Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November. Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes. The Shelter Service Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person in a Red Cross shelter.
SHELTER SERVICE ASSOCIATES Work in person at a Red Cross mass care shelter before, during and/or after a disaster
Support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc.
Provide compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment
Must be 18 (+)
Requires: Ability to build effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Physical ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods, including climbing stairs and can lift/transport supplies up to 20 pounds multiple times per shift
Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training
Expectations: Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours
Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack!
Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses
Deployment arrival: "in process" with Staff Services
Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter
Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other
ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally
How to get started Complete the online application at www.redcross.org/volunteer
Questions?? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click this link to register to learn more: https://bit.ly/HurricaneDeploy
About American Red Cross - Western Missouri Region
211 W. Armour Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111, US
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.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itﾒs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.