Pennsylvania Volunteers

Train Together, Respond Together, Support Together


The Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. is a Butler County, PA based charitable 501(c)(3) organization and affiliated directly with the County of Butler. 


Pennsylvania Volunteers' mission is to coordinate and work in concert with all local, state and federal Emergency Management agencies as well as other professional organization recognized by the National VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster).


Our vision is to channel the power of the individual through education, training, and volunteer service, uniting as a team, to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters, resulting in safer, stronger, and disaster-prepared communities.



Pennsylvania Volunteers Milestones

2017

March 11, 2017 FCC Radio Operator License study class and examination, sponsored by the PA Volunteers –Butler Blind Association


March 17, 2017 – IRS issues tax ID number to the Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc.


March 20, 2017 – Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. is recognized by the IRS as a 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization


March 23, 2017 - Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. is incorporated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a domestic nonprofit corporation


August 14, 2017Red Cross Shelter Training, First United Methodist Church, Butler.


September 11, 2017 UPMC Stop the Bleed Training, American Legion Post 778, Lyndora


October 9, 2017Special Training on Home Emergency Preparedness –American Legion Post 778, Lyndora


November 13, 2017Special Training on Water Filtration for Emergencies – American Legion Post 778, Lyndora


November 15, 2017 – Pennsylvania Volunteers is registered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a certified charitable organization.


December 11, 2017Special Training on Pet Emergency Preparedness, and Holiday Celebration – American Legion Post 778, Lyndora


2018

February 6, 2018 – PA Volunteers with VOAD partner the American Red Cross   “Sound the Alarm” in Butler ,Pa.


February 12, 2018Hands-Only CPR Training by the Red Cross – American Legion Post 778, Lyndora.


February 24, 2018 Red Cross Shelter Management Simulation Training, sponsored by the PA Volunteers – American Legion Post 778, Lyndora.


March 12, 2018
– Special Training on Title VII for Volunteer Organizations – American Legion Post 778, Lyndora.





March 15, 2018 – Spoke at the Butler County Fire Chiefs Assoc. concerning Title VII Training.

 

March 20, 2018 – PA Volunteers information booth at the Butler County Area Agency on Aging event on Preparedness for Seniors – Butler YMCA.

 

March 23, 2018 – One-year anniversary of the incorporation of Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc.

 

March 23, 2018 – Pennsylvania VOAD votes on and approves the Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. as a Full Pennsylvania State VOAD Partner

 

March 26, 2018 –Pennsylvania Volunteers Inc. acquires our Game of Chance License

 

March 26, 2018 –Pennsylvania Volunteer worked with the American Red Cross on their Regional Red Cross Shelter Simulation held at the Emily Britton School in Butler, Pa.  

 

March 28, 2018 –Pennsylvania Volunteer members assist the American Red Cross with a Seniors to Seniors Preparedness Program in Hermitage, Pa.

 

April 14, 2018 – PA Volunteers took Day 1 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training with the Butler County FEMA Dept of Homeland Security Trainer, a member of the Butler Emergency Management. 

 

April 15, 2018 – PA Volunteers took Day 2 and CERT Graduation   Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training with the Butler County FEMA  Dept of Homeland Security Trainer, a member of the Butler Emergency Management. 

 

April 20, 2018 – PA Volunteers partnering with the American Red Cross to present Touch Only CPR and Fire Safety to the Butler Intermediate High School

 

April 28, 2018 – PA Volunteers partnering with the American Red Cross in Sound the Alarm (Smoke Alarm insulation as well as fire preparedness and fire safety in Aliquippa, Pa.

 

May 1, 2018 – PA Volunteers partnered with the American Red Cross for the Beaver Valley Power Plant Regional Sheltering Exercise in Slippery Rock, Pa

 

May 12, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Volunteers were responsible for parking at Kids’ Day America as well as an information table.    

 

May 26th - The Pennsylvania Volunteers informational and Preparedness table was set up at the Memorial Day event held by the Crosswinds Alliance Church and the Freedom Families Organization.  

 

June 1st – 3rd  Pennsylvania Volunteers shared preparedness information and gave a Touch Only CPR class with the Rotary District 7280 Conference at the Marriot in Cranberry Twp.   

 

June 12th - Pennsylvania Volunteers were an active part in the Butler County Emergency Operations, four county drill, where we were assigned to handle all incoming calls and information and relay same to the Butler County Emergency Management Director. 

 

June 13th - Pennsylvania Volunteers traveled to Harrisburg to be part of the Pa Department of Human Services, two-day, 2018 Mass Care in Pennsylvania Symposium. 

 

June 26th - Pennsylvania Volunteers attended the National Weather Service, Skywarn, training at the Butler County 911 Center. Six members became Skywarn Volunteers.

 

June 28th - Pennsylvania Volunteers met at the Armstrong Studios and audio recorded four pamphlets for the Blind Association.  Two FEMA and two PEMA pamphlets on Preparedness for the Older American, Preparedness for the Disabled and Preparedness for your Pets.   See our Resources page to listen to these recordings.