The Department of Disaster Management DDM) recongnises that volunteerism is one of oldest response mechanisms used in disaster situations and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, hence the spearheading of an online initiative. It is also recognised that the first response, both spontaneous and organised, generally comes from local communities. As such vlounteers constitute a very important resource to to the disaster management mechanism in Virgin Islands.
The VI Volunteer Programme Open to all domiciled residents of the Virgin Islands and those visitingn our island for 6 months or more. To be eligible for active memebership, persons should be between 18-50 years old,n possess a community spirit and be committed to using his or her ablilities to enhance disaster management in the Virgin Islands.
The online Registry can be accessed via the Department's website at www.bviddm.comor directly using the link http://188.8.131.52/BVIVolunteers/. Persons interesting in becoming part of the volunteer Registry and who are not able to access the online registration can contact Cecil Jeffrey, Community Relations Officer at 468-4200.