Although Ready When the Time Comes was originally, and still is, designed to provide chapters with local RWTC corporate employee volunteer teams, some corporations and other Non Government Organization partners have occasionally expressed a positive interest in deploying their employees on large, national disaster operations.
RWTC corporate volunteer employee team are encouraged to deploy beyond their unit, but we ask that they give us a work week; that is, travel on a weekend, work for five days and return on a weekend; although we’d welcome a longer commitment.
The partner and the deploying team will be fully briefed and understand the potential hardships they may encounter, including berthing in staff shelters, adverse weather and working conditions, physical and medical restrictions, as well as the need for just-in-time training at the operation. We will try to deploy teams closest to the Disaster Relief Operation first and then expand opportunities from there. The decision to deploy RWTC teams beyond the unit is ultimately based on the needs of the relief operation. We want to ensure that our partner teams have the best possible experience; and that their talents and experience are fully utilized on the operation.
Possible deployment to any disaster operation is initiated and coordinated through the affiliated chapter.
If you have a corporate team that has expressed an interest in sending a RWTC team out to one of our ongoing relief operations, contact Marcela Espinoza at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (917) 416-9004 and we will work with you and our DSHR staffing to see if we can make this happen.