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Volunteer from Home: Join our Recovery Casework Team and help families find hope after disasters

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American Red Cross - Central California

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PLACEMENT PURPOSE
Support the disaster recovery of individuals, families, and communities through the activities of Casework and Recovery Planning following a natural disaster, such as a home fire.

TIME COMMITMENT
Flexible hours, work from home, or your local Red Cross Office

REQUIRED TRAINING ( all training is on line and provided by the American Red Cross)
* Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
* Recovery Services: An Overview
* Casework and Recovery Planning Fundamentals
* Direct Client Assistance Fundamentals
* Meet the Client: What is a Family?

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About American Red Cross - Central California

Location:

1300 W Shaw Suite 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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. The American Red Cross Central California Region serves over 4.2 million residents throughout 11 counties: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura.

Description

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installation and fire safety education visits, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Client Facing Help Our Clients - Your role could be working with a family after a home fire, helping people locate loved ones after a war or natural disaster, or assisting military families with emergency communications and other services. This work can be emotionally draining but also deeply satisfying as you provide aid and comfort in someone’s time of need.

Lead the Way - "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or joining our Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story - Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. Your role could be to represent the Red Cross at community events, work with your local media, or tell Red Cross stories through marketing, social media, or photography.

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1300 W Shaw Suite 4BFresnoFresno, CA 93711

SKILLS

  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible, typically 10 hours per month
  • Commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross. Be a kind, caring, resourceful, and knowledgeable volunteer.

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