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When Disaster Strikes -- Deploy as a Disaster Worker

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American Red Cross - Cascades Region

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Be ready to help your local community!

Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now to be a Ready Red Cross Shelter Volunteer so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!

We will need volunteers to help support emergency shelters by staffing different areas including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, and other vital tasks. We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available.

This position supports disasters all throughout the United States. Those interested in this position must be able to deploy within 24-48 hours of getting the "call to deploy" and commit to serving for a 14-day deployment. Travel, Lodging, and Food will be arranged for all volunteers.

Will you be ready to roll up your sleeves and help?

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About American Red Cross - Cascades Region

Location:

3131 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97227, 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.

Description

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 an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family 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.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Portland and Surrounding AreasPortland, OR 97209

(45.5267,-122.68805)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Food Service

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be able to commit to a 14-day deployment
  • Willing to deploy withing the United States

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