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American Red Cross - Colorado - Wyoming Region

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Volunteer as a Disaster Action Team Member in your community!
Team Members sign up for shifts in the county they reside in.

The American Red Cross responds to a disaster every 8 minutes. This is an average of more than 62,000 disasters every year. About 50,000 (90%) of disaster responses are single- and multi-family fires and other localized events to which Disaster Action Teams respond.

  • Disaster Action Teams are ready to respond 24 hours/day and 365 days/year.
  • Disaster Action Teams are the first line to provide care, comfort and compassion.
  • When responding, volunteers go in teams of 2 or more.
  • The American Red Cross provides all the training needed and all new members are paired with an experienced member to provide guidance.
  • Being part of a Disaster Action Team is a great way to meet new people from all walks of life.
  • There are regular team meetings and ongoing training opportunities for personal growth, leadership positions and national deployments
  • As a Disaster Action Team member, there are opportunities for growth and to step into leadership roles such as a Disaster Action Team Lead or Supervisor.
  • The American Red Cross aspires to be an organization fully committed to diversity and inclusion by creating and maintaining a diverse workforce which helps to ensure culturally competent service delivery.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide timely response to disasters and assist those affected
  • Respond to disaster scenes as assigned by Team Leader
  • Meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as the need for shelter and food by providing Red Cross services
  • Complete forms related to service
  • Provide referrals to other agencies
  • Communicate to Team Leader about availability and readiness on a regular basis

Time Commitment:

  • On-Call shifts, Choose your availability on a rotation schedule.

Development Opportunities:

  • Be a valued member of a Red Cross service that alleviates human suffering
  • Enhance personal organizational and leadership skills
  • Make a positive impact on clients' lives
  • Receive training in Red Cross disaster response skills

Training:

  • Orientation to the American Red Cross
  • Disaster Cycle Services Overview
  • DAT Basics

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About American Red Cross - Colorado - Wyoming Region

Location:

444 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80203, US

Mission Statement

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itメs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Please visit our site to begin an online application:

Colorado- www.redcross.org/colorado/volunteer

Wyoming- www.redcross.org/local/wyoming/volunteer

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

444 Sherman StDenver, CO 80203

(39.72347,-104.98461)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four, 12-hour on call shifts per month. Average responses last 2-4 hours and could be daytime, evening and/or early morning hours. On call extends to weekends and holidays as well.

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