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Covid Shelter Workers

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RSVP Polk

  • 1 person is interested
Red Cross

Following a declared emergency survivors may be displaced from their homes and in need of temporary shelter. In the case of hurricanes, these shelters open after the storm has passed and may operate for several weeks.

The Shelter Service Worker is a temporary position assigned to work in a local American Red Cross shelter in Polk County, Florida. Volunteers support the day-to-day activities and provide client services within a shelter under the direction of a Shelter Supervisor. You may choose shifts of 4, 8 or 12 hours on consecutive days. Training is provided.

Sign up and get trained now and be ready to serve in a time of need.


(This position is intended for workforce members from outside of Disaster Cycle Services, and event-based and partner volunteers)

Precautions:

  • Masks, Gloves and hand sanitizer provided
  • Social distancing

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About RSVP Polk

Location:

1290 Golfview Avenue, PO Box 9005 Drawer HS02, Bartow, FL 33831, US

Mission Statement

RSVP Polk engages people 55 and better in volunteer service to meet community needs and provides a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of volunteers.

Description

Leading Through Experience! You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now is the time to put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP. RSVP provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, community and service organizations, and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of volunteers with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental accident insurance while on duty, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Various Locations Polk County, FloridaBartow, FL 33830

(27.89157,-81.80058)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Sit or stand for up to 2 hours at a time. Follow worker safety procedures for working in Covid environment.

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