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American Red Cross - Greater New York Region

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  • This position is only available to applicants 18 years of age and older. TRAINEE POSITION IS FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS BEFORE THEY BECOME FULL RESPONDERS!

    Description: This exciting Metro NY North Disaster Action Team (DAT) Trainee volunteer position enables you to directly help your community recover from disasters such as residential fires (post-emergency), brush fires, and other emergencies.

    Responsibilities: You will learn how to conduct disaster relief fieldwork which includes providing assistance ranging from emergency food, clothing, shelter, and limited financial support. Duties include conducting damage assessment of affected dwellings to determine habitability and using established processes to accurately & confidentially collect client information.

    Additional duties may include:

    • Assisting in maintaining the readiness of disaster response vehicles and related equipment.
    • Supporting the Mass Care function, including assisting with mass feeding operations.
  • Time Commitment Flexible. Four shifts per month, on-call from your home, either during the day or evening; exact times vary.
  • Qualifications

    Qualifications/Physical Requirements/Other:

    • Must be comfortable with basic data entry, and be able to lift 10-40 lbs. repeatedly, climb stairs, work in a potentially smoky and damp environment with little light, and stand or walk for extended periods of time in all types of weather.
    • Must be comfortable with periods of downtime while waiting to be dispatched.

    Skills Needed:

    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)
    • Problem solving and active listening skills
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • Should know basic Microsoft Office applications
    • English fluency; Multi-lingual a plus!
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Cultural sensitivity
  • Requirements
    • Red Cross Orientation
    • Disaster Cycle Services an Overview
    • Client Assistance System
    • Disaster Action Team Workshop
    • On the job training working with experienced disaster responders
  • Purpose This exciting Metro NY North Disaster Action Team (DAT) Trainee volunteer position enables you to directly help your community recover from disasters such as residential fires (post-emergency), brush fires, and other emergencies. Currently open to those living in any areas within the Metro NY North Chapter territory.

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Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

American Red Cross135 Crotty RoadMIDDLETOWN, NY 10941

(41.45902,-74.346146)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • four (4 hrs shifts/month)
  • MUST HAVE A CAR!

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