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Disaster Sheltering Volunteer - Deployment

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American Red Cross - Ohio

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Have you ever wanted to help during a disaster?

Do you have compassion to share with someone who has had to leave their home?

Are you willing to travel to help set up shelters for evacuees?

Disaster Sheltering Volunteers will volunteer in-person at Red Cross shelters before, during and/or after a large-scale disasters (such as hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, etc.). They complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance/comfort for disaster clients. Disaster Sheltering Volunteers participate in the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, cleaning, set-up/tear-down and so much more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Following worker safety procedures for working in a Covid-19 environment
  • Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross
  • Providing excellent client service
  • Supporting the daily maintenance of the shelter operation
  • Following the directions of and providing feedback to the Shelter Supervisor
  • Using the Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
  • Completing the required virtual self-paced training


Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to handle stressful situations
  • Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication
  • Lift/carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift
  • Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity or extreme cold
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person
  • Basic computer skills are needed
  • Drive in daytime and at night
  • Willing to complete required virtual training, in a timely fashion
  • Understand that there may not be ready access to electricity and cell/wifi connectivity
  • Ability to sleep in a shelter situation on cots - should the need arise
  • Conflict management skills (a plus)
  • People skills and relationship building skills (a plus)

All training is provided via the internet and at no cost to the volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position and want to apply or would like more information visit, https://bit.ly/readytodeploy.

If you want to talk with a Volunteer Specialist for more information you can reach out to Becky Dungee at rebecca.dungee@redcross.org.

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About American Red Cross - Ohio

Location:

995 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205, 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.

Description

We're in local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. When emergencies strike, people need help. A fire leaves a family homeless. A heart attack threatens a life. A tornado flattens homes, schools and businesses. A military family needs to be connected. A young child needs a blood transfusion. They need the Red Cross.

How do we empower so many of our neighbors to respond to emergencies? By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We can't turn heartbreak into hope without your help!

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Highland CountyHillsboro, OH 45133

(39.20229,-83.61159)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Housekeeping
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must commit to a 2-week deployment between now and the end of the year

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