If you answered yes to these questions, then the American Red Cross, NEEDS YOU! Disaster Sheltering Volunteers will volunteer in-person at shelters before, during and/or after a large-scale disasters (such as hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, etc.). These volunteers complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance and comfort to 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.
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
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, www.redcross.org/volunteertoday.
If you want to talk with a Volunteer Specialist for more information you can reach out to Becky Dungee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
We'll work with your schedule.
Fairfield CountyLancaster, OH43130
October 7, 2020
Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
Basic Computer Skills
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Must commit to a 2-week deployment between now and the end of the year. Check with your employer some offered paid leave to help with disaster response.