Risk of Absence: Local Volunteerism and Social Capital
Session Lead: Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong
Recent disasters have shown us the crucial importance of social connections in community resilience and risk planning, but this remains a difficult topic to plan around. How do we measure social capital, engage and successfully amplify the impact of local volunteers, and promote connectedness within our communities? This session uses presentations and discussion to examine the effects of local volunteerism and social engagement. The goal of the panel is to advance the conversation on methods for empowering community capacity and building local connections to promote innovative and collaborative solutions for disaster response and risk management.