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Educate today's youth to prepare for emergencies as a Disaster Preparedness volunteer

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American Red Cross - Central California

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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

REQUIRED TRAINING

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.

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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
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

225 Prado RoadSuite ASan Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(35.2538,-120.66669)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 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)

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