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Alert!- Red Cross Disaster Shelter Volunteer.. Fire Season is Upon US!

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American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

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YOU can make a tremendous difference in the lives of people impacted by disaster.

What is a Disaster Shelter Service Volunteer?
We are currently in need of volunteers able to respond to sheltering needs due to the current hurricane/wildfire season during COVID-19 and following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Shelter Service Associates complete tasks necessary for shelter operations and provide assistance for disaster clients. Shelter Service Associates support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.


Responsibilities: Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID environment

  • Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders, and partners
  • Providing excellent client service and support the daily maintenance of the shelter operation at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor Using the Shift Tool during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts
Requirements:
  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster event
  • Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents. Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community. Demonstrates clear, concise, and effective written and verbal communication.
  • Lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift.
  • Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift.
  • Walk on uneven terrain.
  • Work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity, and/or extreme cold.
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Work for long periods on the computer and/or reading small print and/or writing.
  • Drive-in daytime and at night
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
Time Commitment:
  • MUST complete 3 hours of online training within 48 hours
  • Volunteer must be able to travel to San Bernardino or Riverside County (active wildfires)
  • Available for multiple shifts (6-12 hour shifts)
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If you are interested, sign up please at www.redcross.org/volunteer or contact the recruitment specialist, Juana Zapata at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org

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About American Red Cross - San Bernardino HIGH DESERT County Chapter

Location:

10600 N. Trademark Parkway, Suite 406, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730, 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.‚Äč

Description

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.

Community
Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

17199 Yuma StVictorville, CA 92395

(34.47301,-117.2875)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Community Outreach
  • Spanish
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Complete 3 hours of virtual self-paced training within 48 hours and available for 6-12 hour shifts
  • Volunteer must be able to travel to San Bernardino or Riverside County (active wildfires)

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