The Red Cross has immediate needs for volunteers to help with the disasters on the West Coast (California, Oregon and Washington) and the Gulf Coast (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida). The American Red Cross continues to deliver critical services while following Covid-19 guidelines per CDC and local health organizations. We urgently need people like you to join as a volunteer in the following areas:
Disaster Shelter Service Associates (Disaster Deployment Opportunity) Duties: Will work in person in a Red Cross shelter this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and associates support the day-to-day activities which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. Training: 3 hours of virtual self-paced training required
Disaster Shelter Service Supervisor (Disaster Deployment Opportunity) Duties: Supervises a team of assigned workers to successfully complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and aid disaster clients. Supervisors guide and support the day-to-day activities which includes working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. A minimum of 2 years’ experience supervising a team of 5 or more. Training: 9 hours of virtual self-paced training required
Disaster Health Services Service Associate (Disaster Deployment/Virtual Opportunity) Duties: Assist shelter residents with healthcare needs during this hurricane/wildfire season. Required Qualifications: A current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions: * Registered Nurse (RN) * Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) * Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) * Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)* Paramedic * Medical Doctor (MD) * Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) * Physician Assistant (PA) * Nurse Practitioner (NP) * Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). Training: 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required
Train now to be a Red Cross volunteer and answer the call to help if the need arises here in our region. To learn more, visit: www.redcross.org/volunteertoday or apply through this post
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. Vision Statement The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that... ...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope; ...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters; ...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products; ...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and ...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.
Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world.
Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.