Provide 24/7 Disaster Assistance in Local Communities


(33.96979,-118.24682)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Variable throughout Los Angeles CountyLos Angeles, CA 90001

Disaster Action Team assisting clients at a house fire site in Koreatown, May 2016

About

American Red Cross Los Angeles Region has 5 volunteer responder teams that are on-call 24/7 throughout the Los Angeles County. We are looking for individuals with strong interpersonal and communications skills, who exemplify the core values of American Red Cross and are passionate about humanitarian service to join our immediate disaster assistance team to respond to local disasters throughout Los Angeles County from Lancaster to Long Beach.

Requirements:

  • Ability to make weekly commitment to supporting Disaster Cycle Services
  • Available for a minimum of 50 hours of training a year (Approx. 4 hours a month)
  • Access to a vehicle and willingness to travel throughout LA County for trainings and responses
  • Flexibility and problem solving skills in stressful situations
  • Patience and empathy
  • Eagerness to learn
  • Comfortable working in a team environment but also able to work independently when necessary
  • Willingness to take direction, feedback and coaching
  • Experience using computers and information technology to perform business functions
  • Seeking opportunities to learn different disaster related activities/skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Skills

  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • People Skills
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12 hours / week
  • Available for 50 hours of training / year

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