The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Office of Emergency Management, and United Way of Monmouth County have launched a recruiting campaign to seek volunteers who can assist in the staffing of evacuation shelters during emergencies. This program is being conducted through a Memorandum of Understanding that was entered into by both agencies in August of 2012 in an effort to increasingly engage other Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD’s) into the County Emergency Operations Plan.

The concept of this proactive initiative is based upon the Office of Emergency Management’s desire to build and strengthen public private partnerships while engaging organizations that are crucial to emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation, in support of the mission to protect life and property.

The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the United Way of Monmouth County, will hold an information and registration session on June 21, 2014 from 10 A.M. until noon. This session will be held at the Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management located at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold, NJ 07728.

At the informational session, volunteers from faith based organizations, civic groups and individuals will be provided with an overview of the training and commitment required to ensure a successful outcome.

Please come out and see what it takes to become a volunteer within your county.

For more information and to register for the information session, please contact Kaarina Romero, Volunteer Center Manager for United Way of Monmouth County at 848-206-2042 or at kromero@uwmonmouth.org.