There are many volunteer groups who play a critical role in the delivery of disaster relief and recovery services. From rescue operations to mitigation of widespread damage, these groups are highly mobile and can either be formed on the spot by a city or community or can be a more formalized organization with training expectations and other requirements. There are also issues of liability. What if the volunteer is injured or killed while providing assistance? What if the assistance provided causes harm to the recipient? After all, people in an emergency situation are often not able to exercise caution, take their time, make reasoned decisions, have adequate resources, or any of the other things that we might take for granted in a less fraught situation. Propose a plan for organizing a volunteer emergency response group. Do some research on how you might put together a community emergency response team as temporary government employees--Google "setting up a community emergency response team". What specific types of emergencies do you think the group can assist with? What are some recommendations for setting up an effective team and ensuring the quality of the volunteers? End with a discussion of the liability your group will have in case of accidental harm caused to the people you are serving.