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 Become a member of the nationwide cadre of disaster workers trained to provide compassionate, responsive service to those impacted by disasters large and small. Disaster responders assist the Red Cross in delivering mission by alleviating human suffering caused by disasters, locally through participation as a Disaster Action Team member and nationally as a trained Disaster Responder. Through training/development and field experience, responders have an opportunity to serve large scale operations within a Region, Division or across the country.
OPEN TIME DAYS
Local response commitment is based on availability and rotating on-call schedule; national response commitment requires deployments of 14 consecutive days- when activated through national response network.｠
Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
Diversity Sensitivity and Awareness
Disaster Action Team Induction
Casework Curriculum or Operational Curriculum (GAP)
Other appropriate training/development as needed for position
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Once trained may remain active as long as required training is updated and engagement criteria met.