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American Red Cross of Central California

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PLACEMENT PURPOSE Opportunities in Kern, Inyo, Mono
To receive calls from Emergency Response agencies requesting Red Cross assistance and dispatch the Disaster Action Team member to respond.

OPEN TIME DAYS
Availability to serve on-call on a rotating schedule. You pick your schedule.

REQUIRED TRAINING

Orientation to the American Red Cross (1.5 hours)

Disaster Services: An Overview (1.5 hours)

Shelter Operations & Basic Food Safety (online classes)

Disaster Action Team Workshop (3 hours)

CAS 2.0 Online Training (3 classes)

On the job training as necessary.

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About American Red Cross of Central California

Location:

1300 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Types of volunteer opportunities may include:

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installations, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Working behind the Scenes positions include Keep the Red Cross Running -- Your role could be administrative/office support, scheduling shifts for your fellow volunteers, or logistics management to ensure disaster relief operations have the necessary supplies and equipment.

Lead the Way -- "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or support local Red Cross services by joining an advisory board or the Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story -- Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. By getting our message out, you'll educate people in need about how we can help, while attracting volunteers and donors to the mission.

You can make a difference today at by becoming a volunteer at redcross.org/volunteer

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5035 Gilmore AveBakersfield, CA 93308

(35.38944,-119.05822)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Disaster Response
  • Public Advocacy
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability to serve on-call on a rotating schedule.

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