The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about 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.