It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
Location: This is a virtual position Purpose: Provide off-site support to Disaster Action Team members during local responses with the goal of mobilizing a team of volunteers to respond within 2 hours Responsibilities: Commit to availability during on-call shifts Verify fire incidents with local fire departments Use DCSOps tool to dispatch Responders to local incidents Serve as off-site point of contact for DAT Responders and Trainees throughout the response, and ensure fiscal tools are loaded. Inform Duty Officer of complex or large disasters and mobilize support as needed Inform Disaster Public Affairs Responders of incident responses Represent the American Red Cross by operating within established procedures and guidelines and ensure their observance by team members during responses Act in ways consistent with the American Red Cross Mission and Fundamental Principles Clearly, appropriately, and professionally communicate with DAT members, paid and volunteer staff, and community partners Complete all necessary training courses (see Training Section below) within first year of service Regularly attend DAT Dispatch meetings/conference calls Qualifications: Reliable access to Internet during on-call hours Reliable access to telephone during on-call hours Familiarity with policies, regulations, and procedures for local disaster response and services Team leadership and organizational skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated initiative and ability to make decisions within established guidelines Ability to effectively communicate and delegate tasks in stressful situations Training: Disaster Services: An Overview (1 hr online) Disaster Action Team Orientation (3 in person) Direct Client Assistance Fundamentals (30 min online) Dispatch Workshop (3 hr in-person) Handling a Crisis Call (1 hr online) DCSOps Training Videos To Apply for this position please email Angie.Roske@redcross.org or go to redcross.org/volunteer to begin the application process
Verbal / Written Communication
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 18
Minimum of 4 on-call shifts/month
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