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Are You Licensed in the Medical Field? Interested in Deploying to Help in a Hurricane Response?

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American Red Cross


Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November.

Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes.

Disaster Health Services Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role aid and provide healthcare to shelter residents as needed.

Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional ?

For licensed healthcare professionals only

  • Work in person in alignment with your licensure at a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster
  • Provide hands-on healthcare to shelter residents including assistance with daily living, wound care, incontinence care, functional needs, etc.
  • Offer health education and help replace medications, durable equipment, and consumable supplies

Require ment s :

  • Unencumbered license in medical field
  • Willingness to work in a COVID environment
  • Strong relationship building and communications skills
  • Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training


  • Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours
  • 14-day deployment
  • 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/volunteertoday
  • Questions? Email: kristin.pendleton@redcross.org
  • Click this link to register to learn more: www.redcross.org/HurricaneDeploy

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About American Red Cross


American Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132, 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 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 or through the generosity of blood donors, providing critical blood to people in need, 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
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


10195 Corporate Square DriveSt. Louis, MO 63132



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 14 day deployment

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