Join the Disaster Action Team & respond to local disasters (St. Croix County)

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American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

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Become a Red Cross volunteer and assist in the mission of alleviating human suffering caused by disasters. The #1 disaster the Red Cross responds to is a house fire. Disaster Response Volunteers (Disaster Action Team) train and respond to local communities immediately after a disaster. They provide emergency disaster assistance and hope to individuals and families affected by the disaster.

Responsibilities:
Respond to local disaster when activated & work on-scene with family immediately following the disaster

When activated, ability to respond immediately, often in personal vehicle

Provide disaster assistance as appropriate and outlined in the Response Guidelines

Work professionally with clients, first responders and Red Cross Code of Conduct and Confidentiality policies

Attend regularly scheduled Disaster Cycle Services Volunteer meetings

Qualifications:
Availability to respond at variety of hours with own personal transportation

Ability to respond to phone calls in a timely manner

Strong empathy skills

Able to maintain confidentiality with client information

Open-mindedness and sensitivity to diversity

Enjoy work as a team member

Basic computer & internet skills

Comfortable working in stressful situations

Able to handle multiple tasks and assess incoming information quickly

Ability to lift & carry 25 pounds

To apply, please visit: www.redcross.org/volunteer

If you have questions, please contact Sarah at sarah.luth@redcross.org or (608) 347-8791

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

505 3rd StreetHudson, WI 54016

(44.9869,-92.7551)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Disasters can happen day & night. A disaster response can take 3-4 hours. Number of responses vary per month based on urban vs. rural geography.

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