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American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region


Experts fear the 2020 hurricane and wildfire seasons may be among the most active we will ever face. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the mission of the American Red Cross continues.

The American Red Cross is developing a reserve team to work in person at a Red Cross shelter before, during and/or after a disaster if there is a need. Sheltering volunteers support day-to-day activities in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information collection, etc. We are looking for individuals to provide excellent compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID-19 environment.

This opportunity requires the 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, along with availability to complete 4 to 6 hours of training within 7 days.

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About American Red Cross - Eastern New York Region


33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205, US

Mission Statement

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 its 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.

Disaster Relief


We'll work with your schedule.


Your Communitypulaski, NY 13142



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Agree to up to a 14 days deployment, if needed, to a disaster area to shelter displaced individuals. Shifts are up to 12 hours long in

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