Are you a licensed healthcare professional? We need volunteers who can work in emergency shelters to help assess people’s health and provide hands-on care in alignment with their professional licensure. We also need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters; this could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies. Daily observation and health screening for COVID-19-like illness among shelter residents may also be required.
We have both associate and supervisory level opportunities available. If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current and unencumbered license, there is a role for you. Ancillary roles are available locally for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. RNs supervise all clinical tasks.
Provide hands-on care for shelter clients to include but not limited to assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, assistance with functional needs.
Provide health education, health assessments and determination if a higher level of care is needed.
Assist clients to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.
Advocate for client needs with Disaster Health Services supervisor.
Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
Complete required virtual self-paced training for position (4 hours total)
*Licensed Mental Health Professionals are also needed!
1250 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407, 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.
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
South Florida areaKey West, FL33040
August 11, 2020
Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
varies - shift schedules set when shelters are opened