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AMERICAN RED CROSS

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Join us to answer the call when your neighbors need help

Most of the 60,000 emergencies that the Red Cross responds to each year are local, personal disasters like home fires. They may not make the news, but we know they are just as devastating to the families affected. Trained and available, Disaster Action Team volunteers are ready to respond to these emergencies, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From offering a shoulder to cry on, to meeting any immediate needs for shelter or supplies, to connecting people with long term recovery services, our volunteers ensure that families don’t have to face tough times alone.

Many disaster action team volunteers share these life experiences and skills:
  • Team-oriented
  • Availability and flexibility for at least 4-6 hours per week
  • Bilingual
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Empathetic and compassionate
  • Disaster response experience
  • Can remain calm and patient during stressful situations
Disaster Action Team volunteers help local families cope with emergencies.

Home fires and other disasters can occur any time, any place. As a Disaster Action Team volunteer, you’ll provide emotional support, financial assistance, and information to help families begin the process of recovery. After your initial training, your shifts will include responding to emergencies within 2 hours, night or day, rain or shine, either on the scene or coordinating remotely to provide immediate compassion and care. With experience and further training you can take on leadership and response coordination roles to have a wider impact. At the same time, you’ll be developing skills that you may choose to apply to larger-scale disaster response efforts with the Red Cross.

Looking for a Team of 2 in Gate City/Scott County Virginia. Great Opportunity for Couples Wanting to Volunteer Together.

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About AMERICAN RED CROSS

Location:

2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, 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.‚Äč

Description

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.

Community
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Gate CityGate City, VA 24251

(36.6423,-82.5936)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Case Work / Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable
  • Background Check to Be Completed by and Paid for By the American Red Cross.

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