levels of integrity and professionalism
  • Cooperative and willing work with others towards achieving a common goal
  • Willing to lend service without prejudice
  • Able to maintain composure in challenging and complex situations

Advantages of Becoming a Volunteer

  • Building relationships
  • Learning or developing skills
  • Sharing your skills and expertise
  • Obtaining professional experience
  • Contributing to national service and national development
  • Making a difference in the lives of fellow citizens