The American Red Cross responds to natural disasters by opening shelters. We evacuate residents and need volunteers to help serve food, communicate, manage logistics, reception/registration, dormitory, in-kind donations, transporting supplies, managing red cross vehicles, distributing supplies, etc.
Complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance to evacuated residents.
Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID-19 environment
Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders and partners
Providing excellent client service and support the daily maintenance of the shelter operation at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor
Using the online Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
Completing the required virtual self-paced training (3 hours of training total)
Must be 18+ years of age
Bilingual (Spanish, Vietnamese, etc.) preferred but not required
Willing and able to volunteer in person in a disaster shelter
Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents.
Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community.
Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication.
Possibly lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift. Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
Possibly walk on uneven terrain.
Possibly work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
Possibly climb two or more flights of stairs.
Possiblywork for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
Possibly drive in daytime and at night
Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
MUST complete 3 hours of online training
Availability to sign up for shifts of your choice (shifts are 4 -12 hours long)
Text, Email, Call: Karla Legorreta, Recruitment Specialist at Karla.Legorreta@redcross.org (714) 380-7263