A video of each will be up (just said 5 hours to go...lol)...but a few highlights of the talk to the general public. I will put up highlights of the business one as well, but it will be a while (have to make a test for tomorrow).
(I am adding some things that came up in other conversations as well)
Started with a history of HODR
Volunteering does three things
- Helps those in need
- Gives hope to those who need it. (shows you care)
- Helps the volunteer to grow and develop new skills and network
* when going into a disaster site (and I would add to just about anything) go into it with an open mind and be flexible.
* Giving feedback is important. Volunteers want to see what they did had value and donors want to know the impact of their giving.
* Nightly/daily meetings are important for many reasons. They increase transparency, get everyone on board, allow others to see what got done, address potential problems, and act as a training/orientation for new people. (I would also add they are often my favorite part of the day. So when you get a chance, participate in these!)
* He then discussed how assessment when deciding on whether to deploy or not is done at HODR and why "number of schools damaged/destroyed is such a good measure"
* volunteering broadens your point of view
David then gave some advice:
- Be skeptical and critical when you read. Don't just take it as truth.
- Include what is the right thing to do and what you want to do in any job consideration. Do not just look at income.
- Build a circle of friends that you trust.
- Trust is a valuable asset. Protect it.
He ended with a Q&A session.
Thanks for coming David! As I said, the video will be up soon.