High Country Disaster Virtual Volunteer Fair - Burke County
American Red Cross
Title: High-Country Disaster Virtual Volunteer Fair- 10/28/20
Date/Time: Wednesday, 10/28 from 12-1 pm
Location: Virtual; Microsoft Teams
Join Red Cross’ upcoming High-Country Disaster Virtual Volunteer Fair on Wednesday, 10/28 from 12-1 pm to learn how to help your neighbors and community in times of need!
Last year, Red Cross disaster volunteers responded to over 100 home fires in the High-Country area. Before the busy winter home fire season, Red Cross is seeking 39 additional disaster volunteers to join the team in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.
Volunteers are needed to join their local Disaster Action Team to respond to disasters including home fires to provide comfort, hope, and resources to those impacted, and to assist virtually as a Disaster Casework Volunteer to help individuals and families recover after a disaster.
The virtual session will include:
- An Overview of Red Cross
- Disaster Response in the High-Country Area
- Disaster Volunteer Opportunities
- How to Get Started as a Volunteer
RSVP required by 10/27. RSVP by visiting: tinyurl.com/HighCountryRSVP
Participants can join the session via computer or phone. Instructions to join the session will shared after you RSVP.
- Must be 18 +
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Complete online training
Note: Due to COVID-19, Disaster Action Team procedures have been modified to include enhanced precautions and provide mostly virtual support to ensure the safety of our volunteers.
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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.
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.