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Virtual Disaster Health Services Volunteer (Forsyth County)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

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Are you a licensed medical professional? Do you want to volunteer your expertise in your community? The Red Cross needs you! Earn contact hours towards certifications.

The Red Cross has an ongoing need for individuals with active and unencumbered medical licenses to serve as Disaster Health Service Associates. In this role, Health Service volunteers support our Disaster Response volunteers, responding to year-round local disasters such as home fires, floods, tornados, etc. The Health Service Associates meet the disaster related health needs of clients such as replacing durable health equipment, medication, glasses, dentures, etc.

Disaster Health Services Time Commitment:

  • Red Cross Health Service volunteers work virtually to meet and assist clients.  Disaster Health Services volunteers rotate being on-call for one week (8 am to 5 pm) every 6 weeks. Volunteers typically assist 5-10 hours/month.

Disaster Health Services Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Active and unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, Retired RN/LPN/LVN if the state in which the license is granted allows for full scope of practice for the volunteer.

Disaster Health Services Volunteer Training:

  • Must meet training requirement for Disaster Health Services Service Associate (9, self-paced online training courses that take approximately 6.5 hours to complete)
  • Free training will be provided and 5.25 nursing contact hours are offered

Learn more and apply online at: redcross.org/volunteer

Questions? Contact kasey.marshall@redcross.org or 336-646-4047

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About American Red Cross

Location:

690 Coliseum Dr NW, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, 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.

Description

Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the American Red Cross to support its mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering. There are many ways you can volunteer in your local community, and we are always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels . We have diverse volunteer opportunities in Blood Services, Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Communications, and Volunteer Services.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine
Community, Disaster Relief, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

690 Coliseum DriveWinston-Salem, NC 27106

(36.12402,-80.26184)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Red Cross Health Service volunteers work virtually to meet and assist clients.  Disaster Health Services volunteers rotate being on-call for one week (8 am to 5 pm) every 6 weeks. Volunteers typically assist 5-10 hours/month. 
  • Must be a licensed Health Professional (see description for full list of qualifications).

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