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American Red Cross - Ohio

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Do you have a little spare time?

Would you like to meet new people and make friends?

Do you want to help members of your community when they need it most?


If you answered yes to these questions, we need you as a Disaster Action Team Member! Disaster Action Team Members work as part of a team to provide 24-hour response to local disasters, primarily house fires, ensuring victims have basic necessities such as shelter, food, and clothing. Become the best part of someone's worst day!

Volunteer with the American Red Cross, Disaster Cycle Services Department TODAY! Currently, many of the response activities are being done remotely though there is some opportunity for in-person activities.

Responsibilities:
Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
Has access to RC Care and can directly enter case data.
Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and
communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicates scheduling conflicts with DAT
Leadership.
Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.

Qualifications:
Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross
Remains current with all required training.
Able to respond reliably when on call.
Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures.
Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems and online interfaces.
Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground,
adverse weather, etc.
Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene.
Ability to take direction from steady-state and operational leadership.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Training is provided at no cost. The Red Cross asks that all Disaster Action Team Members complete all essential training and volunteer a minimum number of hours a month.

If interested you can apply by visiting, https://www.redcross.org/volunteer, scroll down the page, and clicking on the blue "Apply Now" words. Just follow the directions from there to complete the application and background check.

For questions please contact Rebecca Dungee, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at rebecca.dungee@redcross.org.

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About American Red Cross - Ohio

Location:

995 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205, 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

We're in local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. When emergencies strike, people need help. A fire leaves a family homeless. A heart attack threatens a life. A tornado flattens homes, schools and businesses. A military family needs to be connected. A young child needs a blood transfusion. They need the Red Cross.

How do we empower so many of our neighbors to respond to emergencies? By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We can't turn heartbreak into hope without your help!

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

Wed Aug 18, 2021 - Tue Nov 16, 2021

WHERE

995 E. Broad StColumbus, OH 43205

(39.96479,-82.97397)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 24 hours of service a month in the form of on-call shifts (this can vary based on location or needs in the area)
  • Reliable transportation

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