Health Services Volunteers for Red Cross Seasonal Readiness Campaign in Norfolk County!
NORFOLK COUNTY RSVP
With an above-average hurricane season predicted, and COVID-19 travel restrictions in place nationwide, the Red Cross is looking for more local volunteers to meet the need.
o Volunteers are especially needed in Sheltering (Supervisor and Service Associate positions).
§ The Red Cross will be placing those needing a safe place to stay in emergency hotel lodging whenever possible.
· If hotel stays are not possible, the Red Cross is prepared to open a traditional shelter following CDC guidelines to protect residents against the threat of COVID-19
§ Responsibilities may include work in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory and information collection.
§ Potential volunteers must be ready for the physical demands that working in a shelter bring, including the need to stand or sit for two-hour periods, walk for two miles in a shift or work outdoors in inclement weather
Licensed medical specialists are strongly encouraged to volunteer in Health Services (Supervisor and Service Associate positions)
§ Health Services volunteers must have a current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions:
· Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
§ Responsibilities may include providing hands-on care for shelter clients including assisting with daily living, wound care, incontinence care and assistance with functional needs
§ Health Services volunteers may be called upon to provide health education, make health assessments, and determine if a higher level of care is needed
About NORFOLK COUNTY RSVP
PO Box 310, 614 High St, Dedham, MA 02027, US
Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program is dedicated to meeting community needs by connecting volunteers age 55+ with opportunities that meet their skills and areas of interest. We believe that we are all called to serve one another through the use of our unique gifts and passions.
Make a difference in Norfolk County by connecting your passions with community needs!
Norfolk County RSVP has volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 & over in 28 cities and towns at over 50 volunteer sites. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring pre-release inmates, tutoring elementary school children, drivers for Veterans, meals on wheels and food pantires, friendly visiting, non-profit support services and many more! N.C. RSVP will find the volunteer opportunity that best fits your interests & schedule and impacts the needs that are most critical to our county's communities. N.C. RSVP provides mileage reimbursement, accident & liability insurance, an invitation to our annual recognition event, monthly newsletters, orientation & training.