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Red Cross NEEDS Disaster Shelter Volunteers for Wildfire/Hurricane season!

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The American Red Cross - Southern California Region

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A Disaster Shelter volunteer works in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and interacts with clients to ensure their needs are met. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter, which can include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information or other areas within a shelter.

Responsibilities:

  • May include providing support to one or more of the following areas within the shelter:
    • reception
    • registration
    • dormitory
    • feeding
    • information
    • supply
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients
  • Complete the required virtual self-paced training (3.5 hours of training total)
Requirements:
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event.
  • Ability to work in a continuously changing environment in which work priorities may change frequently.
  • Comfortable interacting with people from various diverse background whose lives have been disrupted and many are presenting immediate needs.
  • Comfortable working in a team environment as a frontline worker under the direction of a Supervisor
  • Ability to lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times per shift.
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
  • Ability to climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Ability to speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Ability to work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Valid Driver’s License (if deploying)
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Available to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)



Contact: Karla Legorreta, Recruitment Specialist at Karla.Legorreta@redcross.org (714) 380-7263 (text ok)

1 Shift

  • 12:00 AM to 11:45 PM
    Shifts are 8-12 hours long. Shifts are created and available when shelter opens.(choose which shift you'd like)
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The American Red Cross - Southern California Region

Location:

600 Parkcenter Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705, US

Mission Statement

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Multiple locations Laguna Beach, CA 92652

(33.54411,-117.78201)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Community Outreach
  • Disaster Response

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Available for 5 days (not consecutively) to sign up for 8 or 12 hour shifts when shelter is opened
  • 3.5 hours of online self-paced training

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