Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
PLACEMENT PURPOSE Disaster Services responds to events of all types. In addition to single family home fires, American Red Cross trained volunteers respond to local disasters such as floods, tornados and hurricanes. They provide shelter, food, and health and mental health services. There is also an opportunity to assist with national disasters such as hurricanes, tornados, and floods. The core of American Red Cross disaster relief is the assistance given to individuals and families affected by disaster to enable them to resume their normal daily activities independently.
OPEN TIME DAYS Time commitment depends on the volunteers availability and specific volunteer position applied for.
Completion of New Volunteer Orientation/Disaster Services: An Overview Course. Further training determined by area of interest and specialization.