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Shelter Service Associate, Be Ready when Disaster Strikes!

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American Red Cross of Southeastern PA

  • 4 people are interested

Disaster Health Services Association is a temporary position designed for volunteers to work in person before, during, and/ or after a disaster event this hurricane/ wildfire season. Volunteers in this role provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents as needed.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on care for shelter clients to include but not be limited to assistance with activities of daily living, wound care incontinence care, and assist with functional needs.
  • Provide health education, health assessments, and determine if a higher level of care is needed.
  • Assist clients to replace prescriptions, durable medical equipment, or consumable medical supplies.
  • Advocate for client needs with Disaster Health Services supervisor.
  • Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
Required Qualifications
  • (Current, unencumbered drivers license) in at least one of the following professions
  1. Registered Nurse (RN)
  2. Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  3. EMT
  4. Paramedic
  5. Medical Doctor (MD)
  6. Doctor of osteopathy (DO)
  7. Physicians Assistant (PA)
  8. Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  9. Advanced Practical Registered Nurse (APRN)

  • Minimum 18 Years Old
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in COVID-19 disaster shelter before during and/ or after a disaster event
  • Availability to sign up for consecutive days (4, 8, or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 4 hours of self-paced virtual training required for the position.

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About American Red Cross of Southeastern PA


2221 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 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 offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities -- including:

  • Biomedical/Blood Services as an Screener, Ambassador or Driver
  • Disaster Cycle Services as a Responder (locally and/or nationally) or Recovery Caseworker
  • Emergency Preparedness as a Smoke Alarm Installer or Youth Educator
  • Logistics
  • Community Outreach
  • Volunteer Services
  • Service to the Armed Forces
  • Administration
Over 90% of what we do is done and led by amazing Red Cross Volunteers! Join our team. Meet new friends. Learn new skills. Help where and when it is needed most. All based on your interests and availability.

Crisis Support


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • EMT
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Varies
  • Licensing as referred to in description

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