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Disaster Preparedness The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

UTSON Guidance for Requests to assist at Shelters for Wild Fire Evacuees

September 8, 2011

Students may volunteer, as a private individual, on their own time with the Red Cross or at other shelters (such as churches). Students will not be excused from class to volunteer. As individuals, nursing students are not representing UTSON, and thus, should not wear their UTSON nametags.

This volunteer link is provided as a courtesy: American Red Cross of Central Texas.

Faculty who wish to take prepared nursing students into shelter situations, under their direct supervision, will need to work with Elizabeth VanderMeulen to pursue an affiliation agreement with Centex Red Cross.

Faculty who choose to have students participate in shelter experiences should notify Carolyn Mueller (Co-Chair of SON Disaster Committee), for assistance.