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Emergency Shelter Volunteers - Training Now! (Mecklenburg County)

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American Red Cross

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The Red Cross is recruiting and training seasonal emergency shelter volunteers NOW so we can be ready to serve our communities' needs when the time comes to act!

Due to the current active hurricane and wildfire seasons, the Red Cross continues to need volunteers to care for people in communities who have been struck by disaster. We have an urgent need for Red Cross Shelter Volunteers.

Disaster Response Shelter Volunteer duties/requirements include:

  • Serving as a shelter worker on a disaster relief operation. Roles may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter.
  • Provide excellent compassionate customer service while observing all safety protocols in a COVID environment including wearing a mask (regardless of vaccination status).
  • Maintaining clear communication and collaboration with supervisor and peers.
  • Complete training and tasks required for shelter operations.

Training: All training is available online 24/7. To become a fully trained Red Cross Shelter volunteer you will need to complete 3.2 hours of training. Training should be completed within two (2) days once it is assigned to you.

Time Commitment:

  • Regional Response (within 50 miles of home address): A minimum requirement of five days (8-12 hours per day) during the disaster relief operation for multiple, consecutive days .
  • Beyond Regional Response/Deployment: Deployment means traveling (Red Cross arranges travel and pays expenses) to a disaster area for a minimum of 14 days working between 12-14 hour shifts.

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About American Red Cross


2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203, 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.


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 an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief


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2425 Park RdCharlotte, NC 28203



  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Depending upon response type (regional vs. deployment), 5-14 consecutive days; 8-14 hours per day.
  • The American Red Cross will cover travel expenses for volunteers deploying outside the region.

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