Join ADRA Cayman Islands Volunteerism

While our activities may also take us overseas, we believe that having a pool of local volunteers professionally trained will support our Purpose, Vision and Mission. Currently we have over 200 volunteers.

 

One of our main strengths is our dedicated volunteers. We know that many of you may want to get involved in our humanitarian efforts and use your skills and abilities to provide these services. We believe that all our volunteers are people who is compassionate about humanity and their role and function is critical in any disaster. During any disaster personal identification is particularly important when introducing oneself to others because people who experience natural disaster or any kind of trauma like to know who they are talking to.

 

ADRA Cayman understands this and have decided to issue an ADRA ID and T-shirt as our uniform to all volunteers to identify themselves when providing services. We want you to be safe and secure during these times. Please remember to have your national ID available when requested by Government security personnel.

 

ADRA Cayman Islands Hurricane Zones

To make your contribution easier ADRA Cayman Islands has divided our local geographical area into 12 Zones and assigned leaders to coordinate the operations of volunteers in the Zones.

 

ADRA Cayman Islands as Voluntary Agency Responder (VARS)

ADRA Cayman Islands is a member of the HMCI Committee identified as Voluntary Agency Responders (VARS). The VARS Committee is chaired by the Red Cross.

The role of VARS is to: 

  • To provide Volunteers to assist in shelter operations and management.
  • Assist in the distribution of food, clothing, water and other items to all districts.
  • Maintain close coordination with the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) with the utilization of all resources.
  • Provide volunteers with food preparations and post-disaster events.
  • Coordinate all activities of volunteer agencies responding to support the Cayman Islands National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC).

 

ADRA Cayman Islands Volunteer Form

If you are interested in joining ADRA Cayman Islands, please fill out the attached form and submit it to: secretary@adracayman.org. where the ADRA Executive Officer/s will review your application. 

ADRA Volunteer Form: https://bit.ly/adravolunteerform

 

Other Useful Information

  1. For further hurricane preparedness, please visit the Hazard Management Cayman Islands website http://www.caymanprepared.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/hmchome.

Hurricane Preparedness Power Point Presentation: https://bit.ly/3dXWNLa

Cayman Islands Hurricane Shelters 2020: https://caymanresident.com/live/disaster-preparedness/hurricane-preparedness/hurricane-shelters

ADRA CAYMAN HURRICANE PREPAREDENESS OPERATIONAL PLAN

ADRA Cayman considers hurricane preparation as a critical process to minimize the risk associated with such natural disasters. To control the potential hazards and risks before, during and after a hurricane, ADRA Cayman has developed an organizational structure to manage each stage. The Organization Chart shows the relation between the Cayman Islands Hazard Management, Cayman Islands Conference and ADRA Cayman Executive Committee and its Volunteers.

 

 

STAGE 1:  BEFORE THE DISASTER

  • By May 1st, Each Year: ADRA Cayman Executive Committee send out the Cayman Islands Government Hurricane Preparedness Plan to the Cayman Islands Conference Communication Team publication on its website and other forms of media.
  • By May 1st, Each Year: Cayman Islands Conference Communication Team publishes the list of all Hurricane Shelter on their website and uses other forms of media to communicate with the public including volunteers

ADRA CAYMAN OPERATIONAL PROCESS

  • ADRA Cayman Executive Committee communicates with the Cayman Islands Conference as it relates to its operational strategies as the need arises.
  • ADRA Cayman Executive Committee communicates with the Cayman Islands Hazard Management Team concerning the implementation of its Hurricane Plan including Training of its Volunteers.
  • ADRA Deputy Director of Operations manages all ADRA supplies and Coordinates all financial supports under the management of ADRA’s Fund Raising Committee.
  • ADRA Cayman Executive Committee select Area Coordinators and Zone Leaders to manage the distribution process.
  • ADRA Cayman Executive Committee Identifies Zone Areas and Hurricane Shelters to assign volunteers in all districts.
  • ADRA Executive Committee assigned Area Coordinators and Zone Leaders to the various districts.
  • ADRA Executive Committee distributes ADRA ID to Volunteers.
  • Area Coordinators and Zones Leaders meet and identifies specific streets in the districts to assigns volunteers.
  • Area Coordinators assigns Zone Leaders and volunteers to Hurricane Shelters.
  • ADRA Executive Committee ensures that all basic personal emergency supplies such as masks and gloves are available to all volunteers.
  • ADRA Executive Committee communicates to Cayman Islands Hazard Management the need for Personal Protective Equipment for Volunteers as required in accordance to with the level of risks.
  • Cayman Islands Hazard Management supplies ADRA Volunteers with Personal Protective Equipment for High risks areas.
  • ADRA Executive Committee Health Specialist delivers Sanitization Training for all ADRA Volunteers.

