The American Red Cross has an urgent need for shelter workers. During wildfire season in Northern California, this need is critical now more than ever.
When a fire or other disaster threatens homes, the Red Cross sets up shelters to ensure our community members have a safe place to stay. Shelter workers support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include assisting with reception & registration, ensuring meals are set up, helping with dormitory needs, disseminating information, and providing comfort when it is needed most.
Volunteers are needed to serve the community in-person before, during, or after a disaster in the current environment, which may include COVID-19.
Provide excellent client service and support day-to-day activities at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor
Follow all necessary safety procedures, including wearing personal protective equipment (masks) and ensuring social distancing
Ability to work in a Red Cross shelter for at least 5 consecutive days during Wildfire season (June-November). During these 5 days, shifts will be 12 hours long (both daytime or evening shifts available)
Complete required virtual self-paced training (4 hours of training total)
Must be 18+. Register today at www.redcross.org/volunteer
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.