The impact of a disaster can be devastating and the American Red Cross is there to help respond. But did you know, it’s also part of our mission to help people prepare? As a Preparedness Volunteer you can help educate individuals, families, and communities on actions to reduce the risk of a disaster and prepare to respond effectively and cope with disasters when they happen.
Boots on the Ground positions to support our Home Fire Campaign, including conducting in-home smoke alarm installation and fire safety education visits
Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver adult and youth education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and life-saving hands-only CPR
OPEN TIME DAYS 5-10 hours a month
Orientation to American Red Cross
Disaster Services Overview training
Home Fire Campaign Training: Safety for Home Visits, Fire Safety and Disaster Education, and other required training.
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.
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.
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
225 Prado RoadSuite ASan Luis Obispo, CA93401
September 22, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
5-10 hours a month
6 month time commitment (participate in at least 2 Home Fire Campaign events)