 

STAGE 2: DISTRIBUTION PROCESS

ROLE AND FUNCTION OF REPRESENTATIVES, AREA COORDINATORS AND ZONE LEADERS

  • ADRA Representative must communicate work with the Area Coordinators and Zone Leaders to manage the distribution process by providing updates as required by each district. This includes a list of technical skills that is needed to assist persons during the distribution process.
  • Area Coordinators and Zone Leaders must meet at the Hurricane Shelters and await information from Shelter Managers to start the distribution process.
  • Area Coordinators and Zone Leaders verifies that all ADRA Volunteers are wearing their ADRA T-Shirts and ID prior to start distributing emergency supplies
  • Area Coordinators follow up with Zone Leaders on the progress of the distribution process to make sure that volunteers are assigned in accordance to the high risk needs during the restoration process.
  • Area Coordinators and Zone Leaders maintain records of supplies distributed as required by Cayman Islands Hazard Management.
  • Area Coordinators communicates with the ADRA Deputy Director of Operations on a daily if there are logistical issues associated with the distribution process and under his/her guidance takes actions to improve the process.

 

STAGE 3: RESTORATION

  • Under the guidance of ADRA representative the technical skills team will help as far as it is reasonably practicable to persons whose shelter has been greatly affected.
  • ADRA Executive Committee will conduct briefing sessions with Area Coordinators, Zone Leaders and Volunteers to get feedback on operational issues to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the distribution and restoration process.

This Plan will be reviewed as we work to improve our operations.

We have published the following Hurricane information and we strongly encourage you to review both to help and your family to prepare for the hurricane season.

 

Other Useful Information

  1. For further hurricane preparedness, please visit the Hazard Management Cayman Islands website http://www.caymanprepared.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/hmchome.
  2. Hurricane Preparedness Power Point Presentation: https://bit.ly/3dXWNLa
  3. Cayman Islands Hurricane Shelters 2020: https://caymanresident.com/live/disaster-preparedness/hurricane-preparedness/hurricane-shelters

Solicitation of Funds and Donations

ADRA Cayman Islands is committed in upholding the ethical values that are consistent with good principles while soliciting.  We believe that our reputation is critical in maintain good fiscal reporting. The following guidelines are published for your information.

  1. Before you can donate using our website we request that you review your information to make sure that you are submitting the correct amount of contribution and all personal data submitted is current with the card you are using.
  2. If your card is lost or stolen please contact your provider.
  3. If you want to make a standing order, please check to verify that the amount you are giving is stated correctly. If you have decided to stop your standing order, please notify your bank provider, or email us info@adracayman.org  so we can better manage our financial commitment.
  4. All check must be made payable to Cayman Islands Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).
  5. All monetary donation you give is deposited in a prescribed local banking account which is registered with the Government of the Cayman Islands.
  6. ADRA Cayman Islands operates within the financial regulations of the Cayman Islands Government including authorization to solicit funds from local and international bodies as prescribes in the Cayman Islands Government Non- Profit Organization Regulations (Revision 2020).
  7. All payments made through our website is duly monitored by our Financial Controller who is a registered Executive Officer with the Government of the Cayman Islands and authorized under the NPO Certification.
  8. ADRA Cayman Islands exercises due diligence in managing any donations to make sure that your contribution shall be used in accordance with our NPO stipulations and will be guided by our Purpose, Vision and Mission.
  9. ADRA Cayman Islands has an established Fundraising Committee which consist of five (5) volunteers and is chaired by the Deputy Director of Operations. Their main role is to manage the solicitation of funds or the donation of any property by persons for the use of ADRA Cayman’s Mission and Vision. It is particularly important to note that no member related to the Seventh Day Adventist Church or ADRA Volunteer or any other organization is authorized to solicit funds or properties without submitting their request to the Fundraising Committee for discussion, decision and implementation.
  10. All volunteers of ADRA Cayman has an ADRA issues ID Card and must wear their ID and produce it upon the request of the donors or any volunteer soliciting on behalf of ADRA Cayman Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Does ADRA only help Seventh Day Adventist?

Answer:  No. We do not have projects in which we believe that only one group must be helped. If we do that others who might be need will be neglected and such action does support our Purpose, Vision and Mission. If you read our Motto, it clearly states that we “People Before Things, Working for Humanity.” Where the word Humanity means anyone.

2) Can ADRA help me with financial aid?

Answer: No. ADRA is not  structured to provide individual financing , our objective is to work with the community to assist in disaster by providing social care, professional help, food supplies, water and other commodities and to help you through the crisis.

3) Does ADRA offer scholarships?

Answer: No. ADRA provides training for communities to assist them when a crisis occurs and to improve their lifestyles.

4) Can I donate materials to ADRA?

Answer: While ADRA accepts material, unsolicited goods, like used clothing and canned foods tend to hinder the quality donated and we advised persons who wish to donate to contact projects@adracayman.org as part of our quality assurance.

5) What is the best way I can donate to ADRA?

Answer: Monetary contributions makes it easer for us to purchase supplies for immediate relief such as food, water, medical supplies, and temporary shelters. This provides for the quick distribution of relief because items can be purchased.

6) How can I become an ADRA Volunteer?

Answer: Go to our website and select Engage and fill out our electronic form. We are always looking for persons who have the passion to help others.

7) Does ADRA Cayman financial operations audited?

Answer: ADRA Cayman Islands must submit annual returns to the Government of the Cayman Islands as required by our NPO Certification, and we are also subjected to be audited by the Cayman Islands Financial Authority which is an external agency.

If you need any further information on our operations and structure please review our policies on our website: www.adracayman.org