Vetting is a process of examination and evaluation, generally referring to performing a criminal background check on an individual. The verification process confirms current addresses and checks all publicly available national criminal and sexual predator databases. Based on the results of these checks, if passed, a VV ID number is assigned and can be linked to volunteer’s Social-Media (SM) "Alias's" (Twitter®, Facebook®, and Mobile Phone SMS number).
Citizens who wish to become vetted are provided a path to virtual validation. VolunteerVetting.com is used as a tool to expedite social media requests for information, help or assistance, and for sharing their vetted status with local response entities. One of the most recognized common challenges in response to the need for volunteers is knowing who they are. Preapproved organizations will have access to a database of "Vetted" localized volunteers to assist in responding to disasters in their area.
Vetting empowers member organizations such as Faith-Based, Non-Profit, Non-Government Organizations, Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire Departments, Ambulance Services and Emergency Operation Center's to recognize each of the vetted volunteers within the social media chain of information. Organizations responding to citizen requests at the local level will know who they are sending out to assist people in need during a disaster response, based on the VolunteerVetting.com "VV ID" number. A request coming from known sources versus request for help from anonymous sources has become a desired step in the adoption of SM at local area levels for proactive disaster preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
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