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.
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.
(Current, unencumbered drivers license) in at least one of the following professions
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Medical Doctor (MD)
Doctor of osteopathy (DO)
Physicians Assistant (PA)
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
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.
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
Service to the Armed Forces
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.