VOLUNTEER INDUCTION PROGRAMME (VIP)
The VIP provides an induction into volunteering with MERCY Malaysia, with an introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard, Code of Ethics, good volunteering practice and more for all newly registered volunteers. VIPs are typically held at least four times a year. Click here for the VIP schedule and registration.
BASIC MISSION TRAINING (BMT)
Being deployed on a humanitarian mission requires expertise, experience, physical and mental strength. Our 4-day BMT prepares new volunteers for what could possibly happen during a mission, and the best ways to counter challenging situations. BMTs are typically held at least twice a year. Click here for the BMT schedule and registration.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TEAM (EMT) TRAINING
MERCY Malaysia boasts an Emergency Medical Team that can be deployed within 24 hours from the onset of a disaster, and operate onsite for up to four weeks. This state of readiness is made possible with EMT Training, a 3-day, 2-night intensive workshop on medical emergency relief during a disaster. The training prepares volunteers for the setting up of a Level 1+ Field Hospital and/or Child Friendly Spaces, mobile clinics and more. The EMT Training is typically held once a year. Click here for the EMT schedule and registration.
PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID (PFA) TRAINING
PFA is an evidence-based approach to help reduce distress and reduce the intensity of an individual’s emotional, mental, physical and behavioural reactions to a crisis. PFA Training is typically held 3-4 times a year, where participants can learn not just what to do but also what to avoid when managing someone who had just undergone a crisis. Click here for the PFA Training schedule and registration.
The Humanitarian Lab serves as a common platform for experts, researchers and advocates to discuss, research and develop strategies in responding to refugee management in Malaysia. The lab applied strategic frameworks, database and basic principles to reflect and further advocate its agenda and to push for political will in advancing the cause. Two Lab sessions have been conducted, themed ‘Rohingya in Malaysia’, with the second culminating in the presentation of a Resolution submitted to the Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail.
HUMANITARIAN LAB 1.0
Date: 12 December 2017
Venue: Swiss Garden Hotel
No of participants: 100
Focus areas: Protection; Education; Healthcare; Repatriation and shelter; Youth and Leadership; Family matters; Vocational Training & Human Resource
HUMANITARIAN LAB 2.0
Date: 5 January 2019
No. of participants: 250
Focus areas: Protection and Documentation; Access to Education; Healthcare
HUMANITARIAN LAB 3.0
Date: 12 February2020
Venue: UiTM Shah Alam
No. of participants: 80
Focus areas: Climate Crisis, Impact on Health, Displacement, Mitigation