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.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
The Disaster Spiritual Care Responder provides disaster spiritual care support to individuals and families who have been impacted by a disaster. Positions open in Prince Georges, Montgomery, Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria counties as well as DC.
You will: * Assist disaster clients to utilize their own spiritual resources, values and faith in the midst of crisis, regardless of one's faith tradition. * Participate in local responses, such as providing support to a family who has experienced a house fire. * Be involved in preparedness efforts, such as the Home Fire Campaign or community disaster education. * Assist the chapter in developing partnerships with local faith-based organizations. * Facilitate long-term recovery for clients by providing spiritual and emotional support, and connection to local resources. * Be available for staff who request spiritual care support.
You are: * A disaster spiritual care provider from a National VOAD member organization; OR * A professional or Board-certified chaplain; OR * An endorsed leader in a local faith community