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American Red Cross - Central California

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Join us for a Red Cross Virtual Volunteer Fair!

Be ready to help your neighbors and community in times of need.

Your time and talent can make a real difference in people's lives. Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to victims of disaster, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it's through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things!

Join us in our new virtual format, via video conference, to learn about Red Cross volunteer opportunities + how you can help during COVID-19. Join us Thursday, August 20th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Register at Redcross.org/ccrvolunteerfair


If you have any questions, please email shelley.ragsdale2@redcross.org

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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

Thu Aug 20, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

5035 Gilmore AveBakersfield, CA 93308

(35.38944,-119.05822)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Case Work / Management
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Red Cross volunteers are asked to volunteer a minimum 20 hours a year
  • Access to internet and computer is required for this training opportunity

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