Serve military families by volunteering as a Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) Emergency Caseworker
Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Emergency Caseworkers provide family follow-up, so the volunteer needs to be fairly comfortable calling a family who has just experienced an emergency- usually a death or illness. The caseworker calls to verify they have heard from their service member and to see if they have any other needs (providing resources and referrals if needed). Caseworkers also have to be comfortable working in a casework database (online training for this is provided).
SAF Emergency Caseworkers are "on call" to check the SAF casework queue twice a day and handle all cases that come in (Caseworkers are currently on-call for a week at a time). No military experience is required and this work can be done from anywhere remotely.
Note: this position also usually includes becoming an SAF Critical Community Services Caseworker (requires as little as an additional hour a week of volunteer time, also done remotely). These Caseworkers contact military families (usually by email) to give them basic information around critical services that Red Cross provides.
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it'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.