To support the Disaster Services program in raising the level of knowledge in the community about preparing for emergencies, members of this volunteer team will teach youth and provide the tools to be prepared for a disaster.
-give interactive "Pillowcase Project Presentations" teaching youth ages 8-11 about emergency preparedness. These pre-designed presentations will last 40 minutes and can take place in classrooms, church groups, scout troops or anywhere else requested.
-work in pairs, using tools such as a standardized curriculum, workbook, quizzes and activities. The highly interactive presentation addresses home fire safety, a local natural hazard, psycho-social coping skills and household preparedness steps like making a plan and a kit. Students will learn about storing items that they may need to take with them in an emergency and take a pillowcase home with them for that purpose!
-have a great time in this highly interactive role, engaging and teaching youth.
This volunteer opportunity is for you if you:
-love working with kids!
-have a dynamic personality that relates well to the targeted age group of 8-11 (3rd-5th grade).
-are organized, have good time management skills and follow through on commitments.
-have excellent communication skills and strong public speaking abilities.
-are available during normal business hours as most of our presentations are done at schools.
Please Note: This is not a virtual position; there is no fixed site because we have presentations across the DC Metro area. You must live in MD, DC or Northern VA for this opportunity.
About American Red Cross - National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region
4700 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215, US
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether it's one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to a service member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.