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Help Service Members by Becoming a Red Cross Mental Health Volunteer

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American Red Cross - Central California

SAF

You have the unique opportunity to make a difference in you military community. Service to the Armed Forces Mental Health volunteers facilitate psychoeducational workshops to service members, veterans and families experiencing challenges related to military life. We have an upcoming virtual training conference in August.

Eligibility Requirement: Master’s level or higher mental health professional with independent, clinical and unencumbered license in one of the following disciplines: Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, School Counseling/Psychology; Nursing (APN or CS in Mental Health area; RN’s who are board certified in Psy/MH). Note: To be eligible, you must have an independent license and not be under clinical supervision.

Contact Taylor Poisall at taylor.poisall2@redcross.org for more details!

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About American Red Cross - Central California

Location:

1300 W Shaw Suite 4B, Fresno, CA 93711, 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. The American Red Cross Central California Region serves over 4.2 million residents throughout 11 counties: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura.

Description

Boots on the Ground -- Your role could be to respond to home fires and other emergencies in your community, conduct in-home smoke alarm installation and fire safety education visits, or working in a wildfire shelter providing safe accommodations.

Instructor/Presenter positions to deliver education programs focused on preparedness, disasters and how to "Be Red Cross Ready" to adults and youth.

Client Facing Help Our Clients - Your role could be working with a family after a home fire, helping people locate loved ones after a war or natural disaster, or assisting military families with emergency communications and other services. This work can be emotionally draining but also deeply satisfying as you provide aid and comfort in someone’s time of need.

Lead the Way - "Leadership" volunteers guide our efforts, inspire our volunteers and hold us accountable to the highest standards. Your role could be to lead a small team of fellow volunteers, act as an advisor to a Red Cross Club for youth, or joining our Board of Directors.

Tell the Red Cross Story - Communications & Outreach volunteers educate the public about Red Cross services and stories in your community. Your role could be to represent the Red Cross at community events, work with your local media, or tell Red Cross stories through marketing, social media, or photography.

Community
Crisis Support
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

230 NW 3rd AveVisalia, CA 93291

(36.34089,-119.29393)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Veteran Care
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Facilitate a minimum of two presentations per year.
  • Facilitate a minimum of two times per year. Actively participate in and complete all course pre-work and training modules. Submit program evaluation forms within three days of participation. Facilitate alone or with another facilitator.

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