Every day, the American Red Cross assists people who face disasters. Shelter response team members support local response activities to provide care and comfort to communities impacted by a natural disaster. Activities include providing food, shelter and comfort to community members in need. Thanks to our volunteers, the Red Cross is able to respond to our communities at a moment’s notice.
Why is the role important?
Our wildfire shelter response teams are there to provide care and comfort to our communities while displaced during disasters. As wildfire season approaches, we have altered our response methods to abide by the guidelines established by our local public health departments and the CDC to best protect the safety of our clients, volunteers and staff during COVID-19. Natural disasters can strike at any moment, and we are working to prepare our communities in case that happens.
16+ years old to get trained (need to be 18 to deploy)
Attend 1 shelter team update virtual meeting per month
Provide 5 to 14 days of on-call availability per year (preferably during Wildfire season June-November)
About American Red Cross of Northern California Coastal Region
1663 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, 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 its 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.
We'll work with your schedule.
2731 N. 1st StreetSan Jose, CA95134
August 27, 2020
Safety & Disaster Education
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
**Approximately 12 hours of online training **14 days of in-person availability during wild fire season (June-November)