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 To work as part of the Disaster Action Team (DAT) receiving and verifying requests for disaster assistance, deploying DAT members to verified disasters, and serving as liaison for DAT teams in the field and support staff.
OPEN TIME DAYS
Minimum of 24 hours per month (3 shifts in 8hour blocks, 6 shifts in 4hour blocks, one 24hr block, etc).
The hours offered to volunteer are generally from 5:00 p.m. through 8:30 a.m. during the week and 24 hours/day on Saturday and Sunday.
These shifts are \"oncall\" meaning that during any given shift you are scheduled for, you must be ready to remotely deploy teams of volunteers to respond, most of which are home fires.Example: In a given month, you select to be oncall for 3 shifts of 8-hour blocks.｠ You may be called zero times, or you may be called three or more times, depending on the number of fires in the area during your shift. But you have to be ready to respond.｠
Flexible, as you can choose your own shifts throughout a given month.