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 The Dispatcher - Duty Officer (DO) is the on-call operations lead for the Cascades Region and ensures a timely and appropriate response to emergencies that occur with the region. The DO receives the initial request for assistance from first response agencies and individuals that have experienced a disaster; coordinates the mobilization and deployment of initial responders to the disaster scene; and provides ongoing technical assistance and deployment of additional support resources as needed.
OPEN TIME DAYS Average of 4 on-call shifts per month. Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours.
REQUIRED TRAINING Job specific training is provided, free of charge, for all volunteer opportunities.