What is a Disaster Health Services volunteer? We are currently in need of volunteers with a MEDICAL LICENSE able to respond to sheltering needs due to the current hurricane/wildfire season during COVID-19 and following COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Provide hands on care for shelter clients to include but not limited to assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, assistance with functional needs.
Provide health education, health assessments and determination if a higher level of care is needed. Assist clients to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.
Advocate for client needs with Disaster Health Services supervisor.
Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
Complete required virtual self-paced training required for the position
Requirements: 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)
Minimum 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 Availability to sign up for multiple (shifts may be 8 or 12 hours long) (Riverside and San Bernardino counties have OPEN shelters needing volunteers)
Volunteers must be able to travel to San Bernardino (ACTIVE WILDFIRES)
Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
Availability to sign up for shifts of your choice (shifts are 8 -12 hours long)
Willing to complete 4 hours of virtual self-paced training within 48 hours
Volunteers must be able to travel to San Bernardino (ACTIVE WILD-FIRES)
Training: We provide all the training!
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Sign-up to volunteer today! Please email questions to Juana Zapata, the Sr. Volunteer Recruiter Specialist, at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org or (951) 205-6689.