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American Red Cross - Ohio

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Become the best part of someone's worst day! Volunteer with the American Red Cross, Disaster Cycle Services Department TODAY!

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Willingness to support the Red Cross Mission
  • Must commit to and be available to being on call to respond
  • Ensure families/individuals affected by disaster have their immediate needs met
  • Be cooperative and professional when working with teammates, clients and first responders
  • When needed conduct client interviews, assess damage in homes and provide resources to clients

Qualifications include:

  • Able to communicate between email and telephone
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Ability to provide one-on-one support to persons in crisis
  • Willing to respond as needed in challenging conditions (all weather types, long hours, stressful environments)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain confidentiality

Training is provided at no cost. The Red Cross asks that Disaster Action Team Members provide 24 hours of on-call service a month (this can vary based on area needs and location).

If interested you can apply by visiting, https://www.redcross.org/volunteer, scrolling down the page and clicking on the blue "Apply Now" words. You will be asked to set up a username and password for Volunteer Connection, the Red Cross volunteer portal. Just follow the directions from there to complete the application and background check. Have a photo ID (driver's license, passport, state issued ID) on hand, you will have to upload a picture of it to your application for verification purposes.

For question please contact Rebecca Dungee, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist at rebecca.dungee@redcross.org or at 614-395-3924.

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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

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

271 Elm StLondon, OH 43140

(39.89975,-83.44766)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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

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