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ACTIVE WILDFIRE HELP - Red Cross Disaster Shelter Volunteer

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American Red Cross

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What is a Disaster Shelter Service Volunteer? We are currently in need of volunteers able to respond to sheltering needs due to the current hurricane/wildfire season during COVID-19 and following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.


Responsibilities: Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID 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 Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
Requirements:
  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • 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.
  • 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 and/or extreme cold.
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Drive in daytime and at night
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
Time Commitment:
  • MUST complete 3 hours of online training within 48 hours
  • Volunteer can live in OC but must be able to travel to San Bernardino or Riverside County (active wildfires)
  • Available for multiple shifts (6-12 hour shifts)

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About American Red Cross

Location:

600 Parkcenter Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705, US

Mission Statement

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

600 Park Center Dr.Santa Ana, CA 92705

(33.75021,-117.83655)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Complete 3 hours of virtual self-paced training within 48 hours and available for 6-12 hour shifts
  • Volunteer can live in OC but must be able to travel to San Bernardino or Riverside County (active wildfires)

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