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Burke County Disaster Recovery Team Member (Virtual)

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American Red Cross

  • 2 people are interested

In the period following a life-changing disaster including home fires, our clients can depend on Red Cross Recovery Team Members call them to ask, "are you doing okay?", guide them through their recovery planning, and refer them to the community organizations that can help meet their particular needs. Recovery Team Members may also offer additional ARC resources, including Red Cross Health Services, Disaster Mental Health Services, Service to Armed Forces assistance, and upon request, caseworker advocacy for certain situations.

Recovery Team Members:

· Conduct client interviews, follow-up conversations, and assess qualifications for direct client assistance

· Utilize Red Cross’ Client Assistance System 2.0 to document the assistance and services provided in the client record according to standards

· Provide clients with information and referrals to community partners

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About American Red Cross


100 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC 28804, 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, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;
...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


The Community of Burke CountyMorganton, NC 28655



  • Disaster Relief Call Center
  • Safety & Disaster Education
  • Disaster Response


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 9 hours of training...... An active Recovery Team Member can commit to as few as 4 hours a week following up with 1-2 affected families -- or be very involved with opportunity to help up to 40 hours a week
  • · Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross · Strong client focus · Kindness, compassion, and resourcefulness · Ability to work well as a member of a team · A sense of urgency and an awareness of the need to provide

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