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Urgent Need: Disaster Shelter Service Associate (Gaston County)

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American Red Cross

  • 5 people are interested

American Red Cross needs you NOW! Due to the current active hurricane and wildfire seasons along with the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross continues to need thousands of volunteers to care for people in communities who have been struck by disaster. We have an urgent need NOW for Red Cross Shelter Volunteers.

Disaster Shelter Service Associate duties/requirements include:

- Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID-19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster

- Complete training and tasks necessary for shelter operations

- Provide assistance to disaster clients

- Provide excellent customer service while working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter

- Embody the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross

Training: All training is available online 24/7. To become a fully trained Red Cross Shelter volunteer you will need to complete five (5) hours of training. Training should be completed within two (2) days once it is assigned to you.

Time Commitment: Red Cross Shelter Volunteers should expect and plan to deploy (most likely to a hurricane or wildfire) following completion of training. Deployment means traveling (Red Cross arranges travel and pays expenses) to a disaster area for a minimum of 14 days working between 8-12 hour shifts.

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About American Red Cross


2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203, 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.


Vision Statement

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


190 S. Oakland StreetGastonia, NC 28052



  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Delivery
  • Transportation


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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