First and foremost, we care about you and your safety. The American Red Cross continues to deliver critical services to your community during this health crisis, but we need people like you to join. We have a critical need for volunteers in the following areas:
Disaster Shelter Teams
Volunteers are needed to support the day-to-day activities within a disaster evacuation shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. Free online training will be provided. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum five consecutive days working shifts up to 12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required.
Disaster Health Services Teams
Are you a licensed healthcare professional? If so, we also have a high need for health care workers to provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents as needed. Free online training will be provided. If the need arises, volunteers are asked to commit to multiple local shifts of 4, 8 or 12 hours each. For those able to travel outside of their local area, a commitment of at least 14 consecutive days, working 8- or 12-hour shifts is required. Licensed Required: RN, LPN, LVN, EMT, Paramedic, MD, DO, PA, NP, APRN.
If you have supervisory experience, we are also looking for individuals to fill leadership roles called "shelter supervisor" and "Health Services Supervisor".
We care about your health and well-being, and if you are interested in volunteering for any in-person essential services, please review the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, consult your health care provider and follow local guidance.
If you can help in any of these positions during the wildfire season or you would like more information, please contact Sheri Bethoney at 916-261-0351 or Sherilyn.Bethoney@RedCross.org. Further, if you are interested in attending a virtual presentation on other volunteer opportunities, I invite you to attend one of our upcoming Virtual Open Houses. You can RSVP at www.tinyurl.com/GoldCountryOpenHouse.
About American Red Cross - Gold Country Region Headquarters
1565 Exposition Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95815, 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
We'll work with your schedule.
Calaveras CountyRailroad Flat, CA95248
August 22, 2020
Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Must be available for at least one deployment within the region for a minimum of five consecutive days, working up to 12-hour shifts, in a disaster evacuation shelter before the end of the year.
Must complete 3 hours, or more, of training within 14 calendar days.