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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross of Western New York

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HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED FOR DISASTER SHELTERS!

If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license, the Red Cross needs your support. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health. RN's supervise all clinical tasks.

Roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. We need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters. This could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.

Qualifications:

  • Valid and unencumbered driver's license
  • Background check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Online training (FREE- provided by the American Red Cross)
  • Must be available to deploy in- or out-of-state for at least 2 weeks (10 days) at a time
  • Willing and able to volunteer in-person in a COVID-19 disaster shelter
  • Supervisory roles require 2+ years of professional supervision experience

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About American Red Cross of Western New York

Location:

786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209, 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.‚Äč

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Community, Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

786 Delaware AveBuffalo, NY 14209

(42.9057,-78.87281)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be available to deploy in or out of state for at least 2 weeks (10 days) at a time.
  • Willing and able to volunteer in-person in a disaster shelter. For Health Services Shelter Workers, a current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions: RN, LPN, LVN, EMT*, Paramedic*, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN

